04 Apr How to tell when it’s time to get your driveway repaired by a professional
The driveway of your home is an essential part of your home’s exterior as it provides both practical and aesthetic benefits. It’s the first thing you and your guests see when driving up or walking towards your property, and it’s where you may need to park cars and additional vehicles.
Over time, our driveways begin to show signs of wear and tear, which can compromise their functionality and appearance and even cause problems like drainage issues, tripping hazards, damage to your vehicle and a decrease in your property’s value.
Here are some signs that it might be time to get your driveway repaired by a professional:
Cracks & potholes
The most obvious sign your driveway needs repair is large cracks, potholes or sections of concrete missing. These issues can be caused by a variety of factors, including extreme weather conditions (drought or heavy, prolonged rain events), heavy traffic, or poor installation. Cracks and potholes not only make your driveway look unsightly but can also cause damage to your vehicles and pose a safety hazard to pedestrians if left unattended.
If not repaired, these issues can eventually become worse and end up being more expensive to fix in the long run.
Another surefire sign your driveway needs repair is uneven surfaces across the breadth of your driveway. This can be caused by shifting soil, poor drainage, or from installers using cheap or inferior concrete. An uneven driveway not only looks unattractive but can also be challenging to navigate, especially for elderly or disabled individuals.
A large uneven surface can also create drainage problems, leading to water pooling and potentially causing damage to areas of your home or property.
Fading or discolouration
If you notice that your driveway’s colour is fading or is slowly becoming discoloured, it may be time for a professional repair or replacement, depending on the condition of your driveway. Fading can be caused by exposure to UV rays, harsh weather conditions, or spills from oil or other chemicals.
A faded or discoloured driveway will detract from your home’s curb appeal and can potentially decrease its overall value if you’re trying to sell.
Titan 360 can restore your driveway’s colour and protect it from future damage or issues.
Drainage issues or water pooling
Drainage issues and pooling are common problems for driveways, particularly if they were poorly installed or haven’t been appropriately maintained. If you notice water pooling on your driveway after rain or see signs of erosion around the edges (crumbling concrete or small bits of concrete easily coming away when touched), it might be time to talk to a professional driveway repair company like Titan 360.
Proper drainage is essential to prevent water damage to your home’s foundations and surrounding landscaping.
Age (driveways over 30 years old)
If your driveway is approaching or exceeding its expected lifespan, it may be time for a professional repair or replacement. Most driveways are designed to last between 20 and 30 years, depending on the materials used, initial installation and the level of maintenance.
If your driveway is showing signs of wear and tear and is nearing the end of its lifespan, talk with us today about driveway repair or replacement options.
Your driveway is an integral part of your home’s exterior and requires proper care and maintenance to ensure its longevity and functionality. If you notice any of the signs above happening to your driveway, talk with us today to assess the situation and provide a quote for the necessary repairs or replacement to keep your driveway looking fresh for many years to come.