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Whether it's concrete or asphalt, driveway repair can be expensive. Is it better to patch, refinish or replace?
Despite being a long, flat stretch of concrete, asphalt or brick, driveways can actually be really expensive to install. That's because to do it properly, you first need to lay a proper foundation.

Because of this, many homeowners shy away from completely replacing their driveways, choosing instead just to deal with the growing cracks and crumbling material by patching up the bad spots. While this is much more cost effective in the short run, it could cause additional problems down the road.

The decision to patch or replace your driveway requires several considerations. In the end, your personal preference will play a significant role.

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The constant freeze-thaw cycles and the thousands of pounds of metal moving over your driveway every day are going to damage it at some point.
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This damage will normally show up as small cracks across the surface or small divots in the material, and it's these signs of minor damage that really call for driveway patching.

Driveway cracks that are less than a quarter-inch wide don't really indicate any deeper damage to the driveway surface and can be repaired easily with liquid crack-fillers.

Driveway cracks that are larger than a quarter-inch wide in your driveway or that are more than a few inches deep often signal more significant issues. Filling in those cracks will only temporarily solve the problem.

Examples of Damaged Driveways
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