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Question DetailsAsked on 9/19/2014

repair driveways in st.peters mo

Can driveways just be repaired rather than replacing the whole thing?

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Sure - especially useful if the problem was a localized defective spot in the drive, collapsed drain pipe under it, or a local subgrade or drainage problem rather than general aging of the driveway or generally inadequate subgrade and base materials preparation before the paving was done.

Granted, the per SF cost will be probably half again to double that of a repave, or even more for very small areas, but assuming this is a localized issue why pay far more total to just repair one defective area.

If the problem is a general degradation of the paving surface only (like surficial pattern cracking or freeze-thaw or icemelt damage), but not to the point where it is actually failing to support load or breaking up through its thickness, an overlay can sometimes rejuvenate it almost as well as a total repave, if done properly.

Your contractor would be the same ones who do new driveways.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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