When to Repair vs. Repave Your Driveway February 11, 2019

Kapolei, Honolulu County
When to Repair vs. Repave Your Driveway, ,

Your asphalt driveway is more than just a space to park your vehicles. It also serves as an aesthetic focal point and creates a safe walkway to and from your home. However, this material will experience wear and tear when exposed to weathering. To avoid any safety hazards, it’s essential to know when it’s time to schedule repair or repave the entire surface.

3 Factors that Affect Your Driveway

1. Age

Asphalt driveways have an average lifespan of about 20 years. If yours is nearing the end of its life span and displaying signs of discoloration and weathering, it’s more beneficial to invest in a replacement. Making repairs is only a temporary solution, and as your driveway continues to age, more problems will appear.

2. Cracks & Potholes

drivewayThese are problems that affect the foundation of your driveway; however, they can be repaired when addressed immediately. If you’ve been neglecting regular maintenance, such as asphalt sealing, the surface may deteriorate at a quicker rate and cause more damage to the entire structure.

3. Sun Damage

The sun’s UV rays can impact the visual appearance, and it may cause the surface to fade or appear weathered. While seal coatings can protect against the sun, over time your driveway still won’t look as it did when it was first installed. To restore the aesthetic appearance of your property, it may be best to remove the current driveway and have it repaved.


When it’s time to repair or repave your asphalt driveway, turn to Peterson Bros. Construction in Waianae, HI, for assistance. With over 60 years of industry experience, this family-owned company specializes in a variety of demolition, excavation, and paving services for residential and commercial customers. Call (808) 679-9522 to speak with a licensed contractor about your needs or visit them online to view their full list of services.

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