When Should You Replace Your Asphalt Driveway?

Sometimes, you can repair damage to a driveway. Other times, it’s time to get a new driveway. How do you know the difference? Calling a professional for a free consultation is always a good idea. However, if you are wondering whether to make that call, here are three signs it might be time to replace your driveway paving.

When Should You Replace Your Asphalt Driveway?

Alligator Cracks

There are a couple of kinds of cracks that you might notice on your driveway. Cracks that develop as straight lines usually don’t mean you need to pave again. Call an expert to have those cracks refilled with hot tar.

If on the other hand, you have cracks in a web-like pattern that look almost like the hide of an alligator, it’s time for a new driveway.


The older your driveway gets, the more likely it is to develop cracks and potholes at an accelerated rate. Sometimes, it’s better to replace your driveway before the damage gets too bad. Plus, an older driveway usually looks weathered and faded. A new one will quickly freshen up the look of your property.


If your driveway is literally disappearing before your eyes it’s probably time to replace it. Wind, rain, and storms can cause erosion to eat away at your pavement. The longer you wait to deal with erosion, the worse it will get. An eroding driveway can become a safety hazard for you and your vehicles. Take care of it now. Don’t wait till later. It might be too late.

With our expertise in the field, we at DC Paving & Sealcoating are ready to help you with your driveway needs. For more information, please contact us.