Is a concrete driveway the ideal choice for your driveway? If planning for a new driveway or looking for driveway ideas, a concrete or cement driveway has several benefits making it the right choice. The cement driveway is one of the best ways to spruce up the entrance to your home. Concrete driveways add excitement and styles to homes without affecting the functionality of the home. It has several names with some people referring to it as a cement driveway.
Benefits Of A Concrete Driveway
Here are five reasons why you need to choose a concrete material for your driveway:
1. Long Lasting
Concrete can last up to 20 or even 30 years with proper maintenance. Concrete is one of the most durable construction materials. Concrete can withstand heavy loads and pressure that pass over your driveway. It can withstand the most extreme weather conditions making it the ideal material for your driveway. If your driveway experiences heavy vehicles, then a cement driveway is the long term solution offering value for money.
2. Flexible Options to Choose From
There is a wide variety of concrete homeowners can choose from for beautifying their homes. Concrete come in different colors and patterns offering homeowners a variety to select. Some of the various varieties of concrete homeowners can use for their driveway include:
All these concrete can be designed by professionals to imitate bricks, slate, and cobblestone. Concrete can give an aesthetic look to your outdoor space making your home entrance a beauty. The design chosen depends on your preference and looks of your outdoor space. Experts in driveway construction can properly match the concrete material with your outdoor appearance.
Concrete promotes Eco-Friendly green solutions. The main raw material in cement is limestone that is naturally obtained from our planet. Concrete is usually recycled and can be used for various other purposes like ground installation and sub-base for gravel roads. Using concrete for your driveway means you have played a role in conserving the environment.
4. Low Maintenance
Maintaining concrete driveways is one of the easiest things do. Concrete prevents incidences of dust, debris, and dirt in your outdoor space. This makes your outdoor space very easy to maintain as you don’t have to deal with dust, debris or dirt. The low maintenance cost is an added advantage allowing saving on unnecessary costs. Concrete resists the growth of mold and other allergens. This mold and allergens can pose a health risk in your home. By using concrete for your driveway, you promote a safe and healthy environment for your family.
5. Great Looks
Concrete brings an eye-catching appeal to your driveway with a wide variety of colors, designs, patterns and textures to choose. Concrete can be customized to match with your outdoor space giving your home the perfect look. The concrete can be decorated with dyes, stains sealers and oxides creating a beautiful driveway.
If considering a driveway project for your home, then cement or concrete is the ideal choice for you. Concrete products are designed to give your home a natural look and texture that complements your outdoor space. A properly installed and well-maintained driveway can last for years offering homeowners value for their money. Make the right decision when choosing the right driveway for your home.
What to watch out for before choosing a contractor to repair or construct a new concrete driveway (at AAA Concreting, we have them all!)
- Licensing and insurance
- Trust, honesty, and accountability
- Excellent customer service
Types of Concrete Driveways We Build
Stamped Concrete Driveways
If you need the best stamped concrete in town, our team of experts will be there to deliver. We offer a broad range of patterns that will help your driveway mimic pavers, flagstone, natural stone, and bricks. They include;
- Cobblestone- it has a surface texture similar to that of physically worn cobblestone with irregular edges and rounded corners. This pattern is easy to clean and maintain since it involves random interlocking.
- Fractured slate- this pattern has a surface texture of fractured, natural slate. It has squared corners and straight edges hence enabling our professionals to employ random interlocking, therefore your concrete driveway will be ready in no time.
- The English York stone-its surface texture is that of fractured, natural stone. It has rounded, broken corners and edges, which enables us to interlock them randomly, and making it easy for you to clean and maintain your driveway.
Other patterns include;
- Fractured earth
- River stone
- Pine interlocking plank
- Natural stone
- Ashlar slate
For us, we have no preferred pattern. Our goal is to fulfil your desires. Whatever pattern you need, we have an array of options to choose from, go for it, we will deliver in the best way possible.
Colored Concrete Driveways
If you are looking for a company that will give you a wide variety of colors to choose from, look no further. AAA Concreting has got you covered. We have all the colors that will match all the elements around your home. We often combine color with stamped concrete, hence giving your concrete driveway a stunning look that you would not get anywhere else. We use the best products in the market hence you don’t have to worry about aesthetics and durability; we have taken care of them.
Concrete Engraved Driveways
We often do concrete engraving on existing driveways at the best prices. We follow the following procedure to ensure we transform the overall look of your driveway:
- First, we clean your driveway, and etch acid to create a bond between the stain and the concrete
- We then repair any existing cracks
- We apply stain to your concrete driveway
- When the concrete is fully engraved, we clean up, and apply a sealer. Your driveway is now ready for use!
We make sure we complete the job in the shortest time possible in order to reduce inconveniences on your side. The time taken for our professionals to engrave your concrete driveway depends on the following factors;
- The size of your driveway
- The cracks that need repair before engraving begins
- How much staining is required (how many coats are needed?)
- The intensity of cleaning and,
- The weather at the time of the job
We use the best tools in the market such as the Cobra and Cobra X Engraving Tools to ensure we give you a driveway of your dreams.
Stained Concrete Driveways
We use chemical stains that will penetrate the concrete surface of your driveway hence creating picturesque color tones on the ever-boring greyish concrete. Our stains are made from the best products in the 21st century market, thus they will efficiently react with the concrete minerals producing variegated, mottled, and uneven color effects that will make your driveway standout.
Other concrete driveway options that we provide include:
- Driveways with exposed aggregate finishes
- Grooved patterned driveways (beautiful patterns sawed with a concrete saw and grooved with a high-end hand tool)
- Driveways with rock salt finishes
- Driveway pavers
Do not let the driveway of your dreams remain a dream . Call AAA Concreting and make it your reality today. We are just a phone call away.
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