How to repair your driveway

1st March 2022

Hazell & Jefferies employees in high-viz, repairing an asphalt driveway.

No matter how good the quality of your driveway is, problems can occasionally arise that need to be dealt with. This might be from small cracks or more serious issues. When these problems arise, you need to be armed with the knowledge that will help get your driveway back to its original condition.

So read on for some more information about how to repair your driveway, from the experts at Hazell & Jefferies.


Concrete driveways are very common because of their easy installation. If cracks begin to appear, you can buy products like concrete crack filler or resurfacer. This can be caulked or spread over cracks and damaged spots, leaving the surface smooth once more.

If your concrete is starting to look dull and unappealing, you can buy a concrete cleaner that will draw stains out of your driveway and leave it looking good as new.


Gravel driveways are ideal if you have an extremely large driveway, with cheap costs to install. However, weeds can easily grow through the gravel. For these, you should use herbicide or weed killers to stop the problems as soon as you notice them, as weeds can spread extremely quickly if left unchecked.

Gravel driveways are designed with a high spot to allow water to run off evenly. Repetitive driving over this spot can create spots that water pools in, so a professional excavator can re-grade the road to restore the original finish of the drive.


Asphalt driveways can often have small cracks appear in them over time, normally due to heavy traffic and dirt build-up. These small cracks can quickly increase in time and can lead to large potholes if left alone. The good thing is the repair of small cracks is quite easy, simply get a hold of an asphalt sealant and a caulking gun, sold in all good hardware stores.

You can also buy products such as pliable tubing and pothole filler, which you insert into cracks and then usually burn to melt and seal the crack.

Large Potholes & Other Major Issues

If potholes become too large to handle or there are other major issues with your driveway, it’s best to stop with the DIY attempts and hire a professional company to come and deal with the issues.

Hazell & Jefferies

If you need your driveway repaired, get in touch with the team at Hazell & Jefferies. Since 1971, we have been providing resurfacing services to clients in Oxford, Reading and the surrounding areas using our team of experts and fleet on top of the line equipment.

So get in touch today by calling on 0118 984 2684 to talk through your requirements with a member of our team. We’ll arrange a date and time then carry out the task as soon as possible, getting your driveway back to its original condition in no time at all.

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