Essential Driveway Maintenance for the Spring

When winter finally comes to a close, it is time to evaluate the damage it has done to your driveway. The extremely cold temperatures can cause cracks, holes, and even water pools. Springtime is the perfect time to check in on these changes and do needed repairs.

Staying on top of driveway maintenance improves the value of your home, makes the areas around your home safe, and even helps keep your vehicles in better shape over the long run. So, does spring require driveway maintenance? Absolutely! So, let’s jump right into it. 

Driveway Checkup

What maintenance should I do for my driveway this spring? This is a great question to ask as the weather turns warmer and you start making a list of things to catch up on. Always start with a thorough check for hidden damage.

Not all damage will be obvious. Even the smallest chips and cracks can become a big problem when heavy spring rains come in. The water can seep down under your driveway. This collected water can then start shifting the dirt underneath. Over time, this will cause support issues that could lead to huge driveway damage. Fix small cracks and chips to extend the life of your driveway.

Another indicator of damage is puddles or weeds. Weeds popping up along your driveway or along the edges of your driveway will eventually lead to structural damage. It is a good idea to deal with these weeds quickly with weed killers or by manually removing the weeds on a regular basis.


Once cracks and weeds have been taken care of, you may want to consider seal coating. Sealcoating does two things for your driveway. First, it will protect it from damage in the coming seasons, and second, it will improve its appearance. Sealcoating is most effective when it is done about once every three years.

Sealcoating is a great way to invest in your home. Keeping up with these types of maintenance jobs now will continue to improve the value of your home for years to come.

If you do not feel confident about dealing with driveway maintenance on your own, we can help at Bri-Mic Construction Inc. Our team of professionals is trained to diagnose any driveway damage that needs attention and complete repairs quickly. If you are interested in seal coating your driveway for additional protection, please give us a call today. We will be happy to answer your questions and schedule you for an estimate.