Driveway & Sidewalks
Driveways and sidewalks are part of the way we navigate our spaces and lives, and can have a big impact on the functionality and visual appeal of our properties. There are plenty of material options to consider with a driveway or sidewalk, so how do you know which is the right one? Concrete brings numerous benefits to the table, and we believe it is unique in its meeting of practical excellence and visual appeal. We’ve received substantial business from our customers through word of mouth, as the resulting driveways and sidewalks always leave them thrilled – whether they’re a residential or commercial client.
For those with budget constraints, asphalt might seem like a good choice because of its low upfront cost, but this is a red herring. Concrete driveways last longer – far longer – with the expected life of a concrete driveway somewhere between 50 and 60 percent longer than asphalt. It means you’ll only have to shell out your hard earned dollars for one installation compared with two, and the cost of maintaining the surface is much lower as well – this is because only routine maintenance like sweeping and hosing down is required, compared with more intense treatments that other surfaces need.
Stamped concrete is the premier choice for those who demand a unique aesthetic for their driveway or sidewalk. Stamped concrete can be molded and colored to look like all sorts of different materials, and the patterns possible are intricate and beautiful. Of course, it’s also possible to go with the plain look if you prefer something more non-descript that will just blend in with the environment without making a statement. Either option is fantastic, and really it just depends on what you’re looking for. No other material offers this aesthetic versatility with such dependable robustness.
Obviously, it’s quite normal for driveways to house a lot of traffic back and forth – you might have multiple vehicles on your property, or you could get a lot of deliveries. Whatever the reason, you’ll want your driveway to stand up to pressure from cars and trucks. Concrete driveways are incredibly durable, and stand up to heavy vehicle traffic and intense weight, even as the years go by. The cracks and splits that can result from using other materials are unsightly, and can damage your vehicles, as well as provide a health and safety risk for you and your family.
The Smart Sidewalk Choice
Concrete is the obvious choice for all your sidewalk needs, regardless of the setting you’re in. It is obviously more than capable of standing up to any foot traffic it faces, and the material is highly slip and skid resistant, so no nasty falls are likely to occur. Additionally, concrete sidewalks are easily cleaned, so your space will continue to look smart long after installation. It’s also a low cost, stylistically versatile option – which is excellent for commercial partners concerned with a bottom line, but who still want their property to look outstanding.