A well kept driveway contributes significantly to the overall curb appeal of your home. However, this piece of real estate is often overlooked in our day to day lives. So whether you’re considering selling or simply sprucing up your home to welcome guests, don’t neglect the first feature someone may see. We’ve put together 4 quick tips that make driveway maintenance easy, no matter what kind of driveway you have!
Clean It Properly
Over time, driveways show the same seasonal wear and tear as any exterior feature of your home. For solid surface driveways, treat any stains as they occur to ensure that they’re easy to remove. You should also remove any weeds and treat them to prevent future growth. If you have a gravel driveway, spend some time raking the area and pulling any weeds that may be present.
Fill Cracks and Holes ASAP
Examine your driveway carefully for crumbling concrete, cracked asphalt, or loose paver stones. Should you come across any damage in your solid driveway, caulk and seal the cracks as soon as possible. Loose pavers should be replaced immediately, and gravel driveways should be graded and leveled to help prevent turned ankles and other injuries.
Keep An Eye Out For Pooling Water
If water puddles in your driveway during the summer, it means that those same puddles will freeze in the winter. Not only can this lead to slips and accidents, but can also lead to cracking. Clear several inches on either side of your driveway to direct water flow. And make sure that the slope of your driveway encourages water to flow in the right direction.
Stay On Top Of Maintenance
By understanding the maintenance needs of your type of driveway, you can anticipate and prevent need for maintenance in future seasons. For instance, asphalt driveways should be resealed every one to three years, and concrete driveways every three to five years.
No matter your surface material, treat it with care over throughout the year to lengthen the life of your driveway. Do you have any driveway concerns? We’re here to help. Contact our qualified team of professionals today at 416-701-1881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.