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Signs You Need a New Driveway

Signs You Need a New Driveway

Any kind of concrete or asphalt driveway requires ongoing maintenance and repairs to ensure that they can stay at their best. Most types of concrete driveways can last for 30 to 40 years whereas an asphalt driveway is typically designed to last 15 to 20 years on average. Because your concrete driveway will continue to be subjected to ongoing wear and tear it’s extremely important that you are able to assess the condition of your driveway and make repairs or a complete replacement as necessary. If your driveway has been recently repaired or you have noticed that your driveway is in need of much more significant repairs, it could be an excellent idea for you to consider installing an entirely new driveway for your home or business. Here are some of the top five signs that you need a new driveway!

There Are Potholes And Cracks

Cracks in your driveway have the ability to expand and worsen this will often lead to the chance that there could start to be larger potholes and even major cracks that will form in your driveway over time. Even if the spot is regularly paved over and repaired, there’s a chance that your car could continue to erode.

The Driveway is Looking Extra Weathered

After the installation process your driveway will often look more beautiful and smooth. Over time however the UV rays from the sun will continue to fade the surface and weaken the driveway. Rather than having to deal with a driveway that is extremely weak from driving over it, when your driveway begins to have a weathered look it may be wise for you to consider the option of full replacement instead of dealing with weakening materials. 

Extra Water Retention

If you notice that there is pooling water across your driveway, this will often indicate that there is a need for a driveway replacement immediately. Puddles across your driveway will showcase that it has fallen into disrepair, there could be drainage problems, structural integrity and other issues with the slope of your driveway. Water cannot drain off the area as it should and as a result it can lead to ongoing erosion from the driveway. Water retention can continue to widen the small cracks.


If you have an asphalt driveway is a chance that you could continue to notice a warping effect on the surface. This often comes from heavy loads like trucks or your vehicle sitting on top of the driveway over a long period of time. Consistent movement for heavy vehicles can continue to cause your driveway to warp and eventually even cause problems with the suspension on your vehicle. Don’t leave your vehicles at risk and consider repairing your driveway if you notice the early signs of warping. 

Crumbling Around the Edges

If you notice that your driveway is beginning to crumble around the edges this is an issue of consistency and disrepair. When your driveway is not protected around the edges it can make the entire system start to erode much faster. When you start to notice the edges beginning to crumble away, it’s important to consider immediate replacement if possible. 

If you’re noticing some of these top issues with your driveway it is crucial for you to contact a driveway repair specialist as soon as possible. Greenbar Excavation has handled thousands of driveway replacements and would love to do the same for you, contact us today!

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