Time to Replace Your Driveway if You Have Any of These Signs

Published On: August 29, 2022

Your driveway is one of the first things people see when they come to your home, so you want to make sure it’s in good condition. But over time, even the best-laid asphalt driveways can develop cracks and potholes. If you have any of these signs, then it might be time to replace your driveway: 


Potholes are a common problem with asphalt driveways. They form when water seeps into the cracks in the surface of the driveway and freezes, expanding and causing further damage. Potholes can also be caused by vehicles driving over weak spots in the driveway.


Cracks in your asphalt driveway are another sign that it might be time for a replacement. These can be caused by the same factors that cause potholes, as well as by tree roots growing beneath the surface of the driveway and pushing up on it.

Tree roots cracking asphalt

If you have trees in your yard, their roots can sometimes grow under your driveway and crack the asphalt. This is more likely to happen if the tree is close to the driveway.

Uneven surface

An uneven surface is another sign that your driveway might need to be replaced. This can be caused by settling or shifting of the ground beneath the driveway, or by damage from vehicles driving over it.

From these signs, the first step in replacing an asphalt driveway is to remove the old one. This involves breaking up the existing driveway with a jackhammer or similar tool. Once the old driveway is removed, the area will need to be graded and prepared for the new asphalt.

After the area is prepared, a new layer of asphalt will be installed. The thickness of this layer will depend on the condition of the underlying soil and the amount of traffic that your driveway will need to withstand. After the new asphalt is installed, it will need to be compacted with a roller to ensure a smooth, even surface. Once the new asphalt is in place, it will need to be sealed to protect it from the elements. This is typically done with a coal tar-based sealer, which will need to be reapplied every few years to keep your driveway looking its best.

So, if you have any of the signs mentioned earlier, then it’s time to start thinking about replacing your driveway. Asphalt driveways can last for many years, but eventually, they will need to be replaced. When that time comes, contact us for a free estimate and we’ll take care of everything. We at Tejada’s Paving LLC will find the perfect solution for your home.