Signs That Your Driveway Needs Asphalt Resurfacing

Damaged driveways require immediate fixes. It is normal for driveway surfaces to experience wear and tear over time, especially when heavy or multiple vehicles are parking on top. The problem with damaged driveways, is that if they are not resurfaced or repaired, they often lead to worse problems and the issues can sometimes become too damaged to repair. This can become even more expensive for homeowners. So, if you see any of the following signs in your drive, contact an asphalt contractor.


There are several signs that your driveway is in need of resurfacing, but one of the most common is the presence of potholes. These are often the result of continuous wear and tear and rough weather conditions. Over time, they can damage the wheels, suspension, and various parts of a vehicle.


Spalling concrete is a common problem with driveway installations. Spalling occurs due to cracked material. This issue is commonly caused by weather conditions and the rocks that make up the material begin to stress underneath the surface of the drive which can cause discolouration, cracks, and overall ruin curb appeal.

Water Pooling

If your driveway is prone to water pooling, it may be time to consider resurfacing. This problem can be caused by a faulty drainage system. If water continues to pool, this can eventually lead to structural damage. Resin-bound driveways are a great option for newer homes, as the material channels water efficiently and reduces the risk of flooding.


Cracking in your driveway is a tell-tale sign that the surface of your driveway is beginning to fail. In some cases, cracking can be repaired, but in most cases it will require complete resurfacing. In addition, if the cracks are wide and jagged, they may indicate a structural issue that requires full slab replacement.


Oxidation is a symptom of aging asphalt, which is caused by the sun. It causes the asphalt to break down and turn black or grey over time. It also causes the asphalt to become cracked and brittle, allowing water to penetrate. This can cause extensive damage to the driveway. You can prevent this aging process by sealing cracks in your asphalt driveway. Before applying a sealer, it’s a good idea to fill in the cracks with filler. 


If you notice that your driveway is beginning to crumble and pit, it may be time to have it resurfaced. Pitting can occur during the mixing process of concrete and during the curing process. Although it is not the fault of your contractor, it can be difficult to spot when it is happening. Because concrete doesn’t display any warning signs during the mixing process, even experienced contractors might not notice that there is a problem until after the concrete has cured.