Is it time to get a new driveway? Concrete and asphalt driveways deteriorate over time due to weather conditions, both in the summer and in the winter. Following are some signs that it is time to get your driveway paved again.
Cracks appearing in your driveway are one of the main warning signs you should look out for. Small superficial cracks are not always a cause for alarm. However, watch out for the following kinds of cracks:
- Deep cracks
- Wide cracks that are more than half an inch wide
- Cracks that are very long
- Lots of cracks to the point where your driveway looks like a spider’s web or alligator skin
If you see these cracks, have your driveway repaved right away. If you wait, the cracks will likely expand in the winter when water gets into them and freezes.
Do you notice your driveway sinking? This can be a sign that the ground underneath the driveway has become unstable and can not provide adequate support. Shifting soil can be the cause. The same goes if you notice that part of your driveway seems misaligned.
If part of your driveway seems to be crumbling in certain areas, it is time to get a new one. The concrete or asphalt may be too damaged to repair and there may be problems with the ground underneath the driveway.
Potholes are another cause for concern. A few small potholes can be refilled, but if potholes are a recurring problem it is time to simply get a new driveway. Potholes can allow water to seep into the ground underneath your driveway and erode the soil.
Other Things to Consider
Your driveway should be resealed every few years. If you find that your driveway is in constant need of repairs or if your driveway is a few decades old, it may be time to get it repaved.
Contact us today for more information.