I’ve got cracks in my Asphalt, Now what?

Upon examining your asphalt driveway, you recognize something every homeowner fears, some dreadful cracks in the driveway! Those cracks will eventually become potholes, and, if not repaired, cause tire damage. Tire damage means having to purchase new tires.

Bennett Paving can prevent that added expense by repairing those cracks in your asphalt. Asphalt is an inexpensive source for a driveway; yet, it is susceptible to cracking. If the inevitable has happened to your asphalt driveway, call Bennett Paving in Austin. They have talented professionals who will be able to address and make all the necessary repairs your driveway requires.


After a heavy snowfall, moisture seeps into the asphalt material of a driveway. Drastic temperature changes cause the moisture to expand.

The result? Formation of those awful cracks in an otherwise perfect asphalt driveway! In addition, the process of freezing and thawing can be detrimental to an asphalt driveway.


Besides extreme temperatures, ice, and snow, there is another element that wreaks havoc on an asphalt driveway. That element is heating. To be more specific, the intense, blazing ultraviolet rays of the sun.

In Austin, Texas the summer months can be extremely hot. An asphalt driveway may not tolerate the heat well, which results in those horrid cracks you are seeing.


The test of time doesn’t always fair well with an asphalt driveway. Age and normal wear and tear plays a role in making it susceptible to deterioration.

As the years go by, materials begin to erode and degrade. Along with the added occurrences of bad weather, increases the odds of your driveway being damaged.


A typical asphalt driveway is established over a six-inch thick layer of gravel. Over time, this gravel gradually shifts due to natural movements created by the earth, or other reasons, such as storms. When the gravel shifts, cracks begin to form. No homeowner wants to see cracks developing in their driveway.

Not only is it unsightly, but it creates more significant problems down the road. Although it is difficult to avert the formation of cracks, there are preventative measures to deter the issue.

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The best way to prevent cracking is to call the professionals at Bennett Paving to seal your driveway. Constant monitoring for cracks and routine maintenance is crucial to ensure cracks do not begin.

If the cracks in your driveway are becoming too much to handle on your own, then it is time to call in the professionals. Contact Bennett Paving in Austin at 512-572-3255 for a quote to repair your asphalt driveway.