Asphalt driveways are built to last and can endure the most wear and tear, but this doesn’t mean they should go completely without maintenance.  Driveway upkeep is important and easy and is just as important as regular maintenance done to a home or a vehicle.

An asphalt driveway should be seal coated every two to three years and the cracks need to be addressed at the same time as well.

Sometimes simply rotating parking spots and parking with tires straight instead of crooked can help with the integrity of the parking lot or driveway as it can reduce the wear and tear on the top coat of the asphalt.

Cleaning up any spills or leaks will further help the asphalt to stay in its best condition.  You can use cat litter to soak up messes. Use cardboard if working on a car in the driveway to catch any spills.

Mostly importantly, seal and fix any cracks in your asphalt.  Cracks will attract many unwanted elements like water, and weeds.  Remember to seal coat the driveway on a regular schedule of every two to three years.