Believe it or not, a driveway serves as more than just a place to park your cars. Driveways double duty as play areas and convenient workspaces for all kinds of projects. But over time, the daily wear and tear begins to show in the form of cracks, heaving, spalling and other signs of distress. Luckily, your driveway CAN be renewed, repaired, or even replaced if need be.
Driveway Repair Options
- If you are looking for the easiest and least expensive solution, patching is by far the best option. Small cracks, divots, and holes are the best candidates for asphalt patching. Requiring little more than a basic liquid crack filling compound. Larger cracks may indicate more extensive damage beneath the surface. Fortunately, most badly cracked asphalt driveways can still be saved. Surface patching is a great choice for asphalt that is moderately damaged but has not totally failed. A few inches are milled off the top layers of the damaged spot, and the hole is cleaned. Then new asphalt is poured, compacted, and leveled off.
- For more extensive damage that has yet to compromise the foundation of your driveway, resurfacing is the next best option. Resurfacing involves completely removing and replacing the top layers of asphalt. Any necessary patching is done before the final top layer of asphalt is poured; providing structural rehabilitation and the “new driveway” look at a fraction of the cost of complete replacement.
- The older your driveway is, the more likely it is to need replacement. Repairing or resurfacing an asphalt driveway that is more than 20 or so years old will provide, at best, a temporary fix. It is likely that new problems will develop soon after the repairs are completed, leaving you in a seemingly endless cycle of damage and repairs. Replacing the driveway is like turning back time. Although the upfront cost is higher than that of patching or resurfacing, it is a long-term investment. With early detection and repair of any cracks or divots that develop, your new driveway could be virtually trouble-free for another 20+ years.
Our staff of highly trained professionals treats every job with exceptional care, taking the time to understand your goals and creating solutions that add beauty and functionality to your property. If you are in need of driveway repair or replacement, contact our qualified team of professionals today at 416-701-1881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.