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My Driveway Looks Worn And Patchy: What Should I Do?By admin
Tuesday, 10 September 2019
One of the best ways to add value to your home is with a strong, good-looking, and practical driveway. With a driveway, you never have to worry about parking, you have peace of mind over the security of your vehicle, and you have a great amount of space to utilise.
A beautiful driveway is a property asset, but a damaged driveway can be an eye-sore. Selling your home with a worn driveway can be more difficult, the exterior appearance of your home can suffer, and you’re greeted by a less than pleasant sight every time you return home.
So, what can you do when you find yourself wondering, ‘my driveway looks worn and patchy, what should I do?’
Let’s take a look and see…
Driveway Disaster: Where Did It All Go Wrong?
Tarmac, gravel, and concrete, three of the most popular materials for driveways, are all prone to problems that can drastically affect the aesthetic appeal of the drive. Over time, some of these problems can even lead to much more serious issues.
But what causes all the problems?
There are multiple factors that can contribute to a worn and patchy driveway, including:
• Harsh weather, like ice
• Extreme temperatures
• Poor construction
• Wear and tear
• Stains and oil leaks
There is very little you can do about wear and tear damage; some materials are just more prone to degrading over time than others. Certain materials, like concrete, are also more prone to certain problems, with concrete cracking being a big issue.
Gravel, on the other hand, is very prone to looking patchy, as the gravel amount depletes gradually over time.
So, what can you do to solve the problem?
For cosmetic damage, power-washing or a stain resistant coating may just do the trick. Or, for a complete revamp whilst still retaining the base, you can consider transform your driveway completely, with a material like resin
Fix and Repair or Upgrade and Relax: Which Is Best?
There are two options to revamp your worn driveway: repair or replace. Some maintenance jobs are fairly straightforward, like filling in cracks, and replenishing gravel supplies. This isn’t the case for all repairs though.
If your driveway is incredibly cracked, then the best bet may just be to replace the surface with a better material.
Similarly, if your driveway is suffering from harsh weather damage, then the problem is likely to get worse over time, and a more resistant material may be better suited to weathering inclement conditions.
For cosmetic damage, power-washing or a stain resistant coating may just do the trick. Or, for a complete revamp whilst still retaining the base, you can consider transform your driveway completely, with a material like resin.
A resin bound driveway comes with a full 10-year guarantee for your peace of mind, but the differences alone, compared to other materials on the market, can other an insight into just how resin can stop the same problems happening again
Will Resin Stop the Same Problems Happening All Over Again?
Resin bound driveways and resin bonded driveways are very different to the other options on the market. Unlike concrete, ashpalt, or gravel, you’re very unlikely to encounter any issues with a worn or patchy looking drive for a very long time.
Resin can provide a solution to patchy and worn drives in two ways:
• A resin bonded surface can be used to cover the top of some existing driveways that are structurally stable, like in the case of concrete that is cosmetically damaged.
• A resin bound surface can be used to completely replace a driveway. The material is laid on a brand new stable base and is incredibly strong and resistant to minor and major blemishes.
A resin bound driveway comes with a full 10-year guarantee for your peace of mind, but the differences alone, compared to other materials on the market, can other an insight into just how resin can stop the same problems happening again:
Resin surfacing is constructed from a mixture of aggregate and resin. The stones aren’t loose so there are no problems with patches.
The solid and durable construction means that resin can stand up to significant use, without starting to show immediate signs of wear and tear.
The permeable material lowers the risk of drainage issues, as water is able to easily seep through the driveway.
The finished look is maintained as the surface is crack-resistant and weed-resistant, lowering maintenance and preventing common cosmetic problems.
While there is no way to stop the damage happening forever, you can invest in a driveway type that is more resistant to damage, seriously reducing the time between driveway repairs and eventual replacement
Get a Driveway That’s Designed to Last with Home Logic!
Sadly, no driveway is designed to last forever. Over time, a perfect finish will start to degrade, leaving behind a worn look, and patchy areas that detract from the exterior appearance of your home.
While there is no way to stop the damage happening forever, you can invest in a driveway type that is more resistant to damage, seriously reducing the time between driveway repairs and eventual replacement.
If you’re considering driveway replacement with a material that is designed to last not just for two or three years, but for a decade or longer, then please get into contact with Home Logic today.
Our expert team will be on hand to make sure your new driveway is one that is constructed to stay looking amazing for as long as possible.
Set your surfacing up for long-term success, with the help of Home Logic. Simply call 0800 1700 636 to get in touch with the driveway experts today!
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