advice on large cracks in driveway and fixing it by DIY is achievable

There are several large cracks and holes in my driveway. How easy is this to fix and how can it be done? I’m considering doing the job myself. Is this advisable or am I best off hiring a professional? I’m trying to gauge how difficult this sort of job might be. If I am to perform the work DIY, what sort of cost can I expect any necessary equipment and materials to cost in total? If I am to hire a professional, what might they charge to undertake this work? Are there any additional expenses I should consider?

Asked by Everson on 19th Aug 2020
Expert Trade Answers
"Yes you can do it by yourself by opening up cracks refill with sand and cement, if it’s paving must be done professionally, as for the cost it would be hard to say without seeing it, because of size etc"
Answered on 19th Aug 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
Without surveying the cracked tarmac surface it is rather a difficult one to answer.
We would check the width and length plus depth of cracks before a quote could be complied.
Take for example the depth of the crack if it goes beyond the laid surface the you have a more serious issue. The substrate needs to be redone otherwise no matter how one repairs the tarmac surface it won’t be too long before the cracks re appear. I hope this is of some help and my advice would be to have an expert to give you in-depth review of their findings."
Answered on 10th Sep 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
"What type of drive is it blocks tarmac etc. If blocks may have to pick effected area up move to close gaps if nothing in between them can normally push over with a shovel and then resell with kiln dry sand"
Answered on 19th Aug 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
"I am assuming that your drive way is tarmac ?
Have you ever Thaught of block paving your driveway saves any cracks and holes and can easily repair without seeing it."
Answered on 19th Aug 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
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