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Time for a new drive?

March 19, 2022 3:22 pm

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If you have lived in the same home for years, you may decide it more cost effective to upgrade your home then move to another.  If you have decided to stay at home rather than move with the support of conveyancing solicitors Sam Conveyancing then the below help will keep your new drive looking great, think your drive is looking a little tired? It’s an important job and if you’ve seen one of these issues, then it’s time:

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  1. Damaged from winter

Winter is hard on our driveways with rain, wind and frost baring down on the tarmac continuously. When the better weather arrives in the spring, is the view bad? Winter wears out driveways, deteriorating them over time. Melt water creeps through tiny gaps in the drive surface and when temperatures fall, the moisture freezes in the drive materials. When water freezes, it expands, causing stress and cracks in your concrete.

  1. Resurfacing isn’t forever

If you have patched the holes and cracks in the past, this is a short-term solution you cannot always count on. DIY patches may not match with the materials used by the professionals who laid it, making it bumpy, uneven and not suitable in appearance.

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DIY efforts may also not be skilled enough to fill every crevice or corner of asphalt, meaning water can seep into the material, so even worse cracks might appear soon. Soon, you will need to break the cycle of patch-up work and replace the driveway completely.

  1. Wear and tear

Spare a thought for what your drive experiences and you might grasp when it’s time for a new lease of life. Driveways are affected by things like:

Dew

Variations in temperature

UV rays

Footfall and vehicle access

Chemical spills

Heavy loads

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