Done well, concrete driveways can last for a lifetime, and will retain their attractive appearance even if they are exposed to heavy rain and wind. Quality concrete driveways will not crack or stain easily.
Polished and imprinted concrete driveways can look beautiful, and can even replicate the look of other materials, so you can have a hard-wearing, long lasting driveway that matches the style of the rest of your property.
Stained concrete is concrete that is treated with dye, instead of the dye being painted over the top of the concrete itself. This produces deep, vibrant and long-lasting color that will not crack, chip or fade over time. For areas like a driveway, which get a lot of use and abuse, this is a great option because it will save you a lot of time and money on maintenance. This kind of driveway is a great option if you are looking to sell your home soon, because it will increase your property’s curb appeal and impress prospective buyers.
Unfortunately, not all companies that install concrete driveways do a good job. If the groundwork is not done properly, or the concrete is not mixed well, you could end up with some serious problems in the future.
For example, unsealed concrete can be damaged by salt and de-icing mixtures. If you think you are buying sealed concrete, but the tradesman lays unsealed concrete in your driveway instead, then next winter you could ned up with blistered, pitted or cracked concrete in your drive. Why leave yourself at risk of having to pay for an expensive overlay of the entire surface, when you can get the job done right first time?
Whether you are looking for something decorative and stylish, or your primary interest is to find something practical and low maintenance, give us a call today to discuss your options.