Concrete is the perfect material for driveways as it is the strongest option, as it’s able to cope with the weight of cars day after day. We have a wide range of finishes for you to choose from, such as stencilled, Adstone- exposed aggregate look, Spray Trowel, Flake system, Custom finishes and all of these are available in a wide range of colours. Many different designs are also available.
Is your driveway looking a little worse for wear? Resurfacing a driveway may be the best way to breathe new life into your outdoor space.
Resurfacing A Driveway: What To Know
Exposed to daily pressures, your driveway surface works hard. Over time, exposure to the heavyweight of vehicles, the elements, erosion and oil leaks can degrade your surface material. Cracks, stains, potholes, failed drainage and age all contribute to a tired-looking driveway that is likely to be killing your curb appeal.
But does your driveway simply need a repair or to be replaced altogether?
Key signs you need to repair or replace your driveway
Some of the main signs you need to repair or replace your driveway are:
- Drainage issues
- Weathered appearance
Repairing vs Replacing your driveway
Resurfacing a driveway
Most homeowners will do anything to put off replacing an entire driveway as the costs to do so can be significant. In some instances, resurfacing a driveway may suffice, but in others, starting from fresh is necessary. When resurfacing a driveway here are a few things to consider:
If your driveway has visible cracks, it’s a sign the surface is failing and needs some attention to avoid bigger, more expensive issues occurring. As a general rule, if the cracks are less than 1.5-2mm wide, you can get away with repairing the surface. You may then opt to reseal or refinish the entire surface to ensure the driveway has a uniform appearance.
For cracks greater than 1.5-2mm, repairing is simply a Band-Aid. Large cracks are a sign of significant issues as they allow water to seep in, even after a patch job, replacing your driveway surface entirely is recommended.
Looking at resurfacing a driveway?
Is it affecting the functionality and durability of your driveway, will it affect the overall aesthetics of your property?
Beyond the condition of your driveway, many old driveways could do with an update just as a home benefits from renovations. Simply put, a tired-looking driveway may simply not match the aesthetics of your newly renovated home. Replacing an older surface with a modern, new material that has a great lifespan will not only improve the curb appeal of your home, but it’s likely to increase the value of your property.