I have received a couple of estimates to repair my driveway one for $2250.00
was to rip out the driveway completely and replace it new, the other
$1400.00 to fill and prep what is there and to cap with a new layer of
asphalt and cut in where the driveway meets the garage and sidewalk. Is it
worth the extra money to have the whole driveway replaced or is the cap just
I agree. For the extra money, I think it's well worth it. And the
other thing we have no idea of knowing is what condition the existing
one is in, what caused it to fail, etc. For example, if it failed due
to an improper compacted base, then going over what's there is just
going to fail again down the road.
Provided the higher bid is tear out the old driveway and base and
install new compacted base gravel choike etc thats the way to go.
if you pave over your old driveway it will crack and fail exactly like
the existing one, the failure you see is really the base..........
topcoating failure will only help for a couple years.
around here some cheap pavers pave right over dirt with no base at all
2 years later the driveways are all cracks and plants growing in the
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