Asphalt is extremely tough and durable, and along with quicker installation, it’s a viable choice for driveways and parking lots. However, asphalt cannot be ignored, as a lack of maintenance can cause it to deteriorate before its time. That’s why it’s crucial to know when to contact asphalt paving in Toronto to ensure the structure and stability of your asphalt.

Read on for everything you need to know about when and why to hire an asphalt paving service in Toronto.

1. Look Out For Warning Signs

Canada goes through various weather changes throughout each season, sometimes with temperatures dipping to extreme lows to extreme highs. Both drastic changes in temperature can negatively affect the durability and appearance of an asphalt driveway or parking lot and cause significant wear. Ensure you’re actively checking on your asphalt condition and its integrity. To do so, you need to look out for certain signs of wear on the asphalt, including:

  • Drainage issues
  • Minor cracks
  • Fading
  • Warping or sinking
  • Large cracks (which can later turn into potholes)

2. What Services Do You Need?

If you’ve detected any of the previous signs of damage or wear in your driveway, it’s important to know what specific type of asphalt paving service you may need. For example, some minor asphalt cracks do not require a full re-paving job. That is why West York Paving offers asphalt cosmetic repairs to preventative and restorative services to provide you with a full range of asphalt services to keep your driveway in peak condition. Whether you require a complete resurfacing, minor repairs or unsure of what type of service you need, our asphalt paving company can assess the damage and determine the most effective solution for it.

3. How To Avoid Asphalt Damage

Asphalt driveways will naturally incur damage and wear over a period of time, as they are exposed to harsh outdoor elements and pressure from vehicles. However, there are still several preventative measures to take to prolong and ensure the lifespan of your driveway. You should have your driveway sealed by our asphalt pavers to prevent future cracks or stop the minimal cracks from worsening. Having your driveway sealed every two or three years is sufficient to keep it in optimal condition. 

Another way to extend your asphalt driveway’s condition is to repair any damage as soon as you detect it. Surface cracks can easily be filled and repaired, however, if damage escalates and becomes too severe, you should have your asphalt resurfaced. Any deeper or larger cracks can allow water to enter underneath the driveway, which can lead to costly repairs.

West York Paving is committed to providing excellent residential and commercial asphalt paving services in Toronto. Along with our competitive pricing and customer service, we ensure exceptional workmanship on each project we work on. Using only the highest-grade materials and equipment, we ensure the finished product exceeds your expectations each time. Get a FREE quote on our services to get started today at