Your driveway goes through a lot, including weather, constant car and foot traffic, tree roots, and weeds. When your driveway is over 10 to 15 years old, you might start to notice cracks or water pooling in the pavement, which could mean you need driveway resurfacing. Here are a few of the signs that your driveway needs resurfacing.
How to Know You Need Driveway Resurfacing
1. Drainage Issues
In older driveways, it’s common to have drainage issues where water pools in patches or runs down the middle of the surface. Driveways need to be properly sloped so that water can drain off the sides instead of creating puddles on the surface. Not only can water pooling cause your driveway to age faster, it also creates a slippery surface which can be dangerous. Resurfacing the driveway will give it the slope it needs for correct drainage.
2. Cracks or Potholes
Cracks are one of the most common signs that your driveway is getting old. They usually start as small cracks, but can quickly become potholes. During the winter time, water freezes inside the cracks, causing them to grow larger. If there are just a couple of cracks, you may be able to repair them, but eventually you may require a resurfacing.
3. Crumbling Edges
The edges of the driveway are the most vulnerable to water infiltration. They can easily weaken and break off, showing signs that the driveway is beginning to erode. It may also mean that the top layer of the driveway is too thin or damaged, requiring resurfacing.
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