Does your driveway have cracks, holes, or other types of damage? If so, you may wonder whether it’s best to patch, refinish, or replace the paved surface. We want to help you make the best decisions for the appearance and function of your property. Here's what you need to know for the best results.
How to Decide if You Should Repair, Replace, or Resurface
As a general rule, if the driveway has cracks that are less than about one-quarter of an inch wide and a few inches deep, they should be easy enough to repair. Crack and joint fillers made of rubber polymers will usually do the trick. They will even out the surface of the driveway and make it look as good as new.
For more extensive cracks, holes, and damage, redo the driveway. At this point, fillers will only provide temporary relief, and you’ll likely pay more for patch-ups over time than you would on a full driveway replacement. Another factor to keep in mind is that the average driveway has a life span of about 20 years, so if yours is near or past that age, replacement is the best investment.
Fortunately, there is a happy medium between repairs and replacements that can save you time and money. Pavement resurfacing is a great option for driveways that have incurred more extensive damages, but only to the topmost layer. Your contractor will simply remove the damaged concrete sheet and pour a new layer over the foundation to level the surface.
If you need reliable asphalt paving or snow removal, contact Guarco Construction in Granby, CT. We are family-owned and -operated, and have served Hartford County and the surrounding areas since 1974. We specialize in commercial and residential paving and snow removal. We are renowned for their friendly, dependable service, attention to detail, and competitive rates. Learn more about us online or call (860) 278-5558 to schedule your snow removal or asphalt paving.
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