As your home ages, there are small signs that pop up on the property which will dramatically lower the value. One such problem is that of cracked and crumbling concrete. What started out as a slab of concrete that you could use to park on has become dilapidated, broken into multiple pieces with grass growing in the cracks. We at Weather Tamer have seen this a hundred times, and know what it can do to your property value.
Once the problem of crumbling concrete, blacktop, or cement begins, it will only get worse. Before you know it, that once beautiful driveway that you worked so hard on becomes nineteen individual slabs of cement, with an entire triangular section the size of your hand missing, and grass growing in the ever-widening crevasses. As your Nashville contractor, we know that the only real way to fix this is to get in there and completely redo the cement, but home owners are often hesitant to commit to the process.
As you view your tattered driveway, keep in mind that everyone else can see it as well. What you see as something that isn’t that serious, your neighbors are viewing as an eyesore. Your driveway not only looks bad, but it drives down the value of every property around it while it is doing so. If grass is growing in the cracks of your driveway thickly enough to require mowing, then you have a serious problem on your hands.
Replacing the broken concrete, cement or blacktop isn’t that difficult of a job. It only takes a day or two to complete and fully set, during which time you will have to park elsewhere. But your Tennessee contractor needs you to understand that there is a difference between repairing this problem and actually replacing your driveway.
The repair job will only last for a limited time. Once the actual base has broken into pieces, filling the cracks in with additional cement or sealing over the blacktop will only prolong the inevitable. The basic underlying structure will still be broken, and will eventually need to be pulled up and replaced. In the meantime, your patch job will temporarily make your property look better.
The actual replacing of the cracked driveway requires no small amount of muscle. You will need to begin by having the old driveway pulled up completely. Then, a proper re-leveling is normally called for. Once this is complete, new concrete, cement, or blacktop can be laid. If you want to go with a timeless look, you can consider adding brickwork instead.
Whatever you choose, your Tennessee contractor wants you to know that your property will look much better for your effort. As your property value increases from the replacement, your neighbors will silently thank you. After all, keeping the value of homes in your neighborhood high relies on everyone working together to keep their own homes nice.