How to Protect Driveways From Cracks and Potholes

How to Protect Driveways From Cracks & Potholes

Cracks and potholes can appear in your driveway, which can be incredibly frustrating for you. When a driveway starts to break apart, you will need to think about getting it repaired. Here at Mr Pothole, we use a range of different techniques for driveway repairs to restore driveways to their former glory.

Read our helpful guide about how you can protect your driveway as much as possible.

Consider Asphalt Over Concrete

Your driveway can be made of two materials: asphalt or concrete. Concrete has a longer lifespan than asphalt, but it is more prone to cracking in hot weather. This is because it does not expand with the heat, whereas asphalt does have the ability to expand and contract with the heat. You should consider this when you are thinking of having your driveway relaid.

Remember that asphalt needs to be taken care of, so you will need to keep an eye out for any problems that occur such as potholes or cracks.

Have Cracks & Potholes Filled In Promptly

You might see a small crack or pothole in the driveway and think that it is not a big deal. However, small problems can soon develop into big ones which could require a total resurfacing from Mr Pothole.  The small cracks or potholes can be filled in quickly and cost-effectively. Then you won’t have to worry about having a full resurfacing job.

Keep Tires Pumped

Keeping your tires in good condition ensures that your car is in good working order. However, if the tires are the correct pressure, this will also help to protect your driveway from damage. This is because the weight of the car will be evenly distributed and there won’t be undue pressure on any parts of the driveway.

If the tires are becoming depressurised, the weight of your vehicle could cause the driveway to become cracked.

Park Your Vehicle In the Garage

The safest place for your car is in your garage if you happen to have one. If you park it there, you will be saving your driveway a lot of wear and tear in the long run. This will allow you to be free of cracks and potholes for a long time to come.

Pull Up Weeds

Weeds can sometimes grow through gaps in the driveway. Use some root killer and then pull the weeds out completely so that cracks don’t get any bigger. This should be done on a regular basis.

Use this guide so that you can keep your driveway in good condition. Need driveway repairs? Get in touch with Mr Pothole now.