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How Can I Increase The Longevity Of My Driveway?

How Can I Increase The Longevity Of My Driveway

When you pay for such a major home improvement like a new driveway, then it’s completely understandable that you want to make it last as long as possible without the signs of wear and tear starting to show through.

Driveways aren’t built to last forever, but if you’re wondering, ‘how can I increase the longevity of my driveway?’, then you’re in luck.

We’ve put together five top tips that can help you to prone the life of your driveway, starting with tackling any driveway’s worst enemy - water. 

Tip One: Watch Out for Water Damage 

Water damage is one of the biggest causes of driveway problems. Too much water on your driveway can lead to drainage issues, erosion and puddles on the surface of the drive – effectively shortening the lifespan of the driveway surface. 

The solution to this is to better manage water around your home and on your drive. Making sure that your drainage is up to scratch and the driveway is suitably sloped to allow the water to drain is essential. 

To protect your driveway, always make sure that water is draining away from your home and your driveway. 

Tip Two: Keep the Driveway Well Maintained

Keeping the surface of your driveway clean and making sure that there is no potentially damaging debris on the driveway is important for increasing longevity. 

If you leave any mildew or moss on the surface of a driveway then it becomes not only a health hazard but also a concern for the structure of your driveway. Mould left on concrete for a long time, for example, can lead to the structure of the driveway weakening. 

How Can I Increase The Longevity Of My Driveway

Mould can produce an acid that, over time, will start to degrade the concrete beneath it. This can cause serious structural problems for the driveway surface and lead to much bigger issues

Tip Three: Don’t Put Off Repairs

It may seem like a few cracks in a driveway aren’t going to be doing much harm, but they are a gateway problem to a much large issue. 

The weakened area around the crack can mean that the gap is able to get much bigger very quickly. Even the smallest crack can lead to weed growth and mould.

If you don’t fix holes in a driveway quickly then water can easily settle inside them, leading to larger cracks if the water freezes and potentially even erosion of the base of the driveway. 

Tip Four: Seal the Driveway Regularly

For some types of driveway, like concrete and ashpalt, a key part of increasing the longevity of the driveway is sealing it, which many people choose to do on a regular basis. 

Sealing a driveway can protect it from some moisture and chemical damage. A good seal will also prevent some stains from damaging the driveway and reduce concerns over environment damage, like fading from sun exposure. 

How Can I Increase The Longevity Of My Driveway

A resin bound driveway also comes with a 10-year guarantee, so you’re instantly reassured that your driveway is going to be covered for at least another decade!

Tip Five: Resurface the Driveway

Resurfacing a driveway is one of the best ways to increase the longevity of an existing driveway surface. With some driveway types, like concrete or ashpalt/tarmac, it can be possible to add a mixture of resin and aggregate to the top of the driveway. 

Known as a resin bound driveway, this solution can be used to completely covers an existing driveway base with a material that is strong, durable, and highly resistent to many forms of damage. 

With a resin bound driveway you won’t need to worry about moisture damage as the surface is permeable, concerns over cracks are eliminated, and maintenance is an absolute breeze. 

A resin bound driveway also comes with a 10-year guarantee, so you’re instantly reassured that your driveway is going to be covered for at least another decade!

Home Logic – The Answer to Long-Lasting Driveways

The team at Home Logic can provide the perfect solution to driveway longevity with a resin bound installation service that will transform the look and feel of your driveway.

With a 5-star Trust Pilot rating, years of experience installing quality driveways in the UK, and as a fully accredited company, you can put your trust in our team to deliver excellent results!

Call us today on 0800 1700 636, or submit an enquiry online to speak to one of our experts and arrange for a home survey to see what can be done about increasing the longevity of your existing driveway.