Winter is gone at long last, and already the people of the San Antonio area are mowing their lawns, firing up their grills, and getting ready for another summer. One thing that took a beating over the winter months and gets a lot of use in the warmer weather is the driveway. If you’re in need of concrete or asphalt driveway repair, then give us a call. We can help.

Causes of Driveway Damage

Whether it’s made of concrete or asphalt, your driveway is dependent on the underlying material to support it. Usually crushed stone is used as the foundation for driveways. When properly laid, it can do its job for many years, but over time, settling and erosion can make the stone shift. Also, when it does, the asphalt or concrete top layer can develop depressions and even potholes.

Another cause of driveway damage is the weather. The south Texas sun causes both concrete and asphalt to expand, while the cool night air forces it to contract. This constant back-and-forth motion eventually forms cracks that will grow over time until major crumbling and other damage occurs.

Human activity can also have not-so-desirable effects on driveways. Driveways are only meant to hold so much weight and storing heavy loads on them for long periods of time can do a significant amount of damage. Things like doing automotive repairs and spilling toxic chemicals can all damage driveways over time, causing dips, bulges, cracks, and crumbles.

One more frequently seen cause of driveway damage is poor construction. For example, if the person who poured the concrete or asphalt did so in a hurry, or if the initial mix wasn’t just right, then fractures and other imperfections can start to show up within months or even weeks.

Whatever sort of problems you have, if you’re in need of any driveway repair, call us at Ultimate Construction to get the repair process started. We’ll determine the underlying cause and fix it. We guarantee that we’ll leave you with a driveway that’s as good as new, if not better. So get in touch with us today.