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Asphalt driveways are a popular choice in Canada due to their ability to withstand the country's varying climate conditions.
Here are some specific considerations for asphalt driveways in Canada:
Climate: Here in Canada we experience diverse weather conditions, ranging from hot summers to cold winters. Asphalt is well-suited to handle these extremes as it is flexible and can expand and contract with temperature changes. However, it's important to ensure that the asphalt mix used is suitable for the specific climate in your region. For example, in areas with harsh winters, a thicker asphalt layer and proper drainage design are necessary to prevent cracking caused by freeze-thaw cycles.
Snow Removal: Snowfall is common in Ontario, and proper snow removal is crucial to maintain the integrity of your asphalt driveway. Avoid using metal shovels or sharp tools that can damage the surface. Instead, use plastic or rubber-edged snow shovels to clear snow without scratching or gouging the asphalt. Additionally, using snowmelt products or sand instead of rock salt can help prevent damage to the asphalt surface.
Drainage: Proper drainage is essential to prevent water accumulation and potential damage to the asphalt. In areas with heavy rainfall or snowmelt, consider installing a proper slope to ensure water drains away from the driveway. Additionally, the installation of a well-designed drainage system, such as French drains or catch basins, can help redirect water and prevent pooling.
Sealcoating: Sealcoating is an important maintenance step for asphalt driveways in Canada. It involves applying a protective layer to the surface to seal small cracks, prevent moisture penetration, and protect against UV rays. Regular sealcoating every few years can help extend the life of your driveway and enhance its appearance.
Winter Maintenance: During the winter, it's important to be mindful of using de-icing products on your asphalt driveway. While these products can help melt ice and snow, some chemicals can be damaging to the asphalt surface. Look for de-icers that are safe for use on asphalt or consider using sand for traction instead.
Professional Installation: Given the specific climate considerations and requirements, it's advisable to hire a professional contractor with experience in installing asphalt driveways in Canada. They will be familiar with local regulations, climate challenges, and best practices for construction and maintenance.
Ike's Asphalt considers all of these factors for your asphalt driveway. With Ike's Asphalt, you can enjoy a durable and functional surface that withstands Canada's climate conditions for years to come. Contact us at 519-280-3122 or by email Ikesasphaltinc@gmail.com.