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How To Maintain Your Driveway

Maintaining a driveway can be a tedious and challenging task if the surface is cracked or in need of attention. Cracks and holes can increase in size allowing plants and weeds to grow through, and can look unsightly. The good news is that looking after driveways in Coatbridge can be made easier when you choose the right company for the job.

DIY driveway maintenance isn’t for everybody, and it could be that your driveway just isn’t able to be repaired any more than it has been already. Driveways do have a natural lifespan and if your driveway is at the end of its natural life, it could be time to consider replacement.

Dealing With Cracks

Cracks can occur when moisture seeps into your driveway and collects underneath. During the winter months, this water can freeze causing it to expand and push up through your driveway causing cracks. Even poorly laid driveways can show this sign of damage mere months after the work was completed. This is why it is essential to choose a driveway company with years of experience.

Tree roots are another big cause of driveway cracks. If you have large trees growing near your driveway, they could play havoc with the foundations and eventually the driveway itself. In these cases, there is not a lot to be done other than remove or trim back trees to slow down root growth.

One of the most important aspects of laying a new drive is in the sealing. If a driveway is not sealed properly, moisture will get in and cracks will inevitably appear over time.

How We Fill In Cracks

We have replaced many driveways in Coatbridge, and have seen many damaged ones, too! Some can be repaired by using a number of different filling agents, but there are times when there is no other option but to replace the entire driveway. In fact, this can often be a much more cost effective option than repairing the same area every year, and you’ll be improving your property’s kerb appeal, too!

We offer a range of options when it comes to replacing driveways in Coatbridge, including monoblock, paving and tarmacadam drives. With over 30 years of experience, you can be assured of the best service and results when you come to Barton Bros & Sons. Why not speak to us today to find out more about our services, and how we can help you to keep your driveway looking its best for many years to come.