A damaged or outdated driveway can reduce the curb appeal of your home. It also presents liability issues as it may lead to injuries and property damage. If you’re concerned about your driveway and wondering whether it needs to be replaced, we are here to help. Here are five signs you may need a new driveway.
Cracks are known to form on concrete and asphalt driveways over time. Unfortunately, oil, gas, salt, and other substances can penetrate into the surface of your driveway and worsen the cracks. Although small cracks may be repaired, deep, long, or wide cracks signify the need for a driveway replacement.
Potholes can be dangerous for your car and other vehicles that enter your driveway. Going over a pothole in your driveway on a regular basis can wreak havoc on your suspension system and contracts. Even though a minor pothole may be repaired, it is likely to appear again, making a driveway replacement a good option for all types of potholes.
3. Drainage Problems
Drainage problems in your driveway can lead to serious problems. If your driveway is uneven or improperly sloped, you may notice water that runs down the middle of it or pools of water in one or multiple areas. Water can lead to cracks and potholes and weaken your driveway. In many cases, a complete driveway replacement is necessary before adding tools that can direct water away from your driveway.
4. A Rough Look
Sun exposure may cause your driveway to fade in color and give off a rough look. Although this seems like solely an aesthetic concern, a weathered driveway is usually weak and more susceptible to damages. While a concrete sealant or asphalt may improve the look of your driveway, a driveway replacement is typically necessary to improve its durability.
5. An Old Driveway
Most concrete driveways lasts for up to 30 years while asphalt driveways are good for about 20 years. If your driveway is past its prime, there’s no point in trying to repair it. To completely resolve all your issues, investing in a new driveway is the way to go.
If you notice cracks, potholes, drainage problems or a rough look or your driveway has reached the end of its lifespan, it’s likely time for a driveway replacement.