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5 Signs It's Time to Upgrade Your Driveway

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An old driveway can make your home or business look outdated and poorly cared for. According to House Digest, the average lifetime of an asphalt driveway is between 15 to 30 years, but how exactly do you know when it's time for an upgrade? Here are five signs to watch for that indicate you should contact a paving company.

1. Cracks

It's not unusual for driveways to have a few cracks in them, but major cracks are a cause for concern. If you notice that your driveway is covered in cracks or there are cracks that are easily noticeable while driving, it's probably time to call a residential or commercial asphalt company to upgrade your driveway.

2. Sunken Areas

Sunken parts of a driveway aren't just visually unappealing, they're also a pain in the neck. If you've got a sunken part of your driveway that's collecting water or ruining wheels and tires, it's time to invest some money in a new driveway to fix the problem.

3. Drainage Problems

Generally speaking, commercial asphalt does a good job of draining the water away instead of letting it accumulate on the top of the driveway. If your driveway isn't draining properly because it's no longer graded for drainage, you need to have a new driveway laid down to fix your problem.

4. Age

The older your driveway gets, the more likely you are to experience problems. Driveway problems are more common with older driveways, so it's good to keep an eye on your driveway and replace it when the time comes. Replacing your driveway might be a large endeavor, but it beats having to fix your car because of a nasty pothole or crack in the driveway.

5. Potholes

Potholes are the biggest concern if you've got an aging driveway. Bad potholes can cause serious damage to vehicles, and even smaller potholes can be annoying and destructive. If your driveway is starting to fill up with potholes, it's time to get those potholes filled or upgrade to a new driveway.

Driveways are the gateways to homes and businesses, which is why it's so important to take good care of them. Even if you do take care of your driveway, you'll need to upgrade eventually because they don't last forever. If you're looking for a commercial asphalt paver, call College Bound Sealers to get your project started today!