Our driveway has needed redone ever since we bought our house 21 years ago. This should have been straightforward, but we share a driveway with our neighbor, so we've been trying to work something out with him for probably the last decade. But, it never came to fruition, so we had to draw a line in the sand and put a deadline on it (due to the fact that our move is in the not-too-distant future and there's no way anyone is going to buy the house with the driveway like that). The deadline still didn't work so we just got our part of the driveway done. It really wasn't that big of a deal--they just cut out our portion and replaced it. However, the neighbor's side looks even worse now that our side is good--like one of those double houses where one side is kept up with and the other side is falling into disrepair. The good news is that now we have a decent surface to park on.
We only got the top part of the driveway done, mostly because of the cost. We had $x allotted for the sewer work and driveway and that's all it would cover. The lower part of the driveway wasn't in anywhere near as bad of condition, so we did some filling and patching and it's getting topcoated tonight. Once it's all a uniform color, I'm sure it will look even better.