Your concrete driveway has cracks and potholes. Do you need to repair it or replace it? While repairing concrete driveway potholes can be a simple process, when do you need to call a professional? Let’s find out.
If you live in a harsh cold climate, your concrete will need repair. The constant freeze-thaw cycle causes cracks and holes in the concrete. The damage grows over time. Repairing concrete driveway potholes and basic patching can be done by seasoned DIY homeowners.
Repair if you see:
- Cracks in the concrete less than quarter-inch wide
- Small potholes
- Wear because of age
There are some patching products available at the local hardware store that can address minor cosmetic issues. However, if you have multiple deep cracks or potholes, there is a serious structural problem. You need to address this to avoid long-term damage.
When to Call a Professional
Do you need to call a professional? There are several indications that you need to call a professional to resurface or replace your driveway:
- Your driveway is more than 25 years old
- Large cracks more than a quarter of an inch
- Large potholes
- Many cracks and potholes
You have several different options when you call a professional. After an initial inspection, you may need to repair, resurface, or replace your driveway. Many contractors can resurface your driveway at an affordable rate. Resurfacing will involve taking off the top layer of your driveway and replacing it. The driveway will look new and will not have the cracks and pits for a long period of time.
An entire replacement will be needed if there are serious structural issues with your driveway. Expect to replace your driveway if you have a driveway more than twenty-five years old or if you see deep cracks and potholes surface. You need a firm foundation underneath your driveway.
Contact our experienced professionals today about repairing and resurfacing your driveway. We have the expertise to help you find the best solution.