It is common for some boards in driveways and sidewalks to begin to rot after about five years. You may be alarmed, thinking this means you will need to replace your driveway or sidewalk, but that isn’t necessary. It is possible to perform driveway expansion joint replacement or replace the damaged pieces of the sidewalk.
What To Look for in Replacement Pieces
You want to replace the damaged pieces with exterior-grade materials. One choice is a caulk type material, but it doesn’t have the durability of exterior-grade replacement pieces. These replacement pieces are removable and very attractive. They have a warranty of 10 years.
It is normal to feel disappointed when you notice damage to your sidewalk or driveway. You hope that your exterior products will have a long lifespan, but unfortunately, wear and tear, exposure to weather and weight, as well as freezing and thawing, can all have an effect on the lifespan of your building materials.
Rather than trying to patch together a solution that doesn’t look quite right and is not visually appealing, invest in replacement pieces that are designed and developed for the job. They have a long lifespan, are easy to install and create a neat appearance. They will also stand up to weather, weight, and whatever else you throw their way. If they do become damaged in some way, it is easy to remove just the section that is affected and replace.
If you are unhappy with how your driveway or sidewalks are aging, get in touch with Trim-A-Slab. Whether you need driveway expansion joint replacement or a sidewalk repaired, they can help.