A blacktop driveway is prone to develop cracks and potholes over a period of time. These are the most common issues with driveways that render it poor. The reasons could be bad maintenance, improper paving and also climatic conditions. Inadequately maintained, poorly drained driveways and those exposed to extreme weather changes are more easily affected. The costliest option is to replace and repave the driveway. Even then if the existing asphalt is not removed properly, the repaving cannot be expected to last longer as the foundation might not be as good. If you are left with no other option but repairing the driveway, there are different options available depending on the current status of your driveway and the level of work needed. Many paving experts are available like to do such repairs and maintenance work.
The cheapest option is to sealcoat your driveway. This especially works on a well paved and well maintained surface. It works great if the driveway is in good condition except for the colour and minor cracks. Generally most paving companies are specialists at fixing such problems. They will easily take care of this minor issue and look at extending the life of your driveway. There is also an option to do patches and then sealcoat it. This is because of the condition of the driveway is not the best. Companies that know your driveway is a critical part of the functionality and look of your home take up the repair works with care.
The worst is when the cracks and potholes increase in number. The repair costs are definitely higher. They require overlay, patching and filling before sealcoating can be done. Cracks need to be sealed, potholes filled and asphalt coated. There will be times when you will be not sure of what option to choose. Leave it to the professionals to handle and you will have the outcome you are expecting.