As a homeowner, regular upkeep and maintenance of your home is key to ensuring the health and safety of you and your family. This means knowing how to identify concerns and potential repairs around the house that need to be addressed. Most homeowners know that the roof and the driveway are some of the most important parts of the house to maintain, as they will experience significant wear and tear over time. Both are directly exposed to the elements and changing weather conditions, which mean they will need repair more often than other areas of your home.
Many homeowners are aware of what to look for when it comes to their roof. However, not everybody is able to recognize when their concrete driveway needs to be repaired. These are some telltale signs that it’s time to consider repairing your driveway.
One of the biggest indicators that your driveway should be repaired is if the concrete is uneven anywhere. This unevenness can be found at the edges of the driveway, or it could be present in the middle. Uneven concrete can occur for any number of reasons, the most common of these being soil erosion underneath the material. The constant pressure being applied from cars driving over it can oftentimes cause the underlying soil to shift, which may cause unevenness to form as well. As uneven concrete can be the precursor to a section of your driveway collapsing, the problem should be addressed sooner rather than later.
A properly-crafted driveway will have measures in place that will redirect water away from both the house and the driveway itself. Standing water can cause health problems, as well as future issues with the concrete itself, as water can degrade the material. Especially living in Denver, which can experience intense snow runoff, it is important to ensure your driveway is draining properly. Shifts in the soil over time, either from car pressure or from natural settling, can tilt the concrete in a way that no longer allows for easy water drainage. As gathering water can eventually lead to even bigger sublayer degradation, you should monitor any puddles that form on your driveway.
If your driveway is starting to look very different than it did when it was first installed, it might be time to get it assessed professionally. If the concrete has visibly faded, that means it is exposed to harmful UVA/UVB rays from the sun. This radiation can break down the concrete and cause cracks or potholes to eventually occur. Keeping track of even subtle changes in your driveway can lead to less maintenance costs in the future.
Thankfully, nowadays there is a relatively new procedure available to homeowners that makes driveway repair a simple and cost-effective process. Foam-leveling is ideal for those concrete driveways that show unevenness or have potential drainage issues. Not only does an uneven and cracked driveway take away from your home’s curb appeal, it can be a safety hazard to anybody visiting. However, our foam-leveling procedure has made fixing your driveway as pain-free as possible.
If you would like to know more about foam-leveling or want to get started on your driveway repair, feel free to contact us by filling out our easy online form or by calling us at (303) 883-3322. We look forward to working with you