A new asphalt driveway is not only affordable, weather-resistant, and great looking, they are also long- lasting if they are properly installed and maintained.

Being cost-effective and durable to withstand heavy weight and extreme weather conditions, asphalt is considered the best option for your driveway and the most recommended material to consider long term. Low maintenance costs combined with fast installation time are additional benefits.

If you maintain your asphalt driveway properly, it can last 20, up to 30 years. The key ingredients to a long-lasting asphalt driveway are:


Drainage System

One of the main threats to asphalt driveways is water. Hence, it is important to have an appropriate drainage system or adequate run-off areas before you consider laying the asphalt. This is easily dealt with if properly laid out.

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Without proper attention, water has the potential to reduce the lifespan of your driveway. It can get into the cracks and create a powerful pressure able to break the asphalt in cold weather.


Regular Maintenance

It is essential to carry out regular maintenance of the asphalt driveways. Fixing small cracks on a regular basis, sweeping out debris, cleaning oil and fuel stains, etc. By maintaining your driveway over time, you will be able to enjoy it for many extra years to come.

When an asphalt drive does finally start to wear out, cracks and potholes start forming in your asphalt you need to act promptly to avoid further damage and costly repair bills. Make sure the rainwater never penetrates bitumen (read more: What’s the difference between asphalt and bitumen) as it can cause the asphalt to break down more quickly.


Designed For Heavy Loads

Remember, asphalt requires a stable base. Are you planning to install a high-volume car area? Hardstand may be built instead of a standard asphalt driveway as its more durable and optimal to withstand heavy loads from cars. What is a Hardstand? This is a mixture of coarser aggregate with a bitumen binder, mixed at a high temperature that is then laid over a compacted base material.


Quality Workmanship

One of the essential ways to increase the value of your property is to invest in quality workmanship and asphalt maintenance programs. A well-installed and well-maintained asphalt driveway can increase the value of your home.

At NK Asphalt, we employ a talented team of skilled people with two generations across four families who build asphalt driveways to last.

Several team members have worked with us for over twenty years and have a wealth of experience in planning and laying quality and durable asphalt for residential and commercial purposes.


Replacing or Resurfacing the Asphalt?

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Asphalt road surfacing by NK Asphalt.

The cracks in your driveway are normally caused by the underlying base material or sub-base movement. You may need to have the damaged driveway surface completely removed and replaced with fresh asphalt if the damage is beyond the scope of only resurfacing, but it can be surprising how a deteriorated surface can sometimes still be resurfaced.

In some instances, due to negligent maintenance of asphalt, faulty installation, abuse or misuse driveway resurfacing will be required, but in others replacing the asphalt may be required.


Speak to the Perth Asphalt Experts

Get an Asphalt Surface from Perth’s Leading Asphalt Contractors that will last up to 30 years.

Speak to the team at NK Asphalt for a no-obligation-free measure and quote for your surfacing project.

We have been installing new asphalt surfaces for over 30 years in Perth and can offer you free advice based on your needs.


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If your job is 150m2 or more and in the Perth or surrounding areas.

Paul Calnon

Paul is a Director of NK Asphalt and has over thirty years of experience in the asphalt and bitumen industry since joining NK Asphalt in 1994. He’s an expert in all aspects of asphalt works - and can give advice on baseworks, kerbing and other site services. He is dedicated to providing the right solution for clients - and can give great advice on the pro’s and cons of different methods clients may be considering.