A seamless driveway not only gives the best first impression to guests when they arrive at your home, but makes also makes your drive safer for visitors and easier for you to maintain.
However, such a drive does not happen on accident or without upkeep. Periodic maintenance is essential since what we call “asphalt” is not made of a single substance, but two - aggregate (sand and stone particles) and the asphalt itself, which acts as the glue that holds the aggregate together. With age and weathering, the asphalt component dries out, first causing the surface to gray, then to crack and ravel as the stones start to loosen. Eventually, the cracks will spread, causing a spider web look that is not only unattractive, but can be dangerous to visitors as lose rocks, deep crevices, and potholes begin to introduce tripping hazards.
Great Lakes Contractors offers multiple ways to prevent and repair such damage, helping you to extend your driveway’s life, increase its aesthetic appeal, protect the value of your home, and reduce necessary maintenance. Some of our services include:
If you already have an asphalt drive that’s in good repair, but beginning to gray from the effects of age, weather, and UV rays, seal coating can provide an effective barrier against the elements, which can extend the life of your driveway for decades. For maximum protection, it’s best to apply a sealcoat every 1-2 years.
Driveway Resurfacing in Cleveland Resurfacing / Asphalt Overlay
Resurfacing, also known as an asphalt overlay, involves removing the top layer of your driveway and replacing it with fresh asphalt. This strategy protects your driveway from wear by renewing the layer where the damage begins, while saving you thousands of dollars (often 2/3 of the cost) over installing an entirely new driveway. While resurfacing is not for everyone, it can be an excellent choice when the underlying asphalt layers are in good repair.
Driveways that have already encountered problems, such as potholes, sinkholes, and cracks should be repaired or replaced before water or vegetation causes additional breakage and makes the damage beyond repair. Our crews can repair minor damage to driveways, filling in cracks, sinkholes, and potholes with quality materials, which unlike cheap rubberized fill, will not sink.
New Installations New Driveways in Cleveland
If your driveway is in ill repair or over 20-25 years old, a brand new installation usually provides the best value. Our crews can break up and remove your old asphalt or excavate a new driveway where none yet exists. We also distinguish ourselves from our less-ethical competitors by always evaluating the base upon which the asphalt will be poured and installing a high-quality stone foundation if your existing base is inadequate.