Why you should choose a concrete driveway
If you are looking for a brand new driveway or are replacing an existing driveway that has seen better days, paving your driveway with concrete is a very great choice among many homeowners and commercial properties as well.
Concrete driveways are attractive, durable, and long-lasting and will enhance the look of any property. With today’s advanced concrete technology, a concrete driveway is the best option for your home or commercial property.
Some of the features of concrete that make it ideal for so many include:
- Durable – A concrete driveway can withstand the harsh winter climates that we experience here on the east coast. A properly built and maintained concrete driveway can last two times longer, or more, than an asphalt driveway. Concrete driveways will also be able to withstand the wear and tear of your vehicle much better compared to asphalt. The key to success is proper construction by a professional, experienced paving contractor.
- Beauty – As the first thing people see when they visit your home, your driveway is an important part of your property’s “curb appeal.” The look and feel of a concrete driveway, enhanced by special finishes like colorful exposed aggregate, or a slip-free broomed finish, adds an elegant touch to your home.
- Value over Time – A concrete driveway costs more per square foot than an asphalt driveway, but has a longer life than asphalt. When you calculate the cost of your driveway over its lifetime, concrete is a truly economical investment that increases the value of your home.
- Comfort – In the hot and humid summer weather of the east coast, a concrete driveway will remain cooler than asphalt, and won’t soften in the hot sunshine. Your driveway will also double as a play area for your children, so this is an important factor as well.
- Integration with Landscaping – The crisp edges of a concrete driveway provide a clean, well-defined border for your landscaping, and match the appearance of walkways and other features of your property. In addition, concrete is more resistant to weeds and grass growing through the paving than asphalt.