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Water Pooling On Concrete Driveway? Here’s What To Do…

water pooling on concrete driveway

The last thing that you want when you’re leaving your house in the morning, is to be wading through puddles to get into your car. However, for many homeowners, this is sadly becoming part of their morning routine.

Concrete driveways are notorious for a number of problems: ranging from cracked surfaces to a worn-down appearance. One of the most common problems is water pooling on the surface.

As many people rely on a driveway to keep vehicles safe and secure, having a damaged or ineffective driveway can be a true nightmare. Thankfully, there are ways that you can resolve the problem and make sure that the puddle issue is eliminated.

Let’s take a look at just why water pooling on concrete driveway surfaces, is a common problem that homeowners the length and breadth of the UK are having to face…

water pooling on concrete driveway

Water sitting on your drive is an inconvenience, but it’s also a major risk to the structure of the driveway. In cold weather, water that is allowed to seep into cracks will begin to freeze and cause even bigger cracks to appear

What’s Causing Water to Pool on the Concrete?

If your concrete driveway is starting to resemble a swimming pool when it rains, then there are a number of reasons why the problem could be happening.

One of the most common reasons is down to the initial installation. If the levelling was not performed correctly it could have left dips in the driveway design, ultimately allowing the water to settle and stay in place.

Alternatively, parts of the concrete on the driveway could have begun to sink. This can happen naturally to concrete as rainwater erodes the base of the driveway.

Water sitting on your drive is an inconvenience, but it’s also a major risk to the structure of the driveway. In cold weather, water that is allowed to seep into cracks will begin to freeze and cause even bigger cracks to appear.

water pooling on concrete driveway

In 2017, the actual rainfall in the UK totalled 1106.8mm. As you can imagine, that’s a lot of puddles and a lot of potential concrete driveway damage

Is There a Solution to the Problem?

Sadly, there is no permanent fix to the problem of water pooling on concrete driveway surfaces, only repairs that can solve the problem in the short-term.

There are two common repair jobs that can help to stop water pooling:

• Patching the top of the concrete to create an even top surface.

• Removing the problem area of concrete, repairing the foundation if needed, and levelling the surface.

Both methods have a major downside which makes them an unappealing choice – the colour of the new concrete will be different to the old concrete.

What About a Solution That’s Going to Last?

In 2017, the actual rainfall in the UK totalled 1106.8mm. As you can imagine, that’s a lot of puddles and a lot of potential concrete driveway damage.

As sure as the rain will keep falling, it will continue to cause problems for concrete driveways.

For a permanent solution, a better suiting driveway material is one of the best options that you can go for. There are multiple concrete alternatives, some of which can tackle rainfall very well, and some of which struggle with excess water.

Gravel, for example, offers a great solution to the problem of drainage, but is prone to being washed away by heavy rain, especially in the case of sloped driveways.

Another common material in resin bound surfacing – a prime choice to tackle rainwater problems.

water pooling on concrete driveway

For a long-term solution, and a drier trip to your car each morning, resin bound surfacing is a driveway material that you can count on

What Makes Resin the Best Material for a Driveway?

Resin bound driveways are considered a premium material choice for a number of reasons. One of the main reasons is the materials ability to deal with rainwater.

Resin is permeable, which means any collected water can simply drain straight through the surface. While this doesn’t solve the problem of an uneven surface, it does address the issues of puddles.

The issue of uneven surfaces is best addressed by hiring an expert team who have proper experience installing driveways of all types, from those that are completely flat to those on a slope.

The guarantee that comes with resin is that it’s going to be strong. The material isn’t prone to cracking, there are never any issues with weeds, and unlike gravel, it doesn’t provide any problems with loose stones.

For a long-term solution, and a drier trip to your car each morning, resin bound surfacing is a driveway material that you can count on. Call 0800 1700 636, or click the button below to talk to our team today!

Looking for a long-term solution to common concrete problems? Resin bound surfacing may be just what you're after!

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