A poured concrete driveway sets the mood for your home from the entrance. It is very important to be keen on the type of material you will use on the driveway. Stone, asphalt and limestone flooring are excellent ways to finish the driveways, but poured concrete is known to have its own kinds of benefits. Concrete is able to deliver a whole package to your home’s driveway. So what makes poured concrete the way to go? Here are some of the benefits of concrete driveways.
Concrete is the most functional material available
Up to now concrete has been trusted to build complex structures and roadways. It is known for its strength and structural integrity even when it comes to building bridges. It does not matter what kind of vehicle you own but every car weighs thousands of pounds. Concrete is known for its resilience and can hold well under pressure. Using concrete on your driveway ensures durability since concrete does not crack easily.
Customised concrete driveway
Concrete driveways can be customised to your needs to add an eye-catching exterior. The concrete driveway can be dyed to go with your home’s color theme and even use multiple color themes. You can also use wooden structures to guide your pour concrete driveway into a design around your home for pathways.
Easy to maintain
Concrete driveways are very easy to maintain and care for. You can clean a concrete driveway using soap and water. In the case of spills like oil or stubborn stains all you need to do is scrub using a dry granular cleaner. You can regularly apply topical sealant on your driveway to give it the polished appeal and protect the finish. You can also choose to buffer your concrete driveway to restore luster and shine.
Concrete driveways can withstand adverse weather conditions
Concrete can withstand any kind of weather. On heavy snow days, all you need to do is shovel the snow from the driveway to make it clearer or even use the snow melting products to avoid injuries from slipping. Concrete driveways can withstand high humidity temperatures and extreme heat.
Affordable to set up and maintain
Using poured concrete is more economical compared to other methods such as paving stones. It also takes a short period to lay down a concrete driveway compared to paving stones which add to labor costs. A paved driveway may need maintenance now and then to make sure that it maintains its luster but not so with concrete driveways. However if you need to remove a concrete driveway you need to use heavy equipment for this job.
Adds value to property
Concrete driveways can outlast your family and so they are durable. They add a quality and clean look to your property and in the case of a future sale, the property value for a house with a concrete driveway will be higher than that without. A concrete driveway gives the impression of stability in a home in terms of tenure.
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