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Options For Driveway Repair

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If you have started to notice damage to your driveway, there are a few different fixes depending on your budget. Here are some of the driveway repair options. 

Driveway Patching

The simplest form of driveway repair is called patching. Your asphalt repair technician will use new material to fill in the gap in your driveway and seal the materials together. This is great for when you have just a small area of damage. 

Resurfacing the Driveway

Another option is to resurface the entire driveway. Your concrete repair specialist will essentially remove the top layer of your driveway and replace it with a new layer to protect the lifespan of your driveway. This can be a good way to go if you have many small, surface level cracks over the surface of the driveway. Your driveway can start to need a new surface quickly if you live in an area where it incurs a lot of weather damage; constant freezing and thawing of the concrete, for example, can be hard on the surface. 

Homeowners choose to resurface their driveway because it can be a bit cheaper than a full concrete replacement since you won't need to replace all of the material in your concrete driveway. However, it's more expensive than a simple repair because the job will require a lot of machinery and steps. 

Replacing Your Driveway

So, how do you know when it's time to actually replace your driveway? There are a few indicators. One is the age of your driveway; if it's more than 25 years old, then you may want to consider redoing the driveway. This is about the shelf life of the material, and by replacing the asphalt with new material you can take advantage of newer material and pouring techniques. 

But just going by age won't be helpful if your driveway is in good condition; it's also a good idea to look at the severity of damage. Your driveway could last longer than the average if it's not used very often or if you live in a very mild climate. So you should also check the depth of cracks in the driveway. If they are more than a couple of centimeters deep or wide, then this points to a deep issue with the driveway's foundation that may be harder to patch up.

Each driveway replacement option can come with its own pros and cons, so if you're in doubt, leave it to a concrete or asphalt repair specialist, like one at ACPLM, to help you decide on the best course of action. 

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3 June 2016