That’s usually a sign of the failing base layer stone.
There are a slew of potential things wrong with your pavement.
Lack of maintenance and improper installation are 2 main causes of premature failure.
Asphalt is very susceptible to vehicle tire impressions and depressions.
We recommend waiting at least 24 hours before driving on freshly compacted asphalt.
Make sure you don’t turn your cars tires on freshly compacted asphalt when your car is stationary!
ALWAYS, ALWAYS keep your car rolling as you turn!
Also, don’t forget to always keep your asphalt pavement maintained! Concrete also needs some maintenance once in a while, but not as often as asphalt.
Sealcoat and crackfill costs are cheap compared to asphalt replacement!
Avoid parking your car on the same spot every time.
Doing that will definitely leave tire impressions and depressions.
One last big tip, DON’T SEALCOAT FRESH ASPHALT FOR AT LEAST 1 (ONE) YEAR AFTER ITS BEEN INSTALLED.
Whiles it may sound like a good idea to sealcoat the driveway as soon as possible, you may want to hold off on that for at least a year.
Fresh asphalt has oils in it from the factory that help it bind together and makes it easier for us to pave!
Sometimes oil spills, depending on how severe, may hinder your asphalt pavement.
A few drops of oil won’t cause catastrophic damage to asphalt, but enough of it on a hot summer day may start to damage it over time.
It may soften the area and could start a chain reaction starting with, slightly sinking, cracking and eventually sub-grade failure.
If you suspect your pavement is needing some TLC, Give us a call!
We will come out and meet with you, assess the scope of work and give you an honest & professional opinion, completely free!