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Driveway Replacement and Repair

Driveways are one of the most important parts of your property, so when they’re damaged, you’ll need driveway replacement and repair services as soon as possible. At Natural Environments Corporation, we’re devoted to making every part of your landscape be the best it can be, including your driveway. We want to ensure that it’s functional, beautiful, and adds value to your property. With 40 years of experience and an expert team, we’ll make your driveway look better than ever. Request a quote today to get started. 

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What Is Driveway Replacement and Repair?

If you’re noticing that your driveway doesn’t look as good as it once did, it might be time to determine whether you should enlist the help of driveway replacement and repair services from Natural Environments Corporation.

Driveway Repairs

Typically for small cracks, it’s best just to repair the driveway. It’s a more cost-effective solution and will make the minor damage look good as new. 

While you may be tempted to leave the damage there temporarily, waiting can actually lead to issues that are much more expensive to fix. For example, water can seep in through the cracks and make them wider over time. 

It’s especially important to repair your driveway if it cracks during the winter since water can seep in and freeze. When the ice expands, it can quickly turn your small surface cracks into much larger ones. These are not only unsightly, but they can also pose a tripping hazard for your household and any guests you have over.

Driveway Replacement

If you have much larger scale damage, such as driveway shifting, large cracks, and potholes, it may be time to get a driveway replacement. While it requires more initial investment than repairing it, a brand-new driveway will last much longer than a repaired one. Eventually, the cost of repairing a worn-out driveway will end up exceeding the cost of getting a new one. 

How Is Driveway Replacement and Repair Done?

Once you notice that a repair or replacement might be needed, the next step is to call Natural Environments Corporation to look at your driveway and determine why it failed. You may have an asphalt driveway that has potholes, a concrete driveway that’s cracked up, or a paver driveway that’s been moving around. 

No matter the issue, our team can help determine what caused it, whether from winter weather, subsoils, improper installation, or expired lifespan.

If you don’t want to spend money on continuous repairs for your driveway, a replacement might be a better choice. On the flip side, a full replacement isn’t needed for a driveway requiring a few minor repairs. 

When a new driveway does need to be installed, it’s best to turn to Natural Environments Corporation as we have years of knowledge when it comes to driveway materials.  Request a quote today, and we will help you choose the best option based on your unique needs.  

What Happens if Driveway Replacement and Repair Is Done Incorrectly?

If you work with an inexperienced contractor, you’re likely to encounter longevity problems. If you install a driveway with the incorrect base materials, the driveway will likely fail much sooner than its counterpart. It’s vital to work with a contractor who’s experienced, has knowledge of different products, and can correctly execute driveway replacement and repair. Natural Environments Corporation is here for you, so contact us today to request a quote.

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Natural Environments Corporation Frequently Asked Questions

How long a driveway lasts usually depends on the type of material used. Here are the average lifespan ranges for a few different types of driveways:

  • Asphalt: 15-20 years
  • Concrete: 25-40 years
  • Brick: 25-50 years

That being said, the actual lifespan may go outside of this range depending on a few factors, including:

  • Climate: Both extreme heat and extreme cold can adversely affect the lifespan of your driveway. 
  • Traffic: Cars going in and out of your driveway will naturally lead to wear and tear. 
  • Maintenance: Driveways need some level of maintenance to stay in their best shape.


No matter how long you’ve had your driveway, you should always contact a professional to evaluate the damage and see if it needs to be replaced or not.

We understand that driveway replacement and repair can be difficult to decide between. There’s actually no precise answer to this question, it just depends on the situation. As mentioned, if you have small surface cracks, it’s usually best to repair your driveway. It’s much quicker and less expensive than getting a new driveway. If your driveway has major damage, though, you can save money by getting a new one.

Yes, a new driveway is worth it. Having a smooth driveway without cracks can massively improve your home’s curb appeal. It can also positively affect the resale value and how potential buyers perceive your home. Besides monetary benefits, a new driveway is much safer than a damaged one. You won’t have to worry about tripping and falling because of a large crack or pothole. 

The exact price for driveway replacement or repair varies widely. It depends on the scope of the damage, what type of material it’s made of, how wide or long your driveway is, and so on. For an accurate estimate, we recommend getting a free quote from us since it will be customized to your specific situation. 



Our landscaping services in Minneapolis St. Paul – Twin Cities include landscape design, retaining walls, boulder retaining walls, stone walls, rip rap, shoreline erosion control, patios, driveways, helical piers and more.


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