How to Repair an Old Driveway at My New Fixer Upper

August, 02, 2021 By CASSIDY PAVING 6 min read
Cassidy Paving team repairing a driveway

A fixer-upper can be both stressful and exhilarating, especially when you see tasks marked off of your to-do list. However, your project won’t be complete without updates to the exterior. Something you might be overlooking is repairing your driveway asphalt paving. Especially if you’re working on this fixer-upper to sell, you’ll want to give a second thought about asphalt services for your driveway. Here are tips on repairing an old driveway during your home’s overhaul that is sure to increase curb appeal and resell value.

How to Repair a Driveway

Timing Is Everything

During your fixer-upper project, you’re likely to have a lot of concurrent repairs and upgrades happening. This means a lot of coming and going and even heavy machinery on your property. The best time for driveway paving repair will be after 90 percent of the fixer-upper jobs are completed. It is always a good idea to have asphalt work done last because you may run into issues with the house that require more intense construction than you initially thought. Any number of things could affect both your landscape and asphalt driveway. Saving your driveway paving repairs for last will ensure that nothing will interfere with your newly repaired asphalt. Therefore, consider your driveway as one of the final touches that pulls the entire project together.

Don’t DIY

Although you’re most likely handling the bulk of the fixer-upper tasks for the home, your asphalt driveway paving is not something you should try to do on your own. Asphalt paving is not a skill that is easy to do yourself, and watching videos online is not a suitable alternative to the years of training that asphalt paving contractors bring to a job. Only expert asphalt installers understand the right materials to use, how to make the driveway slope for optimal drainage, and under what conditions to pave to get the best outcome. Especially in the temperamental New England weather, don’t leave your driveway’s compaction and durability up to chance.

Choose the Right Contractor

Despite all other factors, your driveway’s functionality and aesthetic will come down to working with the right company. When you’re picking out the materials for your fixer-upper, it would be wise to give asphalt paving companies a call simultaneously. Often, the best companies are booked well in advance, and the sooner you can get a free estimate and project evaluation, the better. Ask your trusted friends and business partners for recommendations in your area. Also, you’ll only want to work with companies that are bonded, certified, and insured. Getting in touch with contractors early on will mean that you have plenty of time to ask the right questions and get on their schedule just in time to finish up your fixer-upper project.

Hire the Best in the Business

Cassidy Paving understands all of the complexities that come with repairing an old driveway. We have decades of experience providing asphalt paving and maintenance to residential customers across Massachusetts. If you need help getting your fixer-upper ready to sell or just to upgrade the exterior, give us a call today at 866-978-9788 to schedule a free estimate.

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