Installing a concrete driveway will provide you with a driveway that is elegant, durable, and long-lasting. Concrete is more expensive than asphalt, but it lasts much longer and requires little upkeep. If you are building a new home or need to replace your current driveway, this is a great choice. Concrete driveways are a great value for large areas of paving because of their strength and longevity. Our local concrete driveways contractor can easily install a new concrete driveway, repair an existing one, or demolish and replace an old one.
You can also give your concrete driveway a decorative makeover if you already have one. Many products and techniques have been adopted by the concrete industry to help revive or resurface existing plain-gray driveways.
Concrete is a long-lasting material that can last up to 35–40 years if properly maintained. Although it may crack if it freezes, it will withstand the elements. It will last a long time as long as the cracks are repaired. Concrete, unlike asphalt, does not soften in the heat and can support more weight.
Cracks or holes larger than 14” in diameter can often indicate a more serious problem that necessitates further investigation. Is it possible that roots are growing beneath the concrete, causing it to crack or lift? Is there a leaking pipe under the slab that is causing it to sink, crack, or discolor? You may have no choice but to replace your driveway if an underlying cause such as these is found. Remember that any repair is only temporary, though some will last much longer than others—possibly years. The structural integrity of the driveway as a whole, on the other hand, is only as good as the underlying concrete, and it will ultimately need to be repaired or replaced. Repairs may save you money in the short term, but they may just be delaying a much larger job.
Many decorative options are available with stamped concrete driveways that are not available with other paving materials. You can make cost-effective, realistic replicas of famous materials like cobblestone, brick, natural slate, and flagstone by using stamps and coloring agents. Our contractors should also match the color of your driveway to the rest of your home's exterior.
Are you tired of looking at your dingy driveway? Contact us to learn more about the various options available to help transform your driveway from drab to fab.