5 Signs You Need A New Driveway
2 months ago
Damaged or cracked driveways are not only dangerous, but they can lower the curb appeal and value of your home. So how do you know when it’s time to put in a new driveway?
Look For Cracks
All asphalt and concrete driveways will have some minor cracks. That’s completely normal and happens over time due to weather conditions and aging.
Oil, gas, salt, and other substances can get into those small cracks and make them larger over time. Once that happens, simply sealing small cracks won’t work, it’s time for a new driveway.
Cracks that are no wider than a ¼ inch are typically fine to leave, just keep an eye on them once they start widening.
Consider The Age Of Your Driveway
Do you know how old your driveway is? If not, it’s a good idea to have an inspection done so you can know when to expect to replace it.
Most concrete driveways can last 15-20 years, while asphalt driveways typically stay intact for 10-15 years.
If you have potholes in your driveway, it should be an immediate sign to replace it. Potholes are dangerous to anyone walking on your driveway and can cause severe damage to your vehicle’s tires and suspension system.
Minor potholes can be filled, but that isn’t a long-term solution, so you’re often better off replacing the driveway than hoping the pothole filler will last.
If your driveway and the areas of your property near it don’t have proper drainage, excess water can damage the concrete or asphalt over time. Not only that, poor drainage can seep into your foundation, cause dangerous ice patches in the winter, and host dangerous insects in the summer.
Typically this can be fixed by correctly grading the driveway and replacing it to allow water to freely flow away from your property. Adding curbing and additional inlets can also be helpful.
If you notice uneven patches on your driveway, it can be a sign that it is shifting and becoming unstable. Structural damage like this usually means the soil supporting your driveway has shifted or wasn’t properly prepared prior to the installation of your driveway.
This is a sign you should consider installing a driveway to ensure it stays stable and doesn’t cause drainage and other issues on your property.
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SiteWorx has the experience and professional equipment to provide customized solutions for every project with the highest quality and professionalism available. If you are ready to demolish your existing driveway to make room for a new one, we’re here to help.
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