Your pavement is an investment that should last for many years with proper care and maintenance. Whether it’s your driveway, sidewalk, or parking lot, the pavement provides a smooth and safe surface for you and your guests. Here are some tips to help you extend the lifespan of your pavement and keep it looking great for years to come. 

Regular Cleaning

Regular cleaning is essential for maintaining the appearance of your pavement and removing debris that can cause damage. Sweep or hose down your pavement regularly to remove leaves, dirt, and other debris. 

Seal coating

Seal coating is a process that involves applying a protective layer to the surface of your pavement. This helps to protect the pavement from the elements, including UV rays, rain, and snow. Seal coating should be applied every two to three years to maintain its effectiveness. 

Repair Cracks and Potholes

Cracks and potholes can cause severe damage to your pavement over time and make it unsafe to walk or drive on. It’s important to repair cracks and potholes as soon as you notice them to prevent further damage and extend the lifetime of your pavement.

Proper Drainage

Proper drainage is essential for the longevity of your pavement. Water that pools on the surface can cause damage and accelerate the aging process.  

Regular Inspections

Regular inspections are essential for identifying and addressing any potential problems before they become serious. Schedule an inspection of your pavement at least once a year to catch any issues early and to keep your pavement looking its best. 

Limit Heavy Loads

Heavy loads, such as vehicles, can cause significant damage to your pavement over time. Limit the number of heavy loads on your pavement and distribute the weight evenly to reduce stress on the surface. 


Taking care of your pavement is essential for maintaining its appearance and extending its lifetime. If you’re unsure about the condition of your pavement or if you need help with repairs or maintenance, consult a professional paving company for advice. They can provide you with a detailed assessment and recommendations for keeping your pavement in top condition. 

Contact us at Metro Paving, and we will inspect your pavement and recommend what needs to be repaired or replaced! We are a full-service asphalt company specializing in commercial and residential paving and maintenance. We also offer concrete services!