Driveways of paved asphalt, Belgian block or poured concrete all need driveway repair. Understand the process, the costs, and find a trustworthy professional contractor.
Driveways of concrete or asphalt withstand a lot of abuse, but whether you opt to have yours cleaned, patched, resurfaced or replaced, the costs of good maintenance can be high. Freeze-thaw cycles and heavy vehicular traffic can cause cracks and potholes to appear. If these are not repaired and sealed, the wear cycle accelerates. Age of your driveway can drive the decision, with driveways 20 years and older often requiring full replacement. Driveway repair costs less than resurfacing, and resurfacing costs less than full replacement.
Each driveway repair project is uniquely affected by the amount of damage to be repaired, the age of the driveway, and local climate. Some homeowners find repairing a Belgian block or brick driveway a fairly easy weekend task, if they can find matching materials. If the repair work is extensive for any type of surface, though, you are better off turning to professionals.