Driveway Resurfacing vs. Repaving: What’s the Difference? You’ve probably heard that they’re exactly the same thing… or not. However, metaphorically as well, at some point, both resurfacing and repaving your driveways can be the same good things.
All that little initial damage can really add up over time (including major problems, like cracks in the surface, in the long run)? So the question, really, is whether driveway repaving or driveway resurfacing is the wiser option?
There are actually a few different ways of looking at this question… and the answer may surprise you Driveway Resurfacing. If you have fairly constant traffic on your driveway, then driveway resurfacing may indeed be the route to go for immediate repairs and maintenance.
You see, most cracks and other kinds of “dents” in the driveway surface are going to be easy to repair or even fix yourself… provided you know what to do and have the proper equipment. But what about those long-term or longer-term problems with cracks, splits, etc.? In that case, it would be much more advisable for you to call in the professionals.
The reason behind this is pretty simple – driveway resurfacing, while relatively inexpensive and quick to complete, will take quite a bit longer to repair in the long run. The reason for this is because in order to patch up cracks and other damage you need to get into the very core of the crack in order to get the concrete/pavement to “weaken out” enough so that you can then fill in the area (re-surface), all while making sure you don’t compromise any of the underlying steel support systems underneath your driveway.
This is not something you can easily do by hand, with enough time and patience. And as you can imagine, there are many reasons why you would want a professional company to do the driveway resurfacing for you… like the fact that they have all sorts of tools and equipment that are specially designed to handle such repairs and the fact that they know exactly how to prevent any more future damage from occurring.
Besides, a professional company can also save you money, which is important no matter what situation you find yourself in. So when it comes time to repair your cracked driveway, take the time to consider the option of driveway resurfacing versus repairing it yourself.