driveways: Ask the Inspector: Driveways & Walkways - 01/14/09 07:44 AM
The type and condition of your driveway and walkway are things you should make note of, especially because these high traffic areas could pose a safety risk.
Typical materials used for driveways and walkways include dirt, gravel, asphalt, concrete, patterned concrete and pavers such as cobblestone, brick and concrete. Water destroys driveways and walkways. If the land around the driveway doesn't shed water, the driveway will start to break up, especially in cold climates. If the driveway is surrounded by saturated soil, freezing temperatures will cause frost heave and make the driveway buckle. Long driveways going downhill are especially vulnerable to … (0 comments)

 
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