A home’s driveway is a big part of its curb appeal, and so it’s important to keep it looking nice and well taken care of. For example, if a driveway has deep cracks, a buyer might assume there are larger problems and either hesitate to make an offer or factor repair or replacement costs into the offer price.
Due to the freeze-thaw-freeze cycles in four-season climates, all asphalt driveways will eventually break down and crack. Small cracks can be fixed with a liquid driveway crack sealer available at home improvement stores, but larger cracks require professional help. This is especially true for cracks close to the home’s foundation or the garage entrance, which may be allowing water in and causing other problems.
Then, there are homes that have a dirt or gravel driveway whose owners should consider paving it with asphalt or brick to enhance curb appeal and increase the home’s real estate value. While adding a paved driveway can add value, maintaining the driveway through resurfacing or replacement does not. It simply brings a home up to the standard within the neighborhood. Conversely, those who decide against making repairs could have buyers ask for a discount based on the condition of the driveway.
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