How to Decide Whether to Repair or Replace Your Driveway

You may have noticed that your driveway is beginning to look worn and weathered. This should come as no surprise as your driveway is relentlessly exposed to heavy vehicles, oil leaks, and the elements that erode the surface material. After noticing these issues, you may be wondering whether it is time to repair or replace your driveway. If you’re interested in driveway paving Baltimore, you can rely on the experts at A&M Asphalt Paving to help you make the choice between repair and replacement.

Repairing Versus Replacing Your Driveway

One thing to consider when deciding whether to replace or repair your driveway is whether you have cracks, potholes, drainage issues, or a weathered appearance. In some cases, you can repair your driveway and in others, it’s best to start fresh.

If your driveway is cracked, this is an indication that the surface of your driveway is failing. Cracks that are less than a quarter-inch wide can be filled and the driveway can then be resealed. Potholes or cracks larger than a quarter-inch are indicative of significant issues that will allow water to seep in, even after you get it repaired. In this case, the best option is to replace your driveway.

If you have rainwater pooling in certain areas or running down your driveway, this is indicative of drainage issues. If left unresolved these issues can weaken the driveway and increase the risk of potholes and cracking. You could have strip drains installed, replace drainage piping, or add curbing, but if the damage is severe enough you’ll need to replace the driveway to improve drainage and maintain the foundation of the new surface.

Lastly, if your driveway is 20 to 25+ years old, it may not be worth the money to continue to repair it.

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At A&M Asphalt Paving, we have more than 30 years of experience paving driveways and parking lots. Serving residential and commercial clients, we also patch asphalt, construct new driveways, apply seal coating, and remove snow. When you need asphalt paving Jessup MD or the surrounding areas, make us your first call. Our crew is friendly, experienced, and knowledgeable. Click here for a free estimate!

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