How Important Is A Nice Driveway?
Try to imagine driving up to a house without noticing the
driveway. Subconsciously our mind seems to focus on the first thing that
we see as we enter any house that were looking at. It's very important
that you have a nice driveway in your home.
You're probably thinking that you never even look at the driveway, so why would it really be that important. If you truly believe that you never look at the driveway, have you ever ran something over while pulling into a driveway or avoided a large hole. The answer to this for most people is yes, they do look at the driveway before pulling into it, even if you don't think that you do.
If the driveway isn't in good shape, there is a very good chance that the rest of the home won't be in good shape either. Rarely do I see a nice driveway and a poorly maintained home. The driveway usually says a lot about the house and the owners. If the driveway is cracked and severely damaged, there's a good chance that there is going to be problems somewhere else in the home also.
As far as home maintenance goes, new driveways are relatively inexpensive. I'm not talking about or referring to extremely long driveways, I'm talking about regular residential neighborhood driveways that usually fit between two and four cars in them.
If you're planning on selling your house and your driveway isn't in the best of shape, it wouldn't be a bad idea to seriously consider replacing. This seems to be a downfall for most people who are interested in seriously selling their homes. Sometimes this could make the difference between selling your home sooner than later.