Changing The Look Of Your Asphalt Driveway

If you have an asphalt driveway, you are most likely enjoying a smooth surface that is easy to care for. While asphalt surfaces have several benefits, you are a bit limited on the look they provide. Asphalt driveways are usually a bland gray or black color. If you would like to spruce up your asphalt driveway, you have a few options available.

Add The Look Of Brick

If you like the appearance of cobblestone or brick, you can incorporate the patterning right into your existing asphalt driveway. As long as your driveway is free of cracks and crevices, and if it does not have a seal coating build-up, an asphalt company can use stamps to make impressions into the surface. 

The process is done by heating up the existing asphalt and pressing a template into it so it dries with the new impression. If your driveway needs a little fixing up first, the driveway paving service can add an inch or two of new asphalt over your existing driveway and use the stamp while applying.

Revamp Your Existing Driveway

Have a driveway paving service add seal coating to protect your driveway from elements and wear. A fresh layer of seal coat is sometimes all you need to revitalize your driveway into an appealing area as it will brighten the coloring and make it seem like new again.

Consider adding some stones or bricks to each side of your driveway to pull the eyes to the sides instead of focusing on a drab color. Another idea is to use cedar chips on each side and place flowers or solar lamps every few feet to highlight the sides, drawing attention away from the middle portion.

Give It Some Color

If you wish to change the color of your driveway, asphalt paint will give it a new hue without a lot of effort. Painting your driveway can be done on your own, quite easily. Asphalt paint should be placed on a driveway that has been completely cleaned of all debris with the use of a pressure washer. After the driveway dries, add the color using a roller or sprayer. 

Asphalt paint comes in a variety of colors, allowing you to be creative in how you display it on your driveway. If you wish to use more than one color to make a decorative surface, plot out your design in advance by drawing on your driveway with chalk. You can also use stencils for lettering or small pictures. These can be added using a paintbrush or with spray-on asphalt paint.