Parking a car in a driveway that isn't properly paved is a big mistake, as it can leave the car dirty and damaged. Whether a driveway is paved with concrete, bricks, or asphalt, any material is better than parking a car on an unpaved driveway that is full of dirt and rocks. If you are tired of your unpaved driveway damaging the paint on your car from rocks scratching it up, it's time to choose a paving material and hire a professional paving contractor. Although there is a variety of paving materials to choose between, asphalt should be considered as the first option. Asphalt is one of the most affordable pavement materials for a driveway, but it also looks beautiful and is easy to maintain.
Parking a Car on a Newly Paved Asphalt Driveway
You might be concerned about how long you must wait to park your car in the driveway after it has been paved with asphalt. The perk of choosing asphalt as the material for your driveway to be paved with is that the paving process doesn't often take long to complete. Professionals are able to quickly prepare the driveway for laying out asphalt by using equipment that can excavate the ground, remove dirt and rocks, and level out the soil. After the asphalt has been placed in the area that was prepared, you will likely have to wait at least one day before parking your car on the asphalt pavement. In some cases, you might have to wait a little longer than one day for the asphalt to cure before parking your car.
Maintaining the Aesthetics of an Asphalt Driveway
One advantage that you will enjoy by choosing asphalt as the paving material for your driveway is that maintaining the aesthetic isn't difficult to do. Unlike a concrete driveway that can be difficult to repair without professional help, you can repair the cracks in an asphalt pavement on your own without the need for any additional special skills. For example, if cracks develop in the asphalt pavement, you can buy a small amount of fresh asphalt and place it in an applicator that will make it easy to fill in the cracks. The fresh asphalt that is used to fill in cracks will blend well with old asphalt in most cases, which means there will not be areas of discoloration in the driveway that causes your home to lose its curb appeal.
For more information, contact a local asphalt paving service near you to learn more.