Concrete Driveway Repair

How do you fix a cracked driveway? 

At Mitten Made Properties, we’ve been working in Metro Detroit real estate for quite some time, so we’ve seen our fair share of cracked driveways — and we’ve also FIXED our fair share of cracked driveways! 😉

Michigan winters (and spring thaws) are hard on concrete. In addition to Mother Nature, there are many other reasons for cracks to appear. So there’s a chance your driveway just might be in need of repair.

Fortunately, repairing a cracked driveway is probably something you can do yourself — it typically doesn’t require any special knowledge or ability. 

But it depends on the type of crack(s) you’re dealing with. 

So… how do you do it? Here are some tips!

Narrow Cosmetic Cracks 

Small cosmetic cracks sometimes result because the concrete dried too quickly when it was poured. You can fix these small cracks by applying a concrete resurfacing solution. 

Cracks ¼ Inch in Width 

Cracks up to ¼ inch in width are usually because of shrinkage. These cracks can be filled with a polymer concrete crack sealant. 

Cracks & Crumbling 

Cracks and crumbling on the edge of the driveway is often caused by heavy vehicles. These can be fixed with quick-setting cement that includes an acrylic fortifier. 

Wide, Jagged Cracks 

If you notice large cracks with heaving or settling of the driveway, then you might need to do a full slab replacement. In that case, we recommend hiring a professional. 

Hope that gives you a head start. You can use good ol’ Google to get more detail!

And if you want to sell your Southeast Michigan home as-is for cash, cracks and all, give Mitten Made Properties a call at (248) 883-3340 or fill out this quick form. We can make you a fair cash offer in 48 hours and close in as little as two weeks! 

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