U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Happy Easter!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary
 [Register]
Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary The Triangle Area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-05-2015, 11:32 PM
 
106 posts, read 95,780 times
Reputation: 180

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by didee View Post
Can anyone recommend a quality company to repair/replace a section of driveway? I had a tree removed and subsequently, part of the driveway sank and cracked. If you know of a company that does good work, please share! TIA!
Resurrecting this thread to survey current recommendations for a repair of our concrete driveway. A large pine tree root near the driveway has caused severe damage to a corner of a slab over the 6 years we've lived in this home. Sadly, we did not address this as soon as we should have and this year it's looking bad enough that we think if we don't do something about it soon, water will continue to penetrate under the slab and affect adjoining slabs as well, due to gradual erosion of the base layers.

Had two different guys we found on Angie's List give an estimate. Both said they would remove the damaged slab, chop off the offending root, and lay the new slab for $1,100. That sounds really high to us (and outside of our current budget since completing other major repairs/maintenance issues already this year). We're wondering if we could get by with a less expensive repair, rather than replacing the whole slab, even if it only buys us some time before needing to address it properly. Maybe a stop gap measure that would temporarily prevent further erosion that might occur over the winter and spring, and which would not be near as costly as the estimates we received.

Hoping someone has experienced a similar situation and can advise us on how to deal with this. Can we DIY this, or is best left to a professional? If so, we'd like recommendations for driveway concrete repair professionals, someone who truly knows the ins and outs of working with concrete, because from what I have heard and read, it's a pretty finicky substance to work with, and you really need someone who is experienced and skilled.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-10-2015, 01:48 PM
 
265 posts, read 539,151 times
Reputation: 214
We patched our driveway and added a small addition using a friend of our neighbor. He did a lousy job. The extension is cracked and separating.

The rest of the driveway is cracking and crumbling, too. All driveways crack. It's pretty hard to justify replacing the driveway since it's going to crack again. There's no way that we'd get the money back if we sell the house.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-10-2015, 06:54 PM
 
106 posts, read 95,780 times
Reputation: 180
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcp6453 View Post
We patched our driveway and added a small addition using a friend of our neighbor. He did a lousy job. The extension is cracked and separating.

The rest of the driveway is cracking and crumbling, too. All driveways crack. It's pretty hard to justify replacing the driveway since it's going to crack again. There's no way that we'd get the money back if we sell the house.
We've lived in our home for 6 years, and it looks like the previous owners replaced a couple of the sections as the cracks got bad (it's a long driveway). I guess it makes more sense to replace one section at a time, rather than replace the whole driveway, especially since we may be looking at selling in the near future.

We obtained two quotes from some highly-rated firms on Angie's List, and they both came in at $1,100 for just the one section that is badly cracked and damaged from an offending pine tree root. I can't imagine what it would cost to redo the whole driveway if we were concerned about consistency of appearance, which we are not.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top