Concrete is strong, durable and requires little maintenance. Undoubtedly it is a favourite amongst clients needing a driveway. A concrete driveway is cost-effective and definitely less expensive than driveways made with brick or cobblestones. Decorative concrete can also be used to achieve an aesthetically pleasing finish. Sure, a keen handyman-homeowner can jump to work and pave the way to a concrete driveway themselves but time is of the essence as concrete hardens surprisingly quickly. Our team of professionals will ensure that your do-it-yourself nightmares are turned into dreams fit for architectural magazines!
Our team will expertly see to every aspect of installation and ensure finishing is done correctly to ensure no cracking or dusting takes place. Floating is a process whereby our finishing crew will utilise a variety of tools to smoothen the surface of the concrete to give it a smooth, untextured finish. Our experts are equipped to ensure the smoothest possible surface without weakening the structure. During the finishing stage we will also add in any customised decorative finishes as per the client’s request.
Positives and negatives about getting a concrete driveway:
You might ask yourself why concrete is the better option when another popular material like asphalt for instance is considerably cheaper. There are a few reasons. Firstly, aesthetics. Because of the versatile nature of concrete, it can be finished to resemble patterns and can even be manipulated to look like bricks – and even wood. There is so much you can do with concrete. This, unfortunately is not the case with asphalt. Asphalt is primarily black. In contrast different materials can be added to concrete to create a custom color, fitting the needs of the client and contributing to the architectural design, structure or building. Though repairing an asphalt driveway is cheaper, maintenance is higher. It should be resealed every three to five years. Now, one of the greatest reasons for choosing a concrete driveway over another is the influence of temperature. Arizona has a considerably warm climate and though snow does fall, it doesn’t happen often. Concrete has a tendency to crack in extreme cold weather conditions. Another factor to take into account that salt used or snow melting can create blotches in the concrete. Asphalt favours colder weather. There is a possibility that the tar used in asphalt will deform in scorching weather. Therefore, concrete driveways are a definite better choice when choosing between the two.
What about using brick? Usually brick driveways are laid on a foundation made from concrete. Though it does look aesthetically pleasing using bricks can be a pain! It breaks easily, it’s high-maintenance, it’s not as durable as asphalt or concrete (which is the most durable) and to top it all off – using brick will cost you a pretty penny, which will numb the joy of laying a new driveway!
As experts in the industry with a genuine love for working with concrete to ensure client satisfaction, we can assure you that we will find a solution to your problem. We will offer the best professional advice. Kindly find out which of our options will make your construction dreams come true! The options are endless and our reliable team will ensure that installation is done quickly and properly so you can use your brand-new driveway as soon as possible!