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Signs You Need A New Driveway Excavation

Signs You Need A New Driveway Excavation

Signs You Need A New Driveway Excavation

Concrete and asphalt driveways require regular maintenance to keep them in good condition. Concrete driveways typically last between 30 and 40 years, while asphalt driveways last on average 15 to 20 years. Your concrete driveway will be exposed to wear and tear over time so it is important to evaluate the condition of your driveway before you make any repairs or complete replacements. It could be a good idea to replace your driveway if it has been damaged recently or if you notice that your driveway needs more extensive repairs. These are the top five signs you need a new driveway excavation.

Potholes and Cracks

Cracks in your driveway can expand and become worse over time. This could lead to larger potholes or even major cracks in your driveway. There is a possibility that your car may continue to erode, even if it is regularly paved over.

The Driveway Looks Warn

Your driveway will look smoother and more attractive after installation. The driveway will become less attractive and weaker over time as the sun’s UV rays continue to fade. It is better to replace your driveway than deal with a weak driveway from driving on it.

Extra Water Retention

You should replace your driveway immediately if you see water pooling in your driveway. If you see puddles on your driveway, it could indicate that your driveway is in disrepair. This could be due to drainage issues, structural integrity, or other problems with your driveway’s slope. The driveway can be eroded if water does not drain away from the area as efficiently as it should. The small cracks can be widened by water retention.


There is a possibility that your asphalt driveway could be warping. The driveway can be warped by heavy loads, such as trucks and vehicles that have been parked on it for a long time. Your driveway can warp from heavy vehicles moving regularly. This could eventually cause suspension problems. If you see signs of warping in your driveway, don’t hesitate to repair it.


You may notice cracking around your driveway’s edges. This is a sign of poor maintenance. If your driveway edges are not properly protected, it can lead to the whole system deteriorating much quicker. If you begin to notice that the edges are beginning to fall away, it is important to immediately replace them.

It is important to get in touch with a driveway excavation specialist immediately if you notice any of these issues. Greenbar Excavation is a driveway excavation repair specialist that has performed thousands of replacements. We also offer foundation excavation, septic system installations, and more. We would love to help you! Contact us today!