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Driveway maintenance tips

By Andrew Bell

Your driveway is literally where the rubber meets the road for your property, and you will want to make sure it’s in good shape. Not only is this good for your property and your vehicle, but it’s also an aesthetic issue that, with proper maintenance, will increase your pride of ownership.

How can you make sure your driveway looks and performs its best? Read on to find out…

1) Keep it clean

The first step in properly maintaining your driveway is getting out in front of potential problems. Home One explained that this starts with ensuring it’s clear of debris on an ongoing basis. You may not think letting a few fallen leaves lie around or extra dirt accumulate is a big deal, but over time, that’s just needless wear and tear.

2) Quickly deal with any issues you identify

When you notice a crack or pothole forming on your driveway, that’s when you should move to address it as recommended by experts. That means having the materials on hand to patch that crack or fill in that pothole so the surface can keep looking and working its best.

3) Know the best practices for your specific driveway type

There are all kinds of different materials that could make up your driveway, from brick or asphalt to pavement or gravel, and each one has its own maintenance requirements, according to Today’s Homeowner. As such, you need to put in some time to do the research as to what each one specifically needs to ensure ongoing performance and keep it looking good.

4) Keep an eye out after it rains

While your driveway can usually stand up to most weather conditions, but rain may do more damage than you think, even if it’s largely invisible to you. Every time it rains, give your driveway a once-over to make sure no cracks or fissures are forming in its surface.

A nice-looking driveway that’s in good shape is also important if you’re thinking of selling in the near future. And if that’s the case, you should be preparing to work with a highly professional and experienced real estate agent. At Ray White Surfers Paradise, we can help set you up for success at every step of the sales process. Get in touch with us today to learn more about what we can do for you.

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