What to do about driveway cracks?

Our cement driveway had two large cracks, running from side to side. Should we be patching those cracks? If we don't, will they get larger? We live in South Florida so cold weather is not an issue. We do not want to replace our driveway yet. It is about 16 years old. Thanks.

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  • 27524803 27524803 on Dec 10, 2017
    Sounds like you have settling issues.... does your driveway have expansion joints ... the straight lines that go across the concrete and divides it into sections? To solve the problem... you first need to find out why the driveway is cracking... a Landscape Engineer should be able to help diagnose the source of the problem.. HomeAdvisor.com or AngiesList.com should be able to put you in contact with a reputable one... And they should be able to tell you WHY it is cracking and HOW best to fix it.

  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 10, 2017
    patch them. There is a caulk like compound for concrete drives. If wTer can get in the crack it may errode the soil bed under the concrete creating a mini sink hole. Had that happen with my current drive.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Dec 10, 2017
    With cement and concrete it seems that it isn't a matter of if it's going to crack, it's more like a matter of when will it crack. The earth moves. It expands and contracts depending on the temperature. While having a professional come to check out why it's cracking is a good idea, when I live every cement/concrete driveway eventually cracks. You can use concrete repair mix in the cracks (some people advise not mixing it, but just putting it in dry) but the color sadly never seems to match. Wishing you the best