Do You Need to Replace Your Driveway? Your driveway takes a beating every year. Dramatic temperature changes, hundreds of hours of bright sunlight and the weight from your vehicles eventually leads to damage. Whether you have a concrete or asphalt driveway, use these tips to know when it is time for a replacement.

Five Reasons to Replace Your Driveway

 

1. Insane Driveway Cracks

Multiple cracks and potholes in your driveway give you the biggest clue that it is time for a replacement. Temperature changes along with the natural breakdown from leaking automobile fluids and winter salt leads to a gradual but obvious breakdown. Another reason for major cracks and shifting in your driveway could be improper construction. (Something you always avoid with Real Okie Concrete!)

2. Your Driveway Drains Poorly

If your driveway is uneven, you probably deal with puddles every time it rains. If the slope of your driveway is off, you may even have a virtual lake after every storm or car wash. Constant puddles eventually weaken any type of driveway material.

3. Frequent & Dramatic Climate Changes

Going from hot too cold and cold to hot temperatures as can sometimes happen in Oklahoma breaks down driveway materials. If you already have cracks in your driveway, water pools in them and swell during colder temperatures.

4. Your Driveway Is Simply “OLD”

No matter how well you care for your driveway, all driveways eventually come to the end of their lifespans. Once your driveway is more than 20 years old, you can start planning to replace it.

5. Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Because your driveway is highly visible, you may want to consider replacing it if you are trying to improve your home’s curb appeal or if you are planning to put your home on the market soon.

Consider Repair Versus Replacement

In some cases, you may only need a minor repair to fill in a small crack or pothole. Whether it is time to repair or replace your driveway, contact Real Okie Concrete for professional help.

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