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Creative Ways To Fill In Driveway Cracks

Your home's curb appeal can have a dramatic impact on its overall value. A driveway that has developed cracks over time can cause your home to look unkempt and rundown, reducing its overall value and relegating it to the neighborhood eyesore. Repairing a cracked driveway is a simple and effective way to improve your home's curb appeal.

Here are two creative ways to fill in driveway cracks that will help you add whimsy and interest to your home's exterior.

1. Patch the cracks with colorful polymer clay.

Many people are familiar with craft uses for polymer clay. This material is commonly used to create earrings, pendants, and other jewelry items.

You may be surprised to find that the addition of polymer clay to the cracks in your driveway can be a great way to prevent water from seeping underneath your asphalt or concrete slab, and it can also add color and interest to your home's driveway.

All you have to do is thoroughly clean out the crack with some compressed air, then place polymer clay into the crack in a pattern that you enjoy. Give the polymer clay time to harden before you drive your car over it, and you will be surprised to see how festive your driveway looks with its polymer clay-filled cracks.

2. Turn your cracks into mosaics.

If you see some wider cracks developing in the surface of your driveway, you can always convert these cracks from an eyesore into miniature works of art. Invest in some small mosaic tiles from your local craft shop in colors that you find appealing.

Mix some tile grout according to the manufacturer's directions, then use a stiff wire brush and some compressed air to get any dirt and debris out of your driveway cracks. Place a thin layer of grout into the crack, arrange your mosaic tiles in the grout in an eye-catching pattern, then fill in the rest of the crack with the grout.

Use a damp cloth to remove the grout from the tops of the mosaic tiles, and allow the grout to harden before you drive your vehicle across the top. You will end up with a fun and colorful filled crack.

Finding creative ways to fill in cracks in your asphalt or concrete driveway can help you add interest and character to your home's exterior. The next time you notice some cracks in your driveway, consider using colorful polymer clay or mosaic tiles to fill in these cracks. If you'd rather have the cracks professionally filled, contact a company like Northern Asphalt LLC for assistance.