From roads to parking lots to driveways, paved has been a popular surface choice for many decades. Asphalt allows a surface to be laid in a faster time period than concrete and provides lower maintenance costs. It also provides a surface with excellent water runoff properties and a pleasant look.
But as with any surface material, asphalt requires periodic maintenance. Freezing and thawing during winter as well as salt residue, will eventually create the need for occasional repairs. Even minor repairs are important to avoid costly repaving down the road. A small crack in the top layer will allow water to seep into the pavement. Freezing and thawing will quickly widen the crack or create holes in the pavement.