POSTED ON 25th June 2015

The Benefits of a Concrete Driveway

A concrete driveway, as opposed to an asphalt driveway, is one that has long been considered as an upgrade to many housing exterior design elements. When compared to other traditional materials, concrete offers many tangible advantages.

Durability, functionality and design versatility are what make concrete a viable choice for your home’s driveway. Additionally, long term costs are another advantage of using this material choice over other traditional driveway surface options.

Functionality

Concrete is one of the most functional materials in terms of overall strength and long-term structural integrity. No matter what size or type of vehicle you own, the weight of your vehicle is significant and concrete’s immense density and strength make it an ideal load- bearing material.

Curb appeal enhancement

No longer confined to the traditional grey and flat finishes of old, the concrete driveway of your dreams can be colored, stamped, textured or polished to compliment any home exterior façade. This design flexibility allows for a truly custom design and finish that will complement and enhance any home and in the process, transform the curb appeal and add value.

We offer a wide variety of color and stamp pattern options that can be viewed at our indoor and outdoor showrooms so don’t limit your options and come and explore the possibilities. Our design consultants look forward to working with you and creating a one of a kind driveway that will create a lasting impression.

Maintenance

Maintaining a concrete driveway can be summed up in one word- simple. Stains and other marks can be removed with a solution of mild soapy detergent and water. Depending on the severity of the blemish/stain, scrubbing with a granular cleaner and then power washing may be necessary.

If the original concrete was sealed, a resealing application to protect the surface can be initiated, usually every two to three years after the initial seal.

Overall, concrete is an excellent option when it comes to installing a new driveway or replacing an existing asphalt driveway.