New Year, new driveway? Here are the top reasons for a concrete driveway!
Safety and durability
Your driveway is going to be shouldering a lot of weight and movement across its surface due to vehicles, tyre tracking, garden equipment, trailer tents, pedestrian access and much more. Therefore it stands to reason that you are going to want a material that can stand up to all this wear and tear, while still looking good and providing a safe space for passenger and vehicle traffic.
Concrete is a very hardworking material and remains in good condition so trip and slip hazards are avoided, it is easy to keep clean and clear and can be treated with anti-slip guard so that it is a safe area to walk across. Professional concrete driveway contractors will ensure that they have considered proper drainage so water does not sit on the surface in wet conditions leaving a slippery surface.
Easy to clean and maintain
Leaves and debris from the garden can be swept away very easily from a concrete surface. Any oil or dirt from cars and garden mowers can be washed off using an appropriate detergent and warm water. Power washers can be used to deep clean concrete without damaging the surface. It is a low maintenance substance which cuts down on time spent ensuring it retains its good looks. (Access points for utilities under ground level can be easily incorporated into the design of a concrete driveway as well so it will not impact on other essential household maintenance)
Large variety of designs
Concrete is not a bland boring nor beige material once a professional concrete driveway company get their hands on it. There are an enormous range of colours, stamped and patterned designs and textures that can greatly enhance the aesthetic appeal of your property. From circle designs to geometric patterns, to concrete that mimics the look of natural stone or pavers, and surfaces with added coloured aggregate that sparkles in the sunlight – the list goes on. The beauty of concrete is that it will compliment or contrast with the look of your property.
It can be laid in straight lines or gentle curves depending on the overall design you are looking for. If you have existing outdoor features that you want to retain such as a patio for example, you can arrange for the driveway to match the pattern and colour so it is an economical surface to invest in.
Value for money
If you are looking to invest in a material that will add kerb appeal, easy to maintain and keep looking good for years to come, then a concrete driveway should be at the top of your list. There really is no reason not to start planning a fresh look for your property and welcome in the New Year with a new driveway!