Here in Maryland, we know all about heavy rainfall! But did you know that rain can damage your driveway? It’s true, rainfall can break up your driveway and can cause some extensive damage, but how? We wanted to take some time today to talk about how your Maryland driveway can be damaged and how it can be repaired.
Damage on Your Maryland Driveway
When rain falls on your asphalt paving, it can seriously damage it. It can seep into the cracks and expand, causing the asphalt to break up. This happens mostly when it’s cold outside, as the water seeps in, freezes, expands, and causes cracks.
Water can also cause problems by getting under your driveway. Water drains to the side and can seep into the ground. Once there, it will cause the driveway to sink, and cracks and potholes can start to form. The best way to avoid these problems is to seal the driveway or by covering it during the rainy season.
We already mentioned some of the problems your driveway can have with drainage, but there are more. If your driveway is sloped incorrectly then all of that rainwater can run off of it and into your yard. Not only will this be an eyesore, but it can also kill your grass and attract mosquitoes.
Similarly, if your driveway is sloped towards your garage or your home, water can run down into them. Trust us there’s nothing worse than waking up or coming home to your garage being filled with water.
How to Repair Your Damaged Driveway
If you have any holes/cracks in your driveway or if your driveway is sloped incorrectly, then you should have it repaired as soon as possible. There are some people who attempt to conduct their own driveway repair in Maryland, but that’s easier said than done. We’ve seen some truly terrible DIY driveways, believe us it’s easier to just hire a Maryland driveway repair specialist.
Work With An Experienced Maryland Driveway Repair Company
If you’re having any problems with your driveway’s drainage, or if you’re driveway has been damaged by the rain, you need the aid of an experienced Maryland driveway repair company. Got Paving has been serving Maryland for many years, and hopefully we will for many more! Contact us today, our team of driveway repair specialists is standing by ready to help you in any way they can.