Refinishing Your Driveway

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Driveway looking a bit worse for wear after the winter or you’ve got a new driveway in mind? Not only does a worn, torn and destroyed driveway bring down your home’s curb appeal and overall, it also can be a dangerous safety hazard for children and adults if there are cracks or potholes in the pavement, as this can cause tripping and falling.

New Driveway Options

Your driveway doesn’t have to be just a bland slab of asphalt or concrete anymore. You can replace cost of resin driveways and add value to your property at the same time! The options are almost limitless including cobblestones, brick or concrete pavers, stamped and/or colored concrete, and much more. These stylish new options will almost definitely increase your home’s value while making it appealing to all who see it.

Cost of a New Driveway

Unfortunately, there’s no hard-and-fast number for how much a new driveway will cost you. Unfortunately, it depends on a lot of factors including:

– Does the driveway need to be graded to avoid flooding? Additional excavation or grading will add more to the job, making it more costly and increasing the renovation duration. This can be one of those anticipatory costs that come with any home renovation (knowing that you’ll need to alter the surface your refinishing).

– Will the driveway slope or curve? This usually depends on the topography of your property and usually additional work will be needed to accomplish this as well. However, you can alter the shape of your existing driveway, but this will cost even more time and labor to complete.

– What kind of material do you want to use? Asphalt and concrete tend to be the less-expensive materials whereas stone and brick is typically more expensive due to the labor involved. As with anything, you will need to pay more to get that high-end finish.

Driveway Repair and Sealing

If you have an asphalt driveway, this will require re-sealing on a semi-regular basis. If you live in a particularly hot or cold area, this can take a toll on your driveway and necessitate it being resealed every year. Areas with more temperate weather might only require that you do this about every 3-10 years. Concrete driveways also need to be resealed, but this typically only needs to be done about every 5 years. As with any home improvement project, it’s best to consult a professional before you start.

 

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