Collapsed driveways are a common problem. But that doesn’t make it less frustrating when it happens to you.
A bowed section of your driveway may not seem to be a big deal . . . at least at first.
Bit by bit, dips can dramatically deepen and if a crack forms, water leakage will only cause more damage. Not only does this make your home or business look shabby, but it can be downright dangerous to vehicles.
Why Driveways Collapse
What the issue usually boils down to is a poor foundation.
If your driveway didn’t get a strong foundation at the time it was laid in place, then it’s more likely to cave in shortly after.
A proper foundation means having a couple inches of tightly compacted stone beneath the asphalt. If that’s not there, the asphalt will eventually settle into a position it’s not flexible enough to maintain.
With continued wear on your asphalt in addition to its own weight, it’s likely to sway and crack.
What To Do About A Collapsed Driveway
Repair often involves cutting out the damaged area, cleaning it well, laying a secure foundation, and patching up the asphalt.
Your asphalt driveway will hold up for a long time if you get experts on the job. U.S. Pave out of Ft. Lauderdale is the South Florida region’s number one paving expert. Our team will take a look at your driveway to see what sort of repairs can be made.
Call us for an estimate and say goodbye to that old sinking driveway. We even do emergency repairs so don’t hesitate to contact us today!
Posted on behalf of U.S. Pave