How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Driveway

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The typical lifetime of concrete driveways is 30 to 40 years on average, depending on the climate and usage.

The earlier you recognize signs that your driveway is aging, the sooner you can prevent major damage that will be more expensive to repair in the long run.

Signs that your driveway is in need of repair or replacement include:


  • Hairline cracks (1/2 inch or larger) appear naturally over time as the material shrinks and are not typically a cause for concern, while larger cracks can indicate structural damage caused by factors such as tree root growth, improper foundation, and heavy load use.


  • Small holes, also known as ‘pitting,’ may appear from climate exposure that weakens the top layer over time. Larger holes may also occur from improper mixing of concrete during the pouring process (if the job is rushed).

Drainage issues

  • Unevenly leveled concrete can cause water to collect in sections of your yard, leading to flooding and property damage over time. If the soil below your concrete begins to erode, the lifespan of your driveway quickly shortens and larger cracking of the concrete will occur.

These signs are strong indications that it is time to consider making the move on concrete driveway replacement. Concrete replacement is hard work and can be costly – but doing your research and finding a reputable, qualified contractor is crucial to making sure the project is finished professionally the first time.

If you’re looking for a trusted partner to help you take the next steps on your driveway replacement project, get in touch with Madewell Concrete.

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