Thinking about re-paving your driveway? Here are 6 clear signs you’re making the right decision.
1.Cracks Have Appeared
Over time, and through constant use, you may find that crack appear in your driveway. Whether they’re linear or radiating out, cracks can not only look unsightly, but pose a safety risk to those who use the driveway. Cracks cause the surface of the driveway to loosen which could produce a tripping hazard if parts of the driveway become unlodged. You’re also at risk of water damage and weeds popping out through the cracks.
2. There are Drainage Issues
If you’re finding that you’re getting a lot of water pooling in various parts of your driveway you may have some drainage issues. If left untreated, these issues can cause major problems for your driveway and could cause damage to your car or any other vehicles you have parked there. By uncovering the problem, and installing a driveway with proper drainage solutions, you’ll be saving yourself a lot of stress long term.
3. It Looks Old & Worn
A freshly laid driveway looks beautiful. But even the most expertly paved driveways can become tired and worn over time, causing them to look old and unsightly. If you’ve had a lot of foot traffic over the years or parked heavy cars on your driveway, that can cause your driveway to look very “used.” It may not even be your whole driveway either, like a carpet or grass, the parts of your driveway that experience the most traffic, repeatedly, can look incredibly worn. This means your driveway looks patchy and uneven - not a good look!
4. It’s Never Been Done
You could have recently moved into your property and the previous owners have neglected the driveway. Or, you could have lived there for years but have had other tasks and jobs to complete before it was time to do the driveway. If you’ve never had your driveway done since you’ve lived there, it could be time to finally get it sorted.
5. It Doesn’t Match Your Home
You may want to replace your driveway for purely aesthetic reasons. For example, you may have renovated the exterior of your home and now your driveway design simply doesn’t match. It’s important to have a driveway that complements your home or business so if it doesn’t match - get it fixed!
6. Missing Bricks and/or Cobbles
Depending on the type of driveway you have, you may find that you’ve got some missing bricks or cobbles. This could happen in areas where your driveway sees a lot of traffic and it could be a case of being more cost-effective and easier to replace the whole driveway instead of tracking down bricks that match your driveway. Also, it’s worth taking into consideration that if a few have come loose or are missing, then the others might not be so secure either.
If you’re looking for a reputable driveways company look no further than Premier Driveways. We’re block paving specialists
but can complete any kind of driveway, including tarmac and pattern imprinted concrete.