Owners are responsible for maintaining their respective driveways. An approved Application is required only if the Owner desires to
change dimensions, color, or texture of concrete. No application is required for driveway repairs; however, repairs must be
made with like materials to existing driveways and be done in a professional manner. A variety of cement mixes are available and in order to limit future maintenance problems, care should be taken to get the proper mix and to match the color of existing concrete.
This is NOT an acceptable Driveway Crack Repair.
Clean out the crack as good as you can, using a wire brush, powerwasher, or even your garden hose with a good spray nozzel.
Let everything completely dry, make sure to take a look at the weather the day of and at least a day or two after the job is done, the dryer the better everything will set.
Sweep off the Driveway and over all the cracks that are going to be filled.
Follow the dirctions on the type of crack fill you choose, there are multiple colors to blend together, the closer you get to your driveway color the better it will look.
When having a New Driveway Installed
To ensure that your concrete driveway will look good for many years to come, there are important steps your contractor should follow during installation. How well your driveway looks and performs long-term is largely related to the quality of workmanship and materials that go into it.
The correct concrete mix design will impact the performance and longevity of a concrete driveway.
To help prevent random cracking, control joints should be placed so that an average size driveway
(such as those within Campus East and Wesleyan Pines) is divided into 4 sections.
Concrete resurfacing: If your driveway is experiencing cracking, scaling or spalling, the best solution is to resurface it with a concrete overlay. Resurfacing will not only cover up the existing flaws, it will also upgrade the look of your driveway and the overall curb appeal of your home.
Remove stains immediately: While a sealer will help to protect concrete from stain absorption, it's still a good idea to remove oil, gasoline, grease and other spills as soon as possible. If the concrete does discolor, pressure washing and certain cleaning chemicals will remove most stains.
The primary purpose of fixing concrete cracks is to help keep moisture from working its way into the cracks. A secondary benefit of fixing concrete cracks is improving the appearance of your driveway. Considering that many homes have front-facing driveways, it is a good way to help improve your home's curb appeal.
There are numerous products avaiable to repair driveway cracks, remember when looking for a product and or contractor, do some research or if you see another driveway that is similar to yours and the repairs look good, ask them how or who did the work.