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How to Repair Large Cracks in the Driveway

There are several ways you can fix large cracks in your driveway. However, if they keep resurfacing, it’s best to contact the professionals as soon as possible.

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Cracks in a driveway are an eyesore. In addition, they can impact the curb appeal of a home and lower its value. Second of all, the cracks might widen over time, and eventually, the only option left will be to completely re-lay your driveway, which can cost a pretty penny. So what can you do about these cracks, and what are the signs of driveway issues you should keep your eyes open for?

Problems with DIY Projects  

Many homeowners like to repair things around their homes on their own. Unfortunately, when it comes to concrete cracks, repair materials available at local hardware stores are only short-term solutions. While concrete grout, vinyl concrete patches, and textured caulk are advertised solutions, they will only conceal the problem without truly fixing it.

To repair large cracks in the driveway once and for all, you’ll need to get expert help. Here at JES Foundation Repair, we have extensive experience in foundation repair, underpinning, moisture management, and concrete lifting. If you notice that cracks in your driveway are getting larger, you’ll need to act quickly and contact our experts in Roanoke, NC as soon as possible. 

Signs of Trouble

Cracks can often be a sign of settlement, which happens due to changes in the soil. If this is the case, an ignored problem will only escalate over time, and eventually, you will need to replace the whole driveway. Here are several signs your driveway is in trouble:

Missing Pieces

One of the less subtle signs of driveway issues is missing chunks of concrete. This problem can be temporarily fixed with a cold mix but since underlying issues will remain unaddressed, concrete damage will quickly reappear.

Water in the Driveway

After a  rainstorm has passed, some water will remain on your driveway. However, if this water doesn’t go away shortly afterwards, something is wrong. During construction, driveways are angled downward to allow water to naturally drain. If this isn’t happening, you’ll need to contact your local experts to inspect your driveway. Otherwise, the pooling water will eventually damage the concrete.

Cracking

There are two types of cracks, active and dormant. Dormant ones are generally not a problem. However, if cracks continue to appear after they have been repaired or they keep on expanding, the ground underneath your driveway is most likely shifting.

Sloping

Sloping might occur over the course of a couple years. Unfortunately, this issue could become a huge problem. Lack of foundation support often causes the sloping. In this case, your driveway could collapse completely.

Potholes

Cracks can evolve into potholes due to the shifting of the soil underneath the driveway and the pressure of vehicles on it. Luckily, with timely repairs, this issue can be averted. 

Polyurethane Foam Injection

Repairing problems as soon as they arise is the best way to prolong your driveway’s life and avoid replacing it completely. If you’ve noticed that your driveway suddenly has chips and cracks or is starting to bend in the middle, call us right away. With a polyurethane foam injection, they can lift the concrete, fill in the cracks, and help your driveway stay functional for years to come.

If you’ve noticed that something is wrong with your driveway, contact the experts at JES for a free inspection and repair quote today.

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