Replacing your driveway may not be high on your list of priorities. Often, people let the outside of their home slide in favor of making sure that the home is safe and comfortable, yet it is important that you maintain your driveway for a number of reasons. Here’s why you shouldn’t be putting it off.
Weather Causes More Damage
If you have pits, holes, or severe cracks in your driveway, the weather can worsen these problems. Summer can sometimes be a very wet season, and the more rain and hail that hit your driveway, the more likely it will be that additional damage will be caused. In addition, the summer heat itself can cause concrete or asphalt to expand, making cracks and holes more prominent.
Damage to Your Vehicle
A damaged or broken driveway can cause problems with your vehicle, as well. Your vehicle’s alignment, shocks, and undercarriage can all be affected by a poorly maintained driveway. These problems can be easily repaired by a mechanic, but you will simply continue having to have the maintenance repeated until your driveway is fixed. This can be very costly in the long run, whereas repairing or replacing your driveway could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars.
Liability for Others
Anyone who visits your home is legally able to expect that your home is safe. This includes the outside of your home. If your driveway causes damage to someone’s vehicle or if someone trips in the holes or cracks and injures themselves, you can be held legally liable for their injuries or vehicle repairs. This can cause your homeowner’s insurance premiums to increase and can generally cause financial hardship.
If your driveway needs to be replaced with a safe and long-lasting solution, contact us today for more information about our paving services.