When it comes to most things, it is cheaper to repair something than to replace it. But when it comes to your asphalt driveway, that might not be the case. In fact, cutting corners when fixing your driveway can cause problems with your vehicle and cause a trip hazard for your family or guests. At the same time, you don’t want to spend more money than you need to. Here’s how to tell if you should resurface your driveway or have it replaced.
How pitted is your driveway?
If you never sealed your driveway and have had it for a few years, you’re probably noticing some pitting or small potholes in the surface. If you have a lot of pits in your driveway, you might need to have it replaced instead of repaired. If those pits become potholes or cover the majority of your driveway, you probably should replace it.
How old is the driveway?
Asphalt breaks down over time, and there is no way to avoid it. If you start having a lot of issues with your driveway, it could be that the asphalt has deteriorated to the point that it must be replaced. If you’re not sure about the age of your driveway, you should have a professional inspect it to determine if repair or replacement is appropriate.
Looking for a better look?
Resurfacing your driveway might raise it enough from the surrounding ground to make it look somewhat out of place. If you want a sleeker look, you might try repaving the driveway completely, and adding a nice looking sealant a year later.
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