June 18, 2021
Not many homeowners take the time necessary to maintain their driveway. If you were to cruise down a randomly chosen street, chances are you'd find rows of homes that appear immaculate from a distance. But upon closer inspection, you’d see the driveways are cracked, dirty, and depressing.
Your driveway might not be the first priority on your home maintenance list. It might not even be close to the top. But it should be, and there are numerous reasons for this. Here's why maintaining your driveway is important.
Just because cracks riddle most of the driveways in your neighborhood doesn't mean it's the next new trend. A poorly maintained driveway can lower your home's curb appeal significantly. Even if the rest of your property is stunning, a broken, dented, and bleached driveway will stand out and ruin the overall aesthetic.
Poor curb appeal can especially be a problem if you're planning to sell. Potential buyers might overlook your otherwise wonderful home because the driveway looks run down and difficult to get back into shape.
Cracks on your driveway aren't just a threat to the driveway. They're a threat to the entire structure of your home. The next reason why maintaining your driveway is important is because having a well-maintained driveway keeps your foundation and basement safe.
If water seeps into cracks or potholes and penetrates the sub-layers of the asphalt, it can destabilize the entire driveway and cause water pressure to build on the foundation. This can then result in the foundation cracking or moisture getting into the basement. From there, a slew of additional problems can arise, including mold growth and even electrical fires.
A damaged driveway is a safety hazard to everyone walking on it. You, a family member, or an unsuspecting guest could trip over cracks and potholes and become seriously injured.
Likewise, those same crevices and gaps can do a number on your vehicle. They can wear down the suspension or knock the steering out of alignment. These unwanted modifications to your car could lead to an eventual accident on the road.
Need the right tools to help you maintain your asphalt driveway? NAC Supply has everything you need, from blacktop repair products to sealcoating supplies. Come and shop our full line of asphalt maintenance products today!
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