Sunken Apron Repair

Sunken Apron Repair

Sunken Asphalt Driveway Apron Repair Twin Cities

When the entry to your garage at the top of your driveway begins to sink and become depressed, this problem is known as a sunken apron. At J&W Asphalt, we can repair unsightly sunken apron problems quickly and permanently using our asphalt repair technology. Over time, the space where your garage floor meets your driveway can sometimes become damaged or depressed.

This detracts from the overall beauty of your home, but it also poses a liability. With more than 42 years of asphalt paving repair experience, our contractors can easily create a beautiful, newly-repaired garage apron in a short time.

How Do Sunken Aprons Occur?

Over time, Minnesota’s freeze and thaw cycles can affect the molecular stability of pavement. Once your garage apron begins to sink, this will continue to cause further deterioration in the adjacent pavement, especially at its edges. Add snow, rain, or other drainages to the mix, and the problem begins to compound. It can even cause serious damage to other parts of your driveway.

There is no doubt that a sunken apron is unpleasant to look at with its jagged edges and depression or dip. A sunken apron will certainly detract from your home’s value. But a sunken apron can also be a serious hazard, causing a financial liability and risking your family’s safety.

Problems caused by a sunken apron:

  • Tire damage
  • Suspension damage
  • Tripping hazard
  • Further driveway damage
Damage to the Driveway Foundation

Sunken driveways and aprons can indicate extensive damage to your driveway or even your foundation. If moisture is getting under your garage apron, the integrity of your garage’s foundation is at risk. Degradation to your foundation will start to advance. Over time, water and salt can infiltrate the gap between the apron and garage floor, eroding the foundation and causing settlement. This can result in sinkholes or empty cavities.

How Does Sunken Apron Repair Work?

Our sunken apron repairs will get rid of the bump in front of your garage, making the top of your driveway look new again. We restore your garage apron to its proper grade and slope. This repair will extend all the way across the top of your driveway for a beautiful new look.

The new asphalt will completely blend in, bonding thermally to the existing asphalt areas around it.

Infrared repair benefits:

  • Seamless
  • No cut lines
  • No water intrusion points
Cost-Effective Apron Repair Solution

Infrared repair offers an affordable way to repair your driveway. It reuses existing asphalt, which means less expense for materials. It also requires minimal use of personnel, which are savings we pass on to you. Because it can be completed quickly, it gets you back on track with very little disruption to your schedule.

Lasting Results

Infrared repair creates a new asphalt surface that will actually outlast the older asphalt around it. Your new apron asphalt will thermally bond to the existing pavement, creating a repair that will be waterproof for many years to come. Infrared repair works by thermally heating the damaged pavement area and then mixing in new asphalt. We level and roll the repair to create a perfectly graded apron that will last through many Minnesota winters.

Two-Year Warranty

At J&W Asphalt, we have been providing asphalt installation and repair services since 1976. Our quality workmanship and professionalism have made us the most trusted asphalt contractor of builders in the Twin Cities area. In fact, we stand behind all of our infrared sunken apron repairs with an outstanding warranty. Our two-year warranty comes with all infrared repairs.

How Infrared Repair Works

Infrared repair is a simple process that leads to a lasting repair. We use infrared rays to heat the damaged asphalt surface, leaving absolutely no cut lines for seamless results. This process allows us to reclaim the existing asphalt, creating a thermal bond that leaves your asphalt with a seamless and beautiful repair.

The new asphalt will not shift or move from the surrounding asphalt. This returns your pavement to its original appearance, removing unsightly blemishes.

Twin Cities Asphalt Repair

In our 42 years of business as asphalt contractors, we have installed more than 60,000 driveways. We are a leader in the industry, and we understand the importance of serving our community. At J&W, we pride ourselves on building strong relationships with those we serve.

We are the only Twin Cities contractor to offer sunken apron driveway repair on individual homeowner driveways, and we love what we do. To schedule service, call us at 952-894-9078, or contact us at