From potholes to peace of mind: Replacing your driveway without getting scammed

Does your driveway need replacing? The New Driveway Company is committed to providing customers with quality at a fair price.

Your driveway goes through a lot. Baking under the scorching sun (when we get it), heavy rain streaming across it and the constant weight of cars and other vehicles. All of this daily wear and tear can cause irreparable damage.

A properly constructed driveway, that’s looked after well, should last for 25-30 years, but how do you know when it’s time to call it quits and invest in a replacement?

We’ve got the facts from from the New Driveway Company, established 11 years ago and committed to providing quality at great prices.


Written in partnership with New Driveway Company.

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How to know you need a new driveway

When the cracks show it’s time to change

There are some easy-to-spot signs that your driveway needs replacing.

Cracking: While minor cracks can be repaired, extensive cracking, especially interconnected “alligator” cracks, indicate deeper issues and warrant a full replacement.

Potholes: These sunken areas create a tripping hazard and can damage your car. Multiple potholes are the sign you need a new driveway.

Drainage woes: Puddles that linger after rain mean your driveway isn’t draining properly. This can damage the foundation and even affect your home’s foundations.

Age: Asphalt driveways typically last 10-20 years, while concrete can last 30. If your driveway is nearing the end of its lifespan and showing signs of wear, consider replacing it.

Beyond looks: While a crumbling driveway isn’t aesthetically pleasing, it’s the safety and potential damage to your car and home that should truly concern you.

Remember, addressing driveway issues early can save you money in the long run.

Gravel driveway by New Driveway CompanyCredit: New Driveway Company

How to find a trusted contractor

New Driveway Company – building trustworthy driveways

New Driveway Company is a company that specialises in designing and installing driveways. The team is committed to providing customers with a high-quality product at a fair price. Its experts are determined to change the reputation of their industry – one new driveway at a time.

Here’s a look at what sets it apart.

Transparency from the start

Free design consultation

A free design consultation to discuss your project and answer any questions you may have. This allows you to get a clear understanding of the scope of work and the associated costs before you commit to anything.

Detailed plans and specifications

Detailed plans and specifications outline the materials, methodology, and industry standards that will be used in your project. This ensures that you know exactly what you’re paying for and that the work is being done to the highest quality standards.

Testimonial: There was no pressure to make a decision

Roots from our trees were pushing up our blocks on our drive, they were becoming a bit dangerous and we decided it was time to do something with the drive. Darren from New Driveway Company came on a first visit and explained what we could do.

“There was no pressure to make a decision straight away and that gave us time to think about it especially as we have a large drive. We had a professional plan of how the drive was going to look like.

“The day arrived to have the drive started and we had three chaps on site. I cannot praise them enough – they were very polite, no shouting, no loud music or spending hours on their phones. I would definitely recommend.”


Protecting Your Interests

Using judgement

For more vulnerable customers, New Driveway Company involves a relative in the decision-making process to ensure they are not taken advantage of and understand all the costs and work to be carried out.


Full access for all

The team is committed to accessibility and ensuring its driveways, paths, and patios are fully accessible to everyone.

Testimonial: Even better than we hoped for

“From our initial enquiry to completion, we can honestly say that dealing with New Driveway Company has been a joy. Our new drive is even better than we had hoped for. A big thank you to Darren and Ben but more especially to Lani and his team of lads who did a great job.”


Resin bound driveway by New Driveway CompanyCredit: New Driveway Company

Building trust through quality

Experienced and skilled craftsmen

The company boasts a team of skilled and courteous craftsmen who take pride in their work.

High-quality materials

New Driveway Company uses only high-quality materials that are built to last. The team will be able to advise you on what type of driveway will work best for you, based on it’s years of experience. Choose from gravel, block paved or permeable driveways.

10-year guarantee

The 10-year guarantee covers work and materials, giving you peace of mind knowing that your investment is protected.

Testimonial: Smooth and stress free

“From start to finish, my front garden to conversion of a phenomenal driveway has been smooth and stress free. Planning and communication of what was going to be happening was excellent and the installation was flawless.

“The crew was not only friendly and considerate to my neighbours, but also worked extremely hard in some rather rubbish weather to get it finished. Five stars all round.”


Payment process

Flexible payment options

A deposit is taken upfront, but the majority of the balance is due at the end of the project, once you are happy with the work.

Final sign-off process

There is a final sign-off, where one of theteam members will go through the completed project with you to ensure you are satisfied before the final invoice is raised.

Contact them today!

Need your driveway replacing? Contact New Driveway Company today for a free estimate.

You can also call them direct on 01865 341000.

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Written by an Exceptional journalist, in partnership with New Driveway Company. The content was written in response to a brief and fact-checked by our commercial partner.

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