The driveway dilemma: Repair, resurface, or replace?

Sep 21, 2016

Siding installation by Johnson County Siding and Windows

A driveway connects a home to the road, and it significantly impacts the curb appeal. Yet, the driveway’s condition is often overlooked. The heavy traffic, along with weather conditions (hot sun, ice, snow), take its toll on the surface.

Eventually, you’ll face the driveway dilemma. Repair, resurface, or replace it?

Small cracks and holes can be patched with filler. If the cracks are deeper than two inches or wider than a quarter-inch, you might have some more serious foundational issues.

When your driveway begins to resemble a road map of patched cracks and holes, it’s time to consider resurfacing or even replacing the driveway altogether. An asphalt driveway should last about 20 to 25 years. If you’re planning to sell your home, the investment in fixing up your driveway benefit your resale, particularly if it’s detracting from the curb appeal.

You might not need a total driveway replacement. Depending on the way your driveway was applied, a contractor might be able to remove the top layer of asphalt and apply a fresh surface.

If your driveway is in sad shape—riddled with cracks and holes—you’re probably ready for a replacement. All of the asphalt or concrete will need to be removed. But the result is a beautiful, new driveway that adds curb appeal to your home.


If you know you want to get your home exterior project done, but are feeling stress about paying for it all at once, we can help.

Our financing partner, GreenSky, has sensible payment plans that work for homeowners who prefer to pay in installments. You can also ask your JoCo Siding & Window Co. sales representative about the details!

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"A portion of our 32+ year old siding was blown off during recent windy days. We really appreciate how friendly and quickly this company came out and replaced the section that was destroyed.”

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"32 years ago this company installed siding on my house and it still looks great! Needed a small repair and with a phone call and a quick response repair was done. Thanks again for a job well done!”

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