The Benefits of a Concrete Driveway
When it comes to materials used for driveways Cedar Rapids homeowners prefer concrete over asphalt or gravel for a number of reasons. A concrete driveway is thought to be an upgrade to for many housing design elements. When compared to most of the other traditional materials, concrete provides a wide range of advantages. Functionality, durability and versatile design options are only part of what make concrete an excellent choice for your home’s driveway.
Concrete driveways in Cedar Rapids can handle the weight of any size vehicle that you drive. Concrete has significant strength and immense density that make it an ideal load-bearing material. It is one of the most functional types of material in terms of long term structural integrity and overall strength.
Enhanced Curb Appeal
One of the best benefits of concrete driveways in Cedar Rapids is that you are no longer confined to a traditional flat, grey finish. Concrete driveways can be stamped, stained, polished and/or textured to compliment the exterior of your home and the landscaping. With the flexibility in design you can have a completely customized design and finish that will not only enhance the look of your home, but will provide top-notch curb appeal, which also helps to increase the resale value of your home. Concrete contractors offer a wide variety of color, texture and pattern options, allowing you to choose the perfect color and design to make your home stand out from the others in the area.
Easy to Maintain
The only thing more frustrating than stains and marks on a driveway is trying to remove them. Maintaining a concrete driveway in Cedar Rapids is extremely simply. You can easily remove marks and/or stains quickly and easily with a solution of mild soap and water. If the concrete driveway was sealed, you will need to apply a sealer to the surface about every two to three years after the first seal.
Easy to Repair
If by chance the concrete gets cracked or damaged in other ways, you will not have to tear it out and start new. Concrete driveways can typically be easily repaired by a variety of means, including concrete stamping or an overlay. Both methods will cover imperfections in the driveway, including cracks. The stamped concrete method will provide an opportunity to not only cover the cracks, but you can choose a pattern that can completely change the look of your home and yard.
A concrete driveway can typically be poured in a day or two, but it is essential that you prepare for the installation. For example, on the morning of the installation, make sure all family and friends park their vehicles away from the current driveway to allow room for the materials and laborers who will be installing your new driveway. If you notice cracks in the driveway, but don’t want to have an overlay or stamping, your concrete contractor will be able to provide a variety of methods to treat the problem.
Are you ready to give your home a new look? Contact
Kelly Concrete Co. today, to learn more information about the benefits of a concrete driveway or to schedule your on-site estimate.