Your driveway takes a lot of hits: it has to deal with the pressure of your car going across it multiple times a day, and it is consistently exposed to the weather. These factors take their toll on the life of your driveway. Maintaining a well-kept driveway is essential to keeping your home safe and impeccable. A worn out driveway not only poses a risk of increased damage to your property, it also just looks unsightly.
If your driveway exhibits any of the following signs, it is probably time to repair it.
One of the most telltale signs that your driveway needs to be repaired is the presence of cracks or potholes. A cracked driveway should be addressed sooner rather than later, as leaving them unattended will only exacerbate the situation. Driveway cracks can grow larger the longer they are untreated, which will make the repair more costly. They can also allow the growth of plant life in them, further cracking the driveway and making a repair job more difficult.
Potholes are another huge indication that your driveway needs to be repaired. Potholes should be addressed as soon as possible because they pose a danger to your family and those visiting your home. Not only can potholes significantly damage a vehicle by bending an axle or misaligning the car, they can also be a threat to people walking down the driveway. If someone isn’t paying attention, and they accidentally step into a pothole, they can seriously injure themselves.
Wear and tear of your driveway may not always present as cracks or potholes. The only indication you may be able to see is a slight unevenness around the edges of your driveway. Should this occur, it is most likely that the soil beneath the paving has given away or become unstable. As a collapse of the pavement can happen at any time, a repair should be considered immediately.
If you live in an area like Littleton, you know that your weather can follow extreme patterns of cold and heat. Any time there is a large jump in temperature, especially going from below freezing to above freezing temperatures, the pavement will have trouble expanding and contracting so quickly. If extreme weather has been seen recently, you should check your driveway for any soft spots or potential cracks, as your driveway is more likely to need repair after dealing with those types of temperature changes.
Repairing a driveway is a large job that shouldn’t be undertaken on your own. Keeping your driveway in good condition is an essential part of maintaining any home. As your driveway is always exposed to the elements, it is more likely to wear out earlier than anything else in your house. If you recognize your driveway has any of these signs, it is probably time to ask for help.
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