Owning a home can be a blessing and a curse. Property values rise as you keep your home well maintained and you have a valuable asset to be proud of. But over the course of the years you will spend in your home, upkeep and maintenance costs will be a part of your routine. One of the most important features of your home is your driveway. Almost all homes have them and they can add value to your home when kept up or upgraded. They can also decrease the value of your home and if you are looking to sell, might have to decrease your asking price. Driveways are used many times a day and have too many numerous benefits to list. There are many things that can cause your driveway to begin to lose its structural integrity or even cause damage to vehicles or people. Hoover Asphalt Repair has been taking care of Birmingham’s driveway repair and driveway installation problems for over two decades. We know what it takes to install a new driveway or take care of any possible driveway repairs. Call Hoover Asphalt Repair today to schedule a consultation with one of our expert driveway repair experts! 205-668-5043
Reasons your driveway needs repairs:
Original installation/normal wear and tear: Depending on the type of driveway installed, time will take care of most materials over a decade or two. Normal use will eventually wear away until it needs replacing. If you have kept up with driveway repairs and have used seal coating, you will most likely extended the life of your driveway. Eventually it will need full driveway replacement. The original driveway paving contractor possibly installed an inferior driveway. Using the wrong materials or not enough of the right ones will cause a driveway to weaken much quicker than normal usage would. If the driveway foundation isn’t packed properly, this will also cause your driveway to weaken faster than normal. Residents of Birmingham should call Hoover Asphalt for all their driveway repair needs.
Usage/Larger than normal loads: The amount we all use our automobiles varies greatly, but we all use them on our driveways. Parking, driving, playing sports, yard sales, etc. are just some of the uses of a driveway. Asphalt and concrete are used for different reasons and needs but either will be destroyed greatly over time if large trucks with heavy loads are used on part or all of your driveway. The weight will cause the structural integrity of the driveway to weaken and cause the need for driveway repair or possible full driveway installation. Avoid parking these trucks or vehicles on your driveway. Using the street or parking lot is optimal. They have more layers of asphalt than a driveway and can support heavier loads. If you have a driveway repair and you live in Birmingham, call Hoover Asphalt Repair today!
Tree Roots and landscaping: While that old oak tree might look great in your front yard, it’s roots extend under your driveway causing foundation damage. There are a variety of trees and shrubbery that can be planted near driveways and won’t cause damage. But in the event that an existing tree causes damage to your driveway, call the expert driveway repair experts at Hoover Asphalt Repair. Our consultant not only can get you started on your driveway repair or installation but can recommend the type of landscaping is best for your property and driveway. Birmingham! Call Hoover Asphalt Repair today for a free consultation from a driveway installation expert!
Elements: Water, rock salt, etc. are things that we may put on our driveways for various reasons. Birmingham is fortunate to not have to use rock salt due to bad weather. The salt and the usage of shovels wears down the asphalt and concrete much quicker than the normal rate. Water that is standing is never good. For many other reasons other than the damage can cause to your driveway. Large standing pools of water can be seeped into the ground under your driveway causing foundation and structural damage. Running water from rains can wash away soil causing the driveway to buckle or sink. Driveway repairs like cracks and holes are one of our specialties. If you live in Birmingham and need a driveway repaired or installed, give Hoover Asphalt Repair a call today!
No matter the reason you need a driveway paving contractor, we can handle it all! Hoover Asphalt Repair has been doing driveway repair and driveway installation for over two decades! Call or contact us today for a free consultation from one of our expert driveway repair technicians! 205-668-5043
Ricky "the streets" Johnson. Earned his nickname not from growing up rough in the ghetto, but because he's the expert in all things paving!