May 20, 2024

Driveways the right way: why should I repair those bumps and cracks?


An airplane needs a clear, even runway for take off and landing. Why should it be any different for your car? Another analogy: the soundtrack to a great film fits seamlessly into a movie, almost to the point where you don’t notice it’s there. If it’s a blaring zoo of instruments, you’ll notice. It’s the same when you pull up on a driveway: you’ll notice a bumpy, untidy surface with cracks and dents LONG before you notice a perfect one. That’s why driveway repair is so important.

That’s not the same story for your neighbours, who tend to see a disaster … faster. A driveway is one of the first things the cars passing by will notice, too, as will pedestrians. What about shoveling snow and salting ice on those rare chilly winters in Windsor, and how about those passing bicyclists in the spring and summer? All it takes is one slip, slide, or crash to ruin someone’s day…

If you’re looking through your window at a real mess, you may want to do something about it. Choose the team at Legacy Exteriors Inc., serving Windsor and Essex County with pride. We’ll repair your driveway the right way, with several years of shared experience specializing in driveways and other home and landscaping services.

concrete driveway windsor

Why should I have my broken-down driveway repaired, sealcoated, or resurfaced?

Whether your driveway is simply damaged or in a sorry state of disrepair, you’ll wish it wasn’t – and so will your pocketbook! If you’re looking to sell your home, a driveway in good condition can mean a higher market value. A driveway in tip-top shape will only increase value, while a wreck of a driveway will severely lower it. That’s on top of the visual curb appeal to you and your neighbours!

Legacy Exteriors Inc removing old driveway for replacement.

Of course, looks aren’t everything – there’s also safety to worry about. Small fissures are a serious tripping hazard; an issue that should be quashed if your elderly parents visit or are residents in your home. The damage potholes and cracks can do to your car’s tires and steering alignment is unbelievable! We’ve seen many unsafe driveways in Windsor and Essex County – something we’ve had the pleasure of solving for many customers.

All the above can lead to foundation damage from poorly placed and loose pavers, concrete portions, and asphalt. Water will seep into the substructure and damage your home’s foundation. It’s enough to cause a nasty basement leak – the last thing you want to happen, and maybe the last thing you’d expect from a broken driveway. Who wants nasty mold when you could have gold – the gold standard for driveway repair and sealing, that is, when you choose us.

Why should you ALWAYS choose Legacy Exteriors Inc. for your driveway needs?

No matter if you have a gravel, concrete, or other type of driveway, you’re getting a professional’s touch with every member of our crew. Our team has years of experience in driveway installation, repair, resurfacing, sealcoating, and maintenance. Solving drainage problems before they occur is a specialty of ours, reducing the chance of erosion or water damage and ensuring stability.

It’s not just inspection, repair, and servicing: we are the team for you if you want a driveway that suits your needs, style preferences, and budget. Our custom driveway design services allow you to shape your new driveway with our design experience and experience to back it up. A longer-lasting, healthy driveway can be yours when you choose our services.

Installing gravel and concrete driveways shouldn’t be difficult from the get-go. That’s why we also offer a range of other services to prepare the surface. We specialize in excavation to ensure your driveway is level and sound. We even offer environmentally friendly solutions like permeable pavers to minimize the impact.


We’ve served our customers in Windsor and Essex County with quality work and peace of mind. No matter what you need for your driveway, we’re here to help. Notice the signs and issues before your neighbours do. From the home value benefits to preventing a serious injury, it’s a win-win investment in your home you won’t regret. That is, you won’t regret it if you choose Legacy Exteriors Incorporated.

(And hey, here are a few pointers for choosing between gravel and concrete in a whole other blog post! It’s bound to put some bounce in your step, without putting bounce any in your solid driveway!)

Legacy Exteriors Inc. is home to the skilled crew that can make it happen. Driveways are one of our specialties, and one of our most popular services alongside excavation and yard improvement. Click the Contact Us button in our site navigation bar for more information; call us at +1 (519) 791-1506, or email us at We’re excited to hear from you.

a finished concrete driveway installed in Windsor

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