As one of the focal points of your property’s façade, the importance of a great driveway should not be undermined. A driveway is the first thing a prospective buyer sees during a home viewing and should be invested in accordingly.
At first glance, it’s easy to dismiss a driveway as simply a place for cars. However, your driveway needs to be both safe and eye-catching.
Ideally, a concrete driveway will last the life of your home. But certain conditions that can shorten its lifespan and result in unsightly cracking, discoloration, settlement, or scaling. There are three common bad practices that cause concrete distress:
- An improperly compacted subgrade
- The use of an inadequate concrete mix
- Bad placement procedures
Ensuring a firm foundation can prevent sinking, cracking, and the need to replace concrete driveways, while also eliminating unsafe conditions and enhancing the appearance of your home or business. That’s why it’s important to hire the most qualified contractors to pave your concrete driveway.
However, what do you do if the damage is already done?
There’s no need to worry. A skilled specialist can help you repair a distressed, broken, or worn driveway. Rather than ripping out the old concrete and repave your driveway, you can often save money by having it repaired, as long as the concrete is structurally sound.
Old and cracked concrete driveways can significantly reduce your home’s curb appeal. In today’s tough housing market, it has become more important than ever to give properties exterior a fresh and updated look. Concrete driveways are no longer confined to slate white/gray colors and plain finishes. A concrete driveway can now be customized with almost any color imaginable to provide an eye-catching addition to your home’s exterior. Additionally, this material can be polished and textured to offer further design flexibility.