Cracked Driveways: Patch, Resurface or Replace

Over the years a driveway suffers at the hands of mother nature and the weight of your vehicle which can lead to some pretty unsightly cracking. In fact not only can this ruin the aesthetic of your home exterior, it can be rather unsafe too. With this said, fixing a driveway crack can be a costly endeavour and in order to ensure that you make the right choice the team here at Hamilton Paving are going to weight up the options…

Patch Job

If the damage to your driveway is minor and you just want to prevent any further damage from occurring then you can opt for a patch work job. This involves filling cracks that are less than a quarter inch wide with a liquid filler. Whilst it may not look as good, the job can even be done yourself. Patching up driveway cracks is a great way to prolong the lifespan of your drive if you aren’t overly fussed about the aesthetics and how it looks.

Resurface

Sometimes it can be more cost effective to look into resurfacing, especially if your driveway is requiring constant patching up. This process involves removing the very top layer of a driveway, the part that is damaged, and replacing it with new material. The finished product is a driveway that looks completely brand new but costs much less. This is beneficial for those who champion aesthetics however if you have problems with the foundation of the driveway then this option could backfire.

Replace

Driveways that are beyond patching and resurfacing have to be completely replaced. This involves completely removing the entire driveway and its foundation and starting from scratch with an entirely new design. After all, resurfacing will only hide the problems and patchwork will make the driveway look worse for wear. Driveway replacements can be costly so it is important to shop around and find an experienced and trustworthy contractor to do the job.

Here at Hamilton Paving we want to make sure that our readers make decisions based on their driveway and not the driveway that is being used as an example in an article. After all, every driveway is different. If you’re still unsure which method of treating driveway cracks is best for you, get in contact with the best driveways in Buckinghamshire today!

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