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When to Replace Your Brick Paver Driveway

  • 04
  • 06
  • 2015

While your brick paver driveway is simply a number of bricks that are spread flat on the ground, the condition of your driveway is paramount to the look of your home. It is tough to know when to replace your driveway.

Weather in the Elburn area can wreak havoc on driveways, like it does with the roads. The constant freeze and thaw cycle can have a detrimental impact.

Cracks, sinking and other blemishes can detract from the overall appearance of your property. It is generally a good idea to make sure that these issues are addressed to keep the outdoor appearance of your home looking good.

How to Know When to Replace Your Brick Paver Driveway

While driveway replacement may be the ideal choice if your driveway has aged in the Elburn weather, it is typically the most costly option. It requires removing the existing driveway and digging to a proper level of foundation, and this can require a significant amount of physical labor.

That being said, it is still the best option to get rid of the wear and tear of the harsh Illinois winters. Driveways between 20 and 25 years old typically need to be replaced.

Driveway Repairs 

Sometimes replacing the driveway is just not an ideal option. In this case, simple driveway repairs may help enhance the look while ridding your driveway of those cracks and blemishes.

If your driveway has sunken down the repair is relatively easy. The the bricks in that area would be removed, the ground underneath built up and leveled and then the bricks would be replaced again to even things out.

Replacing the entire driveway would be a last resort if other spot repairs would not do the trick.

Consulting Your Local Landscape Company

Your Elburn area landscaping company can help you determine if driveway repairs or replacement is the right option for you. Contact us today. We would love to help with your driveway project.