4 Tools Needed for Asphalt Driveway Resurfacing

An asphalt driveway.

Asphalt driveway resurfacing can be done by a professional or the homeowner. There are many simple and inexpensive ways to resurface your driveway with a few items purchased for that purpose.

1. Screwdriver

A flat head screwdriver will help you to dig out and remove loose pebbles and rocks that may have become embedded into any cracks on your driveway. Press the screwdriver into the crack and wedge out any loose pieces. This will help maintain the integrity of the surface when you seal it.

2. Wire Brush

You will need a wire brush so that you can remove loose dust and debris before you seal the driveway with anything. After you have loosened and removed loose pebbles, brush the crack with a wire brush to remove excess grit.

3. Leaf Blower

An asphalt driveway.

A leaf blower will help to blow all the excess loose grit from cracks and surface of the driveway. You will need one if you are to clear every loose particle from the driveway.

4. Pressure Washer

Before you begin the resurfacing of the driveway, you will need to thoroughly pressure wash it and clear it of all dust and grit. Washing the driveway will help to create a more sturdy bond with the new surface.