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Nothing makes a statement about your home like your “curb appeal.” When you’re driving down the street, it’s the manicured front lawn, budding foliage, and even the fresh exterior paint that will grab someone’s attention before they ever step foot through your front door.
But there’s one more element of that curb appeal you shouldn’t overlook: the driveway. A damaged or poorly constructed driveway can send serious signals about the quality and upkeep of a home.
If you’re thinking about a new driveway construction, we at Custom Concrete Inc. offer a variety of colors and patterns and finishes to compliment any home aesthetic.
And best of all, when properly maintained, a concrete driveway with the proper level of maintained and care can last 20 to 30 years before needing to be replaced!
Why choose concrete for your driveway?
Cost and quality are both important considerations when it comes to any type of home renovation.
When it comes to your driveway, pavers, concrete, asphalt, and gravel encompass the four most popular choices for how to pave and level the entryway to your home.
While reinforced concrete with rebar isn’t the least expensive option, it requires less ongoing maintenance than cheaper alternatives and offers more options in terms of customization and design.
Occasionally referred to as a “cement driveway,” there’s more to creating a beautiful concrete entryway into your home than pouring out wet cement. By adding other common elements to the mixture like crushed rocks and sand, you can create a variety of customized finishes to your concrete driveway.
Staining and sealing options
Using staining and dyes, you can choose between different colors, overlays, patterned and broom finishes, and even stamped outlays.
just like stamped patios, you can create the effect of having pavers or stones instead. And because of the materials used to create a concrete driveway, the end result can be incredibly durable.
While the volume of traffic in and out of your driveway (and the types of cars coming and going) will impact the overall lifespan, concrete can be the perfect solution for heavier traffic.
Concrete driveways are exceptionally durable, but they still require a certain level of maintenance to keep their beautiful aesthetic for as long as possible.
There’s more to properly installing a concrete driveway than pouring cement over your existing structure.
In many cases the process begins by creating a stable foundation by removing all of the grass and foliage in the area to ensure a level base. In the case of a driveway replacement, the existing concrete needs to be removed.
The red clay in the Metro Atlanta area needs to be well compacted.
Whether you’re thinking about replacing your existing concrete driveway or installing a brand new driveway for your home, the quality of your construction can make all the difference in the curb appeal.
When you want the best for your home, you need a concrete contractor who can create beautiful designs that will last for years to come.
How To Maintain Your Concrete Driveway
Start by cleaning your driveway on a routine basis. How often you decide to clean your it may depend on whether conditions and traffic in and out, but if your it is exposed to higher volumes of rain, you may want to clean it at least two or three times a year.
Simple soap and water may be good enough for washing dirt off, but if oil or stains start to build up, you’ll need a more powerful cleaning solution.
Power washing with stain removing solutions will help keep those pesky marks from settling into your driveway for good, but you have to catch them in time!
Like cleaning your concrete driveway, periodic sealing will help increase the lifespan of your entryway. Don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions on maintenance and upkeep.
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