Is your Snohomish County driveway showing its age?
Driveways are designed to last for years, but not forever. It would be nice if they would last forever — but they won’t.
Why Won’t Some Driveways Last Longer?
Because Mother Nature is working on your driveway every day of the year. First, the sun is slowly fading the deep black color that your asphalt pavement originally had.
And changes in temperature, moisture, freezing and thawing are also at work trying to penetrate and expand any small cracks that may exist in your driveway.
Insects and tiny animals are moving around alongside it and burrowing underneath it, making tunnels. The base foundation under the structure can be slightly shifting and undergoing changes as well.
Unlike many areas of your home, driveways do not require that much maintenance from a homeowner, but most do need a little bit of care once in a while.
For example, if you have an asphalt driveway, you may not have noticed how much the surface has faded. When it was first built, it was deep black in color; now it is much lighter. If you get yours freshly sealed, you will be surprised at how deep black it is and how much better it looks.
Resurfacing your driveway also helps it last longer. A freshly sealed surface will have no cracks. And no cracks means it will do a better job of keeping out water from penetrating the surface.
Building a New Driveway
Maybe you want to upgrade your current driveway with a custom one. An Everett driveway company can design and build a brand new approach to your home that will look terrific from the street.
Your Everett driveway builder can show you many different designs and components to choose from. Besides the traditional asphalt, you can select from concrete, stone, brick, or a combination of materials.
An Everett driveway contractor can come over and take a look at your property and your neighborhood. They can give you their advice on how to repair your current approach or what it would take to build a new one.
It’s so easy to get started. Just make a phone call and talk it over.