Your driveway is one of the most important areas on your property, and unfortunately, winters in Minnesota can be pretty tough on residential driveways.
One of the most common reasons for driveway repair is a sunken apron. In this post from J&W Asphalt, we’re covering everything you need to know about sunken driveway aprons including signs you need to invest in repair services. To schedule your Twin Cities driveway repair services, give us a call today!
What Is a Driveway Apron?
A driveway apron typically refers to the area where your driveway comes into contact with your garage.
This area is particularly vulnerable. Over time, the asphalt in this vulnerable area can begin to sink down into the ground, causing eventual failure of the pavement.
Although some level of apron sinking is fairly common, it should be repaired as soon as possible if water is beginning to pool there. Fortunately, apron repair is a fairly simple service that takes only a couple hours.
What Causes Sunken Aprons
One of the primary causes of any type of pavement damage including a sunken apron is thermal exposure. Over time, the freeze and thaw cycle can cause the pavement material to become brittle and break down on a molecular level. When moisture from rain, snow, and ice get into those cracks, these issues can begin to worsen, compounding over time.
One of the main reasons to invest in sunken apron repair is aesthetic since a damaged apron can seriously detract from your home’s curb appeal. But there are also several more practical reasons.
● Health risk due to tripping and falls
● Tire and suspension damage
● Foundation damage to your home
● Potential liability if someone gets injured on your property
Sunken Apron Repair Services in the Twin Cities
When you schedule sunken apron repair services, we’ll completely restore the garage apron to the correct slope and grade so your driveway will look neat and attractive once more.
Our asphalt pavement contractors use seamless repairs with no water intrusion points or cut lines, bonding the new asphalt to your existing pavement. The resulting repair leaves you with a brand new-looking apron that is durable enough to last for many years to come.
Plus, all of our sunken apron repairs and infrared repair services come with an outstanding warranty!
Schedule Your Sunken Apron Repair Services
Is your driveway apron sinking? Call J&W Asphalt for convenient sunken apron repair throughout the Twin Cities. Give us a call at 952-800-9058 or contact us online today to request a quote!