When it comes to driveway repair, waiting is not an option. Waiting too long to address a problem can result in the problem itself getting bigger and causing further issues. More importantly, if not taken care of in a timely manner, homeowners can end up paying more than expected on repairing their asphalt driveway.
If saving money is your concern, there are some things that can be done without hiring a contractor. In some cases, however, a professional is necessary to get the job done, and in the correct way. To help you understand what jobs you can do and when to start pricing for contractors, here is what you need to know.
Small DIY Driveway Repairs
Cracks and holes in certain areas of your
Your home says a lot about who you are – your style, tastes, level of cleanliness, etc. The first and last thing any visitor to your home encounters is typically the driveway. Not only does your driveway make your home’s first impression, but it’s also the point of entry and exit for you home. As such, it’s imperative to keep your driveway in tip-top shape and free of any damage.
If your concrete driveway is installed and maintained correctly, it will typically have a long useful lifespan, usually 25-50 years. However, concrete is not impervious to harm. The effects of weather, temperature changes, and day-to-day wear and tear can take their toll on your concrete driveway. Some of the more common driveway problems are what are known as sunken driveways.
What are sunken driveways?