Your beautiful home can be as perfect as possible, however, if you have problems with your driveway, then it can affect your home and the value of the property.
If you have a driveway that is more than a few years old, then it may have started to deteriorate. Problems with your driveway can be an eyesore. Some problems can be an issue to the condition of your vehicle, while other problems can be a safety hazard.
It is essential that you get your driveway replaced if you notice any of the signs that it is deteriorating.
If you are thinking that it is time for you to replace your driveway, these are some of the signs that you should.
There Are Cracks In Your Driveway
You may have started to notice that there are cracks forming on your driveway. This is a common problem that affects concrete and asphalt driveways over a period of time. Often, oil, gasoline, de-icing salt, and other substances will get into the surface of the driveway and will make the cracks worse. In the winter months, water will get into the cracks and will expand when it freezes.
Small cracks could be repaired, however, longer and wider cracks are more of an issue and you will need to get a replacement driveway. To avoid cracks forming in this way, you could opt for a paver driveway.
Your Driveway Has Potholes
While a crack in your driveway can be somewhat unsightly, if you have potholes, this can present a problem to the condition of your car. Potholes are not good for the wheels, tires, or suspension systems of your vehicle. If you start to notice potholes forming on your driveway, you should not ignore them.
Potholes appear when the ground under your driveway expands and contracts. Eventually, the material on the top will start to weaken and pieces will crumble off to form the pothole.
Similar to cracks, smaller potholes may be repaired, however; plugging the gap doesn’t fix the problem. It is likely that the pothole will reappear. The best thing that you can do in this situation is to replace your driveway. A paver driveway installation may be a better option as it won’t deteriorate as a concrete or asphalt driveway might.
Your Driveway Has Poor Drainage
When your driveway is new and in good condition, you won’t find that water affects it all that much. However, if you have drainage problems with your driveway it may lead to severe deterioration.
Uneven or sloped driveways will generally have water going down the middle or pooling at one end. This can cause the driveway to become weak. This can weaken the driveway in these areas and can lead to potholes and cracks forming,
There may be some ways that you can repair your driveway drainage problems. You may be able to add inlets or curbing that will help to move the water from the driveway. You may need to look at having a new driveway installation in order to remedy all of the issues that you have with poor drainage.
At Sequoia Stonescape, we’re passionate about paving stones. With over 10 years of experience, our family-owned company would love to help with your paver driveway installation. Get in touch at (503)-932-7605 if you believe it’s time to replace your driveway. We’ve got an eye for practical solutions and can help you create a beautiful outdoor addition to increase your home’s value.