Why are there tire marks on my new asphalt?

When you have just paid for a new asphalt driveway or parking lot, few things are as frustrating as the appearance of tire marks on the brand-new asphalt. Fortunately, these marks are both normal and short-lived. They occur because the asphalt takes several weeks to fully cure, and the soft new asphalt is easily shifted. As it hardens, though, it will shift back into place and erase the marks.

You can minimize, though not eliminate, tire marks by being very careful not to turn your steering wheel while the car is stopped. You can avoid permanent damage to the asphalt by not parking construction vehicles or other heavy equipment on the new asphalt for at least 30 days, and by putting down cardboard underneath kickstands or other sharp objects, as well as underneath any fluid leaks.

Based in Abbotsford, Topwest Asphalt also serves Langley, Chilliwack, Mission, and Maple Ridge. Are you ready to start your next asphalt project with a team you can count on to do the job right, on time, and on budget? We invite you to call Topwest Asphalt today at 1-800-ASPHALT to discuss your project and schedule an estimate. We look forward to working with you!

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