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Minneapolis Sunken Apron Repair

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Sunken garage apron in Minneapolis

A driveway apron is an area that connects and provides a smooth transition from the street to the driveway, and from the driveway to the garage.

And if your apron starts to sink, it will not only detract from your property’s curb appeal, it can also pose serious danger.

Minor sunken aprons can cause trips and falls, inconvenience, and even damages to your vehicle. But when left unchecked, it can also compromise the integrity of your home and cause serious, irreversible damages.

We at Erickson Asphalt Services knows the crucial role your aprons serve in your driveway. With over 30 years of experience, we also know precisely how to repair sunken aprons and ensure it can serve their purpose well for a long time.

Why do Aprons fail?

Driveway aprons can sink due to a variety of reasons. It usually starts when a gap between the apron and the garage floor forms where water and other elements can penetrate. This can be due to poor construction, poorly settled gravel underneath, harsh weather conditions, or natural wear and tear after years of use.

A tiny gap can allow water to penetrate and once it does, over time, salt and water can degrade your driveway and your garage foundation while slowly creating sinkholes and empty cavities.

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This is a serious threat to the structural integrity of your driveway, your garage, and even your whole property’s facade.

How Does Sunken Apron Repair Work?

Driveway aprons can be made with asphalt or concrete depending on your preference and your budget. We at Erickson Asphalt Services offers both to suit your needs.

Our process for repairing and installing new asphalt or concrete apron can ensure the safety of your family, the integrity of your property, and the longevity of your new driveway apron.

While each project may have unique problems that require unique approaches, we have a general process that has been proven to repair and fix sunken aprons.

Apron Repair Process

  1. Remove your old apron and fill all of the cavities and the exposed area with class 5 gravel.
  2. Compact new base to eliminate drainage and settling issues.
  3. We use steel rebar to ensure your it is “tied into the garage floor. (for concert aprons.
  4. Apply new hot asphalt and build a seamless transition between the driveway and the garage.
  5. Compact new asphalt to match the driveway’s durability and texture.

We can use concrete instead of asphalt to replace your apron.

How long Does the repair take

Many of our customers were hesitant to get their driveway aprons repaired due to the time it may take. However, we can typically finish the whole project in just one day, and we can work while you go on with your day-to-day activities.

If you choose to have an asphalt apron, you can drive on it as early as 24 hours after its completion. With concrete aprons, the curing time can vary but can typically be cured in as early as 2-3 days.

Hire a Trusted Driveway Asphalt and Concrete Apron Repair Company

A sunken apron can inflict serious damage to your property when left unchecked. It’s crucial to have it fixed immediately to keep the damage from getting worse.

However, it’s equally important to hire an experienced team who is equipped with expertise, up-to-date process knowledge, and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that you won’t experience the same issue anytime soon.

We at Erickson Asphalt Services have been helping residential and commercial customers fix their driveways and aprons in Minneapolis for more than 30 years.

As the leading asphalt contractor in Minneapolis, you can have peace of mind knowing you will get the most out of your investment, and ensure your apron’s longevity and durability.

Contact us today and let us bring your sunken apron back to life!

Sunken driveway before repair


Sunken Drive after


What Our Customers Are Saying

Terry Kurowski -
Lydea, Lyndon and his partner did a fantastic job with the scheduling of my seal coat job. The guys were polite, informative and professional. My driveway looks fantastic! I will definitely use Erickson Asphalt again and refer them to everyone I know!
Jason Fredensborg -
Devin’s crew from Erickson Asphalt did an amazing job on our driveway! On time, friendly, and even did a small patch repair for us at a very reasonable cost. Will definitely use them again.
Brian V. -
Ryan and his crew showed up on time and ready to work! Was very neat, organized and professional about their work. Friendly and knowledgeable! Will recommend to anyone and can’t wait to use them again.
Monte Bloom -
My driveway looks great! Lyndon and Cara’s crew came out Exactly at the time they told me they would. They prepped the driveway and blasted out a really nice looking coat onto my driveway. Nice job guys, thanks.
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