Examine the Damage
When deciding whether your driveway needs repairs or replacement, first take into account the extent of the damage. If the driveway has cracks that are smaller than ¼” wide, a simple repair is the best choice. However, if your driveway has very wide or deep cracks, this shows that there is a larger problem than just weather and age. Large cracks indicate that it may be time to replace your driveway. Depending on the damage your driveway has, renewing it may also be an option. This refers to adding an asphalt topcoat to your driveway rather than filing in cracks or replacing the entire area.
Take Age Into Account
Another important factor in your decision should be the age of your driveway. For driveways that are over 25 years old, a replacement is probably necessary. This is because the materials that a driveway is made out of, such as concrete or asphalt, will inevitably continue to deteriorate as they grow older. Simply filling in and repairing cracks or other damage on a very old driveway will only cover up the issue, not treat the cause.
Reasons & Budget
Of course, two of the most important factors to consider are your reasons for repairing or replacing the driveway and your budget for the project. For example, if you are planning on putting your house up for sale, replacing the driveway is often worth it. Buyers judge a house mostly on first impressions, and a damaged driveway may deter them from purchasing your home. If you are not selling your house, replacing the driveway may not be a possibility in terms of your budget.
No matter what project you want to embark on with your driveway, 1-855-Got-Paving is here to help. Our professional staff is very experienced in all types of driveway repair, renewal, and replacement. We have been in business since 1990, and our skilled team has over 25 years of experience in the industry. Contact 1-855-Got-Paving today to learn more about our services and to get a free estimate for your driveway.