Whether it is concrete or asphalt, when it is time for driveway resurfacing or maintenance, there are many words people throw around in the paving industry, such as the terms ‘replacing, repairing, patching, sealcoating, lining, resurfacing’. When a homeowner experiences a damaged driveway, many aren’t sure whether they should replace, repair, patch, or resurface it. Allow the professionals at Counts Contracting to guide you through the process and improve the stability and appearance of your driveway.

What Is Driveway Resurfacing?

While repairing and patching have to do with specific areas of a driveway, resurfacing has to do with the entire driveway. In the case of asphalt driveway paving, we’ll give your driveway a fresh layer of asphalt.

asphalt repairSigns You Might Need Driveway Resurfacing

If your driveway suffers from a handful of small holes or cracks, a few asphalt patches can usually do the trick. If your driveway is in a worse state, however, we’ll recommend resurfacing it.  If you’re considering just patching the worn places on your asphalt driveway, but fear that more small holes or cracks will appear in the near future, you’ll benefit more from a full resurfacing.

Resurfacing should only be done if the foundation of your driveway is still in good shape. If it’s not, resurfacing won’t help stabilize it and instead, you should consider a driveway replacement.

With a concrete driveway, you might need to have us remove and replace a concrete driveway, patio or walkway that is not stable or was improperly designed. Call Counts Contracting to inspect your concrete driveway in need of repairs.

What Happens?

When we resurface your driveway, we’ll first clean off any dirt, leaves, grass, twigs, and other debris. After that, we’ll clean out and fill in any cracks or holes that have surfaced. Once the driveway is smooth again, we’ll pour on a fresh layer of asphalt about 2 inches – 3 inches thick. Then, we’ll smooth down and flatten the new layer using a rolling machine. The end result is a driveway that looks and feels brand new. This method of driveway repair can save you time and money when compared to others.  Call Counts Contracting today at 704-449-2685 and we’ll let you know if resurfacing is right for you.