Is your driveway showing its age?
Driveways are built to last for years, but not forever. It would be nice if they would last forever — but they won’t.
Why Won’t My Driveway Last Longer?
Your driveway needs occasional maintenance because Mother Nature is working against it every day of the year.
To start with, the sun is slowly fading the deep black color that your asphalt pavement originally had.
And moisture, changes in temperature, freezing and thawing are also at work trying to penetrate and expand any small cracks that exist in your driveway.
Tiny animals and insects are moving around alongside it and burrowing underneath it, making tunnels and affecting the integrity of the base surface. The base foundation under the structure can be slightly shifting and undergoing slight, but continual change as well.
Unlike many areas of your house, driveways do not require that much maintenance from a homeowner, but most do need a little bit of care once in a while.
For instance, if you have an asphalt driveway, you may not have noticed how much the surface has faded over the years. When it was first built, it was deep black in color; now it is much lighter.
If you get yours sealed again, 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 not have any cracks. Cracks let water penetrate the surface. And in the winter months, that water can freeze and expand overnight, which makes the problem worse.
Build a New Driveway
Maybe you want to upgrade your current approach with a more custom one. A Yakima driveway company can design and build a brand new approach to your home that will look terrific from the street.
Your Yakima driveway builder can show you different designs and building components to choose from. Besides asphalt, you can select from concrete, brick, stone, or a combination of them.
A Yakima driveway contractor can swing by your place and take a look at your property and your neighborhood. They can give you their advice on how to repair your driveway 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.