Repeated heavy use by cars, oil leaks and exposure to the elements all contribute to the deterioration of a driveway.
If you’ve made the decision that you want to give your driveway a facelift you may be looking at concrete resurfacing – possibly Spraycrete or stencilled concrete.
Resurfacing your driveway can bring it back to life, but before work can commence on your driveway the suitability of it for resurfacing will have to be checked.
The condition of your driveway
Driveway cracks less than ¼ inch wide can be repaired easily and are signs of general wear and tear, not indicating any deeper damage to the driveway. These cracks will be filled and fixed during the resurfacing process.
Larger cracks indicate that there are more significant issues with the integrity of your driveway and will likely only be a temporary fix and should be assessed and addressed prior to resurfacing.
If your driveway is uneven due to erosion or
The age of your driveway
If your driveway is approaching 20-25 years old, it’s probably time to look at a replacement.
After many years wear and tear and exposure to the elements, resurfacing the driveway is not likely to eliminate any issues caused from general ageing such as weakening or crumbling in some areas. Resurfacing may offer a short-term solution but the issues will likely need to be addressed down the track.
Eventually, with a driveway of this age, the materials will fail and resurfacing a driveway of this age is not an option.
A professional concreter will be able to assess your driveways suitability for resurfacing prior to commencing any work. If your driveway is beyond fixing, you may have to replace it entirely rather than just resurfacing it to achieve your desired finish.
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