Petroleum Based Products
Asphalt is bound together with bitumen so is prone to damage from any petroleum based product that may be spilt on it (petrol, kerosene, turpentine etc)
To prevent damage occurring, avoid filling lawn mowers etc with petrol on the new surface.
Should any spillage occur, mop up the excess immediately with a cloth (do not rub the surface) and then rinse with clean water.
An environmentally safe detergent can also be used.
Oil and Grease
Oil spots and grease should be cleaned up immediately.
Soak up any excess with a dry cloth and cover the area with a dry absorbent material (dry soil, sand or sawdust).
Leave for several minutes and clean off, repeat, then rinse with clean water. An environmentally safe detergent can be used also.
Asphalt takes several weeks to harden completely. Over this time, motor cycle stands, trailer draw bars, caravan legs and other sharp objects may form permanent indentations.
We suggest that something be placed under any sharp objects to spread the load and prevent this occurring.
Asphalt is a semi porous surface and fine dirt particles can get lodged in the open pores.
For the first few months, dirt marks caused by muddy footprints, tyre tracks and other means, may still show up faintly, even after rain or washing the surface. In time, the surface will lose this open texture and marking will lessen.