Driveway Creep – I’m Mike and this is Shana Acquisto. We’re both real estate brokers and co-owners with Acquisto Real Estate and we need to talk about crepes, specifically driveway crepes, baby sidewalk crepes, any other type of crepe that could go on within concrete or cement. I don’t know why you would use one word. One word that it seems to note you say cement.
So what this creep is, is the action of settling in, pulling away from the main structure normally going downhill away from and due to loss of soil, some type of erosion causing a challenge. So, Omkar, let’s go ahead. And split screen driveways are not part of your foundation.
So they’re going to settle a little differently than your actual foundation.
So I don’t know this company in particular. I just saw that they had some pictures here. So what creep is, is when these items happen to settle and they’re going to fall. So you can see underneath here that they are losing some soil here and this will eventually drop down and this soil would need to be replaced. So if we’re looking down here, there’s all different types of ways to go ahead and complete this.
The most common is for them to go ahead and drill in and put a drill in and then majak it and you’ll have these holes here and then you’ll end up seeing that they get really leveled up. And in move up a little bit, it’s cheaper than replacing the whole thing. And you’ll have a good result. I mean, people have been happy with it.
We’ve seen several in our neighborhood. When you back out of the driveway at the end where it meets the alley are different. It’s starting to to settle there, too. Yes. But just know that you don’t have to to rip up your driveway and report, which a lot of people, a lot of contractors will tell you that’s the best approach is to, you know, is to replace it.
But just know you don’t have to. Yeah, and we’ll talk a little bit more.
I got some people got crazy, might hit the wrong button, guys.
Hey, I hit the wrong button. I don’t know why I got involved there. I was trying to pull up some other images to show off my Jianqing all at once. Maybe Omkar will kind of pull those up for me on the other screen and we can go back to it. But this concept here is it’s cheaper. It’s more affordable. And this is something that we can be something that you can do for your clients. It’s better than replacing it if it hasn’t cracked and it does happen when we have challenges.
Challenges. Yes. You know, we’ve had we’re going to have extreme temperatures this week. And I think you’re going to see a lot of a lot of shifting.
Oh, yeah. Now, you nailed it. Let’s pull this off our way better. I should have been more prepared.
All right, before and after pictures, are even better. So, yeah, if we go ahead, what we’re going to end up seeing is we see that that it dropped off. Right. And you’ll see this in all different types of places. And then you’ll see that they end up drilling in like, look at this guy over here. He’s drilling in and then they’re inserting all this extra mud in there because something’s settled and perfect, great drill, pump, patch and fill it in and then it looks good.
These guys here are doing this in the cold, so congratulations to them. This is a guy actually using the thing you can see. That’s a nice cross section right there. And they’re filling this with some high density foam that’s going inside there. They’re just trying to fill the void and that brings it back up. It can look like all different types of things underneath it. Right.
And so once we do that, this is now repaired and probably a lot cheaper than breaking it up, hauling it off and doing all that and the damage, whatever it is, as long as you can deal with a couple of these kind of fill holes, it’s good to know options.
You know, we see it in sidewalks and walkways and the front of your home. We actually had as a case, somebody did Majak on their pool in their backyard because don’t really get to it. So they went in and it was starting to settle. And they can even majak your pool, you know, if something happens to it and it starts settling and maybe losing some water.
And this kind of happens as water gets in there right behind it at pool. So water drips in. It’s like, oh, that’s not a big deal. And it erodes just a little bit, then a little bit more. And then the water, when it goes in, starts to pool
and make this like an underground puddle. And then when it dries, there’s nothing there. So then it settles. Right. And it finds a new level.
So we need to fill in on your face, fill in the level of what’s going on. Yeah, OK. All right, so that covers that topic much. So if you need it, look it up and you know a little bit more about driveway creeps. I don’t know if Mike loves it, but we covered it.