Asphalt provides a durable and safe driveway designed to withstand many years of freeze and thaw cycles. With the proper care, asphalt driveways can last for many years. However, time takes its toll on all things, even the most durable of asphalt driveways.


At J&W Asphalt serving the Twin Cities, our asphalt paving contractors are experts in driveway repair and replacement. If your driveway has seen better days, we can help. We’ve put together these guidelines to help you determine whether you should repair, resurface, or replace your driveway. 


Asphalt Driveway Repair

There are many things that can damage an asphalt driveway. One of the biggest among them is surface water. Normally, an asphalt driveway provides a completely sealed off and watertight surface, protecting the materials beneath it. However, minor cracks and damage will allow water to seep in, which can cause serious damage to the pavement beneath the surface.


It is important to repair these cracks before they cause more serious damage. If your driveway has minor cracks, our asphalt paving contractors can easily repair them using our infrared repair.


Infrared repair is also appropriate for these issues:

●        Potholes

●        Sunken aprons

●        Settlement

●        Birdbaths


Asphalt Driveway Resurfacing

If your driveway has more than a few minor cracks, it may be time to consider resurfacing. If the materials below the surface of your driveway are still in good shape, the asphalt can be resurfaced. Our asphalt paving contractors can reuse existing materials to completely resurface your driveway. The finished product will be a beautiful, waterproof asphalt surface designed to withstand serious inclement weather and drainage.


Asphalt Driveway Replacement

Eventually, every driveway comes to the end of its lifespan. If your driveway’s surface has significant damage, this may mean the substrate underneath is also damaged. Our residential asphalt paving experts can take a look at your driveway and assess the damage.


If your driveway is in need of dig out and replacement, our expert pavement professionals have installed tens of thousands of residential driveways over the past 42 years. While we are there, we can also widen your driveway or extend it to make room for your new boat or recreational vehicle.


Minnesota Residential Asphalt Contractors

Few things add curb appeal to a home like a healthy, attractive asphalt driveway. But a quality asphalt driveway can also equal safety for your home’s occupants as well as for your vehicles. If your asphalt driveway is looking less than its best, our asphalt paving contractors can help. To find out whether you should repair, resurface, or replace your asphalt driveway, give us a call at  952.894.9078, or contact us online to schedule your driveway repair.