Driveways & paths
You should consider regular maintenance and inspection of your concrete driveways and paths to ensure that serviceability and aesthetics are maintained. Unfortunately, some cracking of concrete will occur due to moisture changes and temperature variations – these are usually not structural issues and further assessment is not required, unless the crack width is in excess of 1mm.
A few points for maintenance of your concrete include:
- Remove stains on concrete immediately. You can use high pressure water in conjunction with various cleaning agents to remove these stains.
- Regularly replenish sealants in high-use areas, such as steep grades and turning circles. Sealants wear quickly in these areas and will often need replenishment every 12–18 months. Ensure the new sealant is compatible with the original.
Use the Find a Master Builder search to locate Master Builders members in your area who specialise in concrete driveways and paths.