Driveway repair can either be a big job, or a simple and quick fix. It is important that you know what you need in order to tell the pros!
Driveway repair can cost up to $25,000 depending on the type of material and what type of repair you’re doing.
Before you jump into an expensive repair, you need to know whether you need to completely resurface your driveway or if you can get away with a less expensive solution.
Keep reading to learn more about what type of driveway repair you can expect to need from your paving experts.
Simple Driveway Repairs
Let’s start by looking at two simple driveway repairs that can resolve smaller issues with your driveway. These are typically the least expensive driveway repair option and can cover the most common problems people run into with their driveway.
Even the smoothest-looking concrete has microscopic cracks in it. Over time, water gets into those cracks and expands them until there are visible cracks. The sooner you seal these, the better chance you have at the problem worsening.
Crack sealing involves using a sealant material to fill in the crack. The material bonds with the sides of the crack and prevents more moisture from penetrating it and making it worse.
Another common problem with driveways is chipping. This is when small pieces of your driveway come loose and a hole is formed. It starts off small, but expands with more time, moisture, and use. Chip sealing is the solution.
To avoid a chip from creating a huge problem in your driveway, you’ll want to have it repaired as soon as possible. We use a hot asphalt mixture that quickly bonds to the concrete and completely seals the hole.
When to Resurface Your Driveway
Sometimes, a simple repair just won’t be enough to resolve the problem you’re facing in your driveway. In these cases, you may want to have your driveway resurfaced, such as asphalt resurfacing. This procedure removes the top layer of your driveway and replaces it.
Many people prefer to resurface a driveway instead of replacing it because it’s more cost-effective and typically takes less time. However, the resulting appearance is that of a newly-laid driveway.
There are two ways to tell it’s probably time to resurface your driveway.
Too Many Cracks and Chips
If your driveway is starting to look more like a patchwork quilt than a sheet, it’s probably time to resurface it.
Often, there will be a point in which it will help you save money in the long run if you opt to have the whole driveway resurfaced instead of continuing to deal with each new crack and chip as it arrives.
Selling Your Home
When trying to sell your home, curb appeal matters. And, if you have a patchy, cracked, or chipped driveway, that can easily take away from the first impression potential buyers have of your home.
For that reason, we recommend resurfacing your driveway if you want to maximize your curb appeal to sell your home faster.
Need Help Choosing the Right Driveway Repair Option?
Now you know more about some of the driveway repair options you have. As you can see, there are plenty of options before having to completely resurface your driveway.
If you want to get advice on which of these options is right for you, contact us today at 806-407-7297. We’d be more than happy to help you make the right decision for you, your budget, and your driveway.
Daley’s Superior Asphalt Manufacturing, Inc. is your asphalt paving company in West Texas with over 30 years experience in the asphalt and paving industry.