If you happen to live in an older house, you understand that things will need to be repaired or even replaced from time to time, and that is natural. However, what a lot of new homeowners do not realize is that their driveway too, needs to be replaced as well. A driveway can naturally last up to a 10-20 years, and a bad driveway can really bring down your house’s market value. There happen to be a few telltale signs of an aging driveway that needs to be replaced which we will be mentioning down below, so if you happen to notice these signs, you can call in the experts from DT Groundwork Contractor Services, and have them tend to it for you.
- If you notice large cracks on your driveway, it is better to get it replaced. These cracks form on concrete and asphalt driveways overtime as they age, and are also caused by extremely cold temperatures as well. Large cracks cannot be repaired, so the entire driveway needs to be replaced.
- As time goes on, the groundwork tends to be expand and contract over changes in weather and so on, and this can end up with the area cracking and ultimately creating a pothole. Now, small potholes can be filled, however, large ones require replacement since they can end up putting a lot of strain on the car’s suspension system.
- If water happens to pool around various areas of your driveway, then you have a drainage issue, and this can overtime lead to more cracks and potholes on your driveway, and in order to fix this issue, you first need to replace your driveway so that damage that has already been done can be repaired so that it does not end up happening all over again when you get it fixed.