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Not sure about GemSeal or similiar stuff, but if You live in hard climate area, won't last for long, to be sure. That will crack in next year or so. Possible, but depends on how long these cracks are and what kind of these are (what forces cause this problem). I wouldn't recomend that. Good idea, especially in harsh climate, where ground freezes in winter, ...
If you try to do this with a circular saw, your "straight line" will look straight only to Salvatore Dali. A heavy duty street cutter is required. Of course, what objective there could be in cutting a driveway we can only guess at.
Have you considered pavers as an alternative to concrete or asphalt? Pavers come in a variety of colors, shapes and thicknesses/weights. Some pavers are specifically suited for driveways and can handle high pounds per square inch. Note that not all regions in the United States have the same paver types and colors available, as raw materials used for their ...
If built correctly, an asphalt driveway should last nearly as long as one paved with concrete. Concrete driveways are durable, but they are subject to frost heaves. They also need to have regular control joints added which can lead to substantial cracks appearing that are big enough to have weeds grow in. The look of a concrete drive can basically be ruined ...
Concrete will provide a much better, long-lasting driveway, if it is properly built. For both types of materials, subsurface preparation and drainage are critical and are similar. Concrete will be more expensive both because there are fewer people that do it, it involves more work because forms must be built, and the material is more expensive.
Sure you can have one, no one is going to arrest you for putting it in. However, concrete has a few distinct disadvantages in the north, most notably it is brittle so any heaving caused by freeze/thaw cycles will cause large cracks and there chances of a lip developing (a trip hazard unless ground down) are high. The only way to prevent this is to make the ...
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