Asphalt Repair & Maintenance

From asphalt repairs to road construction and driveway paving, RDM Asphalt & Construction is proud to offer services near Albany, NY. Call us today!

Asphalt, overall, is a durable and long-lasting surface for vehicles. It can make road and driveway maintenance simpler, particularly in poor weather. However, asphalt does have some limitations that should be considered by any homeowner, business, or municipality interested in asphalt paving. Understanding what goes into asphalt maintenance and asphalt crack repair in Albany and the surrounding region will help prepare you to effectively take care of your asphalt surface.

Asphalt Repair

Asphalt driveways may consistently stay in good repair for 25 years or longer. That said, asphalt driveways may face certain problems throughout their lifetime, including any of the following:

  • Asphalt may sometimes crack due to weather, temperature, plant roots infiltrating underneath, or other factors
  • Potholes can develop in asphalt, generally due to patterns of freezing and thawing over winter
  • Edges of asphalt driveways and roads tend to be unfinished and thus may be more prone to cracking and breakdown over time
  • Certain spots in asphalt driveways can start to sag over time, either due to excessive weight, water pooling, or a combination of factors

In some cases, homeowners and business owners can easily do asphalt repair on their own. For relatively minor asphalt crack repair, asphalt driveway crack fillers, or cold-mix asphalt, can be employed as a quick and effective fix. A professional is your best bet for complicated jobs, bigger holes, and problems that seem to be worsening. 

Asphalt Maintenance

Asphalt does not require a tremendous amount of maintenance; however, a modicum of asphalt maintenance can go a long way towards improving the longevity of your asphalt. There are a few asphalt maintenance techniques that may be worth employing, including the following:

  • Occasionally re-sealing asphalt (roughly every 2-5 years) will certainly help its longevity, as well as prevent problems before they become more severe
  • Regular cleaning of asphalt is essential; aim to thoroughly sweep and then rinse your asphalt twice a year, to remove all dirt and other debris
  • As suggested above, quickly patch small holes and cracks as they appear to prevent them from worsening

Perhaps above all, pay close attention to your asphalt surface! The best approach to asphalt maintenance is to be aware of problems before they result. Look for areas where the asphalt is wearing, water is pooling, tree roots are snaking under the asphalt, or other factors may compromise its integrity over time.


In short, asphalt can be a great surface material for a driveway, private road, parking area, or other similar space. Some degree of asphalt repair and maintenance can be done on your own, but it is best to hire a professional for complicated jobs.

If you need asphalt repair or maintenance in the greater Albany area, RDM Asphalt can get the job done. We have a wealth of experience in residential and commercial paving and seal-coating and can work with you to improve an existing surface or touch up a new one. Contact us today to get started.


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