Generally, a paved driveway is always subjected to regular usage and yours isn’t likely to be an exception, otherwise you won’t be here. Regular usage automatically necessitates regular maintenance of the driveway in order to extend its lifespan, make your property safer and add more value to it. This maintenance will involve a frequent inspection of the paved driveway so as to identify and repair divots, cracks as well as rutting. Paved driveways usually have a lifespan ranging between 15 to 20 years, but this can only be guaranteed when backed by regular maintenance activities. Failure to provide your paved driveway with a regular maintenance will lead to a rapid deterioration within just a couple of years after installation. \
The issues commonly faced by paved driveways is usually different based on several factors such as the weather, your location, your property’s sub base as well as some other elements. The ability to identify the problems and solve or repair them on time is key to success while it’s also save you some time and money. In this article we’re going to look at how to go about do-it-yourself tasks that involves minor cracks. More intense damages are advised to be handled only by professionals.
✓ Prepare the area. Clear the debris, weed the plants or vegetation (if any).
✓ Use a strong spray from a garden hose to wash clean the cracks
✓ In the event whereby the crack is deep, simply fill it until it reach about a quarter inch of the surface with sand.
✓ Tamp down the sand to make it more compact.
✓ Apply a patching compound to the surface of the cracked paved driveway.
✓ Leave it for some time to cure.
✓ Once cured, you can then apply your sealant.