Driveway Repair in Meredith and Gilford NH

meredith nh drivewayYour driveway is the first thing passersby and visitors see, and it’s a vital element in your home’s curb appeal. If your driveway is pitted, stained, cracked, or otherwise deteriorating, you’re probably anxious to make repairs and get it back in shape. The three main types of driveways—asphalt, concrete, and gravel—all have their own characteristics, and each requires different types of repair. Read on to discover the pros and cons of each type and the tips you need for repairing each driveway’s respective problems.

Asphalt driveways

A well maintained asphalt driveway (sometimes sometimes called blacktop due to its soft black surface) is measured per square foot for installation and it can last up to 20 years. Heavy traffic, Dirt build-up, using harsh chemicals, and using certain ice-melt products, will shorten its useful life. This results in small cracks that can expand in size to a full blown pothole if these areas are not repaired regularly

Homeowners can make small repairs with tubes of asphalt sealant when needed, but if you’re thinking about a new driveway, one should recognize that installing an asphalt driveway isn’t really a DIY project. It requires large commercial machines that heat up the asphalt mixture and then bring in machines with heavy rollers that smooth it out.

If your driveway has many cracks, asphalt repair tubing, such as Crack-Stix (available from The Home Depot), may be the better choice. The pliable tubing is inserted into the cracks and then heated with a torch to melt the tar, filling and sealing the crack.

Call NH DIRT PROS of Meredith, NH, at (603) 387-9902, and get a free estimate and an evaluation of your driveway


DIRT PROS 71 NH Route 104 Suite 4-40 Meredith, NH 03253 (603) 387-9902