Is Your Vehicle Affecting Your Driveway?

On a daily basis, your driveway is constantly being driven on, walked on, and used as an area for other activities. Over time, your actions will begin to wear down the driveway — especially if it’s made from asphalt. Here are some bad habits you need to stop and what you should be doing instead.

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Turning Your Wheel in Place

Do you ever catch yourself turning the wheel of your car before it starts moving? This small habit can actually cause some serious divots in your asphalt driveway. To avoid creating these divots every time you pull in and out of your driveway, make sure the car is moving before turning the wheel.

Letting Oil Spots Sit

If your vehicle is dripping oil, there’s an obvious problem that needs to be corrected. Other than the possible damage being sustained by your car, your driveway will be accumulating these oil spots. Not only are they unsightly, but if they’re not cleaned up as they’re created, the asphalt can soften over time.

Poor Snow Removal Habits

Plowing your driveway is the easiest snow removal method. Unfortunately, one wrong move and you could end up with a pothole — or several. If you’re not willing to roll the dice by using a plow attachment, invest in ice melt to place on the asphalt before it snows. Most ice melts and salts won’t damage asphalt surfaces.

There are several different ways your vehicle is hurting your driveway — so cut it out and protect your investment! For those looking to overhaul their driveway, contact the experts at Ambrosio Landscape Solutions. To learn more about driveway installation or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (203) 762-5167.