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Options for Repairing a Cracked Driveway

Updated: Sep 20, 2022

Have you been having a hard time deciding what to do about the cracks in your driveway? No, it’s not out of the ordinary for your driveway to have cracks, especially after several years of use.

What may start out as hairline cracks can turn into something worse over time.

Driveway cracks could be a result of accidents or age. Either way, they are inevitable.

Here are some options for repairing a cracked driveway:

Resurfacing your driveway

You can repair your cracked driveway with resurfacing. Resurfacing is applying another layer of asphalt to cover up large cracks or holes in the driveway.

Resurfacing is a great way to cover cracks, discoloration, and other imperfections on your driveway. It’s also a great way to give your driveway a new look.

Slabjacking deep cracks

Slabjacking can be used to fix very severe cracks. If the damages on your driveway are very deep, areas surrounding the crack may begin to sink, and this can be very dangerous to everyone using the driveway.

The best way to fix this is to add a layer of asphalt under the sunken regions to lift them back to normal position as well as over the cracks.

Engraving your driveway

Engraving involves several techniques that are used to mask cracks and stains on your driveway. This is a great way to revive your driveway and give it a new look.

The process of engraving begins with the application of a new color to the driveway before an engraving tool is used to make intricate carvings on the driveway.

Patching your driveway

Small cracks and holes in your driveway can be fixed by patching each one individually with alphalt. Although patching is effective for minor cracks, it’s not visually pleasing as patches look different from the rest of the driveway.

Patching cannot be used to fix large or deep holes and only provides a temporary solution to the problem. Any of the other options will provide more permanent solutions.

Total replacement

This is generally more expensive and more tasking than other methods of repair but can be used if the damage to the driveway is beyond repair.

Another advantage to replacement is that it lasts longer than repairs.

Professionals best do driveway replacement to ensure you get the best results.

Before you start another DIY project of fixing the cracks in your driveway yourself, make sure to contact professionals and get advice on what options are best for your driveway. Reach out to us consultation, repair, and replacement of your driveway.

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