These signs indicate driveway replacement is better than driveway repair.
A well-maintained driveway can add value to your home. Taking proper care of it can not only extend its lifespan. It can also prevent accidents and protect your home from unexpected foundation problems. So, if you have noticed small holes and cracks in some parts of your driveway, you know what to do. You can just patch it up and hope that it is nothing serious. Or, you can find out if your driveway needs replacing.
What are the six signs that your driveway needs to be replaced?
From tiny cracks to small potholes and water that will not drain, some signs tell you whether your driveway needs small repairs, resurfacing or a complete replacement. The following are signs that you need to get a brand-new driveway.
Your driveway has multiple cracks.
Multiple cracks indicate that your driveway needs replacing, especially if they are deep and long. This qualifies as major damage and often suggests that concrete didn’t dry properly or was incorrectly poured. Drainage issues can also cause severe damage to your driveway, which can cause multiple cracks. These cracks are sometimes referred to as crocodile or spider web cracks because they look like scales or are interconnected. They usually tell you that it is time to replace your driveway.
Have a licensed contractor assess the extent of the damage to your driveway. Remember that these cracks can be a major safety hazard, especially to children playing on the driveway.
You see holes in your driveway.
Holes are bad news. Potholes on your driveway is a clear sign that you need to replace your driveway as soon as possible. Water from rain will fill the holes and cause them to expand. This will cause further damage to your driveway, which would be expensive to repair individually. Replacing your driveway is the best option because this will cost less in the long run.
You notice erosion on the pavement.
If you notice that some parts of your driveway, particularly the pavement, are crumbling or eroding, you need to replace your entire driveway as soon as possible. The longer you put this off, the bigger the problem or damage will get. Nevertheless, you can prevent accidents and tripping hazards by replacing your driveway right away.
Your driveway has drainage issues.
If your driveway is not draining properly, you must fix this problem as soon as you can. This is a must, especially if the water is being directed toward your homes foundation. This will cause significant damages that will cost you a lot of money to fix. Remember that your driveway should be directing water away from your home.
Your driveway has reached its expiration date.
Driveways need to be replaced after some time. Depending on their condition and usage, driveways should be replaced every 20 to 30 years. Even if you do not see any visible damage, your driveway’s foundation could break down over the years. You will see this eventually, and there is nothing you can do except replace your driveway.
Weather, climate, maintenance and other factors also determine the lifespan of your driveway.
Still, the main determining factors for the longevity of driveways are the quality of materials used and how well they were installed. So, how long does a concrete driveway and asphalt driveway last? Here are some points to remember.
- Concrete driveway
A concrete driveway can last up to 30 years if properly poured or installed. Concrete driveways may break down sooner in colder climates, but they should still last for about 20 years. Proper care and maintenance can also extend the lifespan of your concrete driveway.
- Asphalt driveway
An asphalt driveway can last for 15 to 20 years. Nevertheless, with regular maintenance, you can extend its lifespan and get more value for your investment.
Your driveway needs multiple repairs.
If your driveway has multiple repair issues, you might want to consider replacing the whole thing. Compare the cost of patching and repairing your driveway to replacing it with a new one. Chances are they will cost the same. In this case, replacing your driveway is the better choice, as it will ensure that your new driveway will last much longer. Plus, it would look better and raise the value of your home.
How Road Seal Australia Can Help with Your Driveway Replacement Needs.
When it comes to driveway replacement, you can count on Road Seal Australia. We have been providing affordable and high-quality asphalt and bitumen road sealing and surfacing solutions to residential, commercial, industrial and government sectors across Australia’s east coast. Our unrivalled workmanship, dedication to maintaining the highest construction standards and customer-centric attitude have won us the continued trust of clients.
Our company is composed of experienced, highly skilled, and licensed people. Our road sealing and road maintenance, road construction, and pavement resurfacing specialist are knowledgeable and committed to their work. All the work we do is done according to quality guidelines, best practices, and technical and QA specifications. This is why we can stand by the quality of our workmanship and can confidently offer generous warranties on our work.
At Road Seal Australia, we only use materials that meet the strict requirements of relevant standards in all our projects. So, whether you are constructing a new driveway, sealing roads or resurfacing a carpark, you can count on us to do the job right.
We can provide you with:
- driveways that not only look good but are built to withstand extreme weather and constant use
- carpark surfaces that improve the accessibility and face value of your establishment
- surfaces for basketball courts, netball courts and other sporting courts that guarantee safety and better usability
- road surfaces that are ultra-smooth and safer for road users
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