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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Driveway maintenance and improvements can increase curb appeal and value to your home!

Cold weather climates can wreak havoc on driveways, sidewalks, patios, and other property features. Curb appeal to your home can increase the value of your home. Consider making improvements to driveways and other outdoor areas around your property.

Not only can such improvements increase curb appeal and value, but they can make properties safer and more pleasant to use.  City ordinance also calls for maintenance of driveways and outdoor property areas to be maintained free from deteriorated and hazardous conditions in both residential and commercial districts.  Deteriorated driveway and parking surfaces are not only unpleasant to drive on, but can cause damage to vehicles, and are unattractive.  Such conditions in commercial areas can deter customers, and tends to reduce property values in residential neighborhoods.  Please adequately patch all potholes and repair any cracks found in your driveway area.  Asphalt driveway surfaces that have deteriorated to a state of rubble in many spots may need to be replaced entirely. 

When considering pavement options here are a few general tips to keep in mind.  Asphalt is generally cheaper, but requires regular sealing for maintenance and can be repaired easily by patching.  Concrete, although generally more expensive, is much more durable than asphalt.  Repairs to cracks in concrete driveways are more expensive, but use of concrete pavement also provides more decorative finishing options than asphalt.

If you have questions or concerns regarding these or other property maintenance requirements, or to report concerns in your area please contact Ben Pierson by phone at: 952.953.2571, or by email at: bpierson@ci.apple-valley.mn.us.

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