Is it normal for concrete driveways to crack?
“Is it normal for concrete driveways to crack?” It is not uncommon for concrete driveways to crack because concrete expands and contracts from changes in temperature. There are 4 different categories that cracks in concrete can fall into: hairline cracks, shrinkage cracks, settlement cracks, and structural cracks. Hairline cracks are cracks that only need to be fixed if they start to become wider. Shrinkage cracks happen when concrete is first curing. Settlement cracks occur when the concrete slabs were not properly compacted during construction. Structural cracks are large cracks that run through the entire concrete slab. If you see any cracks that are wider than ¼”, you should seal them.