Your driveway. It’s the first point of contact with your home when you come back from work in the evening. The place where you teach your kids a lesson about shooting hoops. The thing you tell the neighbour’s kid to walk on instead of your freshly mown lawn. And he still never learns.
But aside from that, your driveway is one of the most important parts of the home, so there’s a desperate need to keep it in perfect condition and prolong its lifespan.
How do we do this? The legends at The Garage Door Guys outline some key tips for maintaining your driveway.
Reseal concrete driveways
Every few years, concrete driveways should be resealed. This way any possible cracks are filled early, before they’re able to get bigger and more expensive. Crack filling is a cheap and easy fix for concrete cracks.
High-pressure cleaning your driveway is another way to keep it in top-notch condition. Over time, your driveway builds up with dust and dirt. A high-pressure clean blasts away all of this gunk and makes your driveway look brand new again.
Weeds are pain in the neck when they’re in the garden, but they’re even worse in your driveway. If you’ve got a paver driveway, it’s not unusual for weeds, moss and lichen to start popping up randomly. This starts as just a cosmetic problem, but can quickly turn into a structural problem as the roots of the weeds start increasing the gaps between pavers an misaligning your entire driveway. Weed killing or weed removal ensures that this is doesn’t happen, saving you plenty of money on serious repairs later on.
Remove tree roots near your driveway
Tree roots are notorious driveway-destroyers. They have the ability to raise up and crack your paver or concrete driveway with ease. Large trees within 5 metres of your driveway should be removed by an arborist so that you don’t have to worry about lumps popping up over time.
Fix the gutters
If your gutters are clogged, rusted or pooling up with rainwater around your driveway area, this could lead to a serious problem. Water can infiltrate your foundation around your driveway and cause foundation damage, costing thousands to repair. Fixing the gutters is a cheaper, easier prevention for this!
Get an inspection
Still unsure? Get an inspection of your driveway to understand its condition, possible weak points and prevention of damage.
The Garage Door Guys are specialists in the thing at the end of your driveway: your garage door! We’re Adelaide’s industry leaders in everything garage doors and gates. We have a stunning range of doors, whether you’re looking at roller doors, sectional doors or something completely custom-designed. We also specialise in maintenance and repair, offering full-scale garage door services. Get in touch with the team for the best garage doors in SA!