I went to visit my sister a few weeks ago. The winter frost had made her driveway into an obstacle course. I knew we needed to talk, but had to choose the right time to bring up the issue. We were walking out to get the mail when I mentioned her driveway needed a few patches. She admitted this was true but had no idea how to fix it.
We talked about different options. She said it was important for the rainwater not to form puddles. I told her to patch with asphalt because it is a permeable paving material. It would allow the water to go through and into the ground.
Once she had a direction, she sat down and began calling paving companies. It only took a few hours to find a company that did patching with asphalt. She had it done the next day. Now I can visit my sister without worrying my car will fall into a giant hole in the driveway.