Your driveway is an important part of your house. It not only holds your car and visitors' cars, it also provides a type of grand entrance to your home. You have heard about 'curb appeal' when talking about the outside of your home. This means the appearance of the outside of your home is appealing to passersby and potential buyers should you decide to sell. You can also make your driveway more appealing and really improve the 'curb appeal' of your home.
- When remodeling the exterior of your home, you may want to consider using asphalt because it's economical and durable. Asphalt has several benefits including the ability to absorb excess water to prevent the area from flooding during periods of harsh rain. In addition, asphalt can quickly be added to areas that appear to be damaged or starting to dip by just pouring on more. The information below provides an overview of the benefits of using asphalt for your driveway.
- There is still time to prepare your cement sidewalks and driveway to face the freezing temperatures of winter. The problem with leaving cracks open in the cement is that water from rain and melting snow will get into the cracks as it drains off of the surface of the cement. When the freezing temperatures arrive, the water will turn to ice and expand. The pressure from the expanding ice will cause the cement to further crack apart and deteriorate.
- Every spring, your asphalt parking lot forms new potholes. These potholes need to be repaired as soon as possible or else you could suffer from a severe financial loss. Just how do these potholes form and what can you do to stop them? The Damage They Cause When drivers hit potholes, their car can suffer from a variety of types of damage. While they typically don't cause severe structural damage, they can cause serious problems with the wheel, including bent wheel rims.
- If a small portion of the concrete sidewalk in front of your home has a crack in it, due to excess weight being placed upon it, remove loose fragments of concrete and patch the damaged section with the steps below. After completing the project, apply a coat of concrete sealer to the sidewalk to provide the paved surface with a uniform appearance and prevent moisture from damaging the concrete. Materials Needed