Are you one of the 70% or more of homeowners in the US with a car and needing a driveway, or looking to reconstruct your old one? Or do you have a business or commercial building that sees regular vehicle traffic? Whatever the type of your property is, a concrete driveway gives your property the ultimate curb appeal!
A driveway isn't just a driveway. Concrete driveways increase both the aesthetic and the market value of your house, making them both stylish and functional. A good driveway design can even get your property featured on articles like America's Coolest Driveways. The best thing is that apart from all these things, concrete driveways also provide you with a safe way to drive and park your car to your garage, as opposed to driving through loose soil, pebbles, or gravel.
Moreover, driveways don’t have to look dull and boring. You can add your own flair by having your concrete driveway painted or stamped. We in Concrete in Toledo can help you determine what's best for your driveway. We value our clients deeply and will answer all your questions. Inquire with us on getting your driveway done to get a FREE ESTIMATE today!
Concrete vs Asphalt and Other Materials
When it comes to choosing the right material for your driveway, a lot of factors have to be considered, such as cost, maintenance, and sustainability. The most common options are concrete and asphalt, with some others being gravel, brick, cobblestone, and pavers.
In terms of cost, the cheapest one is gravel, and brick and pavers are on the more expensive side, with concrete and asphalt being in the middle of the range.
Asphalt is a much cheaper option than concrete when installing a driveway, but maintenance costs will run you up more money in the future, and will only last for about 30 years. Whereas, a well-maintained concrete driveway can last you for up to 50 years. It is also much more durable, versatile, weather-resistant, and does not degrade easily.
Concrete is actually made up of different materials such as stone aggregates, water, and binder. A typical type of concrete used for driveways is made partly of gravel which is made stronger through the mixture, hence the higher price.
With a good thorough scrubbing every now and then, and a proper sealing once a year, you can easily maintain and make the most out of your driveway’s lifespan. The cost of installation for a concrete driveway runs from an average range of $1500-3500 for a 20x24 foot residential driveway, but at the end of the day, it all depends on your location, type of property, and other factors.
Given all those factors, there are pretty much no cons and so many pros on why you should choose concrete when having your driveway constructed. We provide the best type of concrete and base for your property, whether it's your home, business, or a commercial establishment. Selecting the proper concrete type, along with the best base and reinforcement, ensures that your driveway won’t just be looking tidy but also sturdy!
Concrete Driveways: DIY or Hire a Professional?
If you are someone who is handy with tools, do not mind the gritty and sweaty work under the sun, has a lot of patience and a positive, hard-working attitude, and if you are confident you can get the job done right, then trying to go with the do-it-yourself approach will surely save you money on labor costs.
But, make sure to keep in mind that this option might lead to inevitable errors and faulty construction, which, no matter how minor, will make your driveway hazard-prone, and will definitely eat up your savings on repair costs. That's a lot of money in the long run!
For these reasons, we believe that it is best to leave the job to the professionals. After all, we all want the best for our homes and other properties. Our contractors have the best know-how on excavation, preparation, pouring, and finishing, all in a timely manner in order to deliver the best possible outcome of your home improvement project. We’ll have you driving on your new concrete driveway in as early as a week!
We in Concrete in Toledo have a team of highly-skilled professionals who have gone extensive training before acquiring years of solid experience in the field. We can help you in bringing out the best potential of your property with our variety of services and solutions!
Whether you need stamped concrete, a concrete stain or to repair, demolish and replace old concrete, we have you covered. Concrete gets old and cracks over time when not properly installed. We fix bad concrete jobs and build beautiful installations on a weekly basis. If you are in the Toledo OH area and need work done around your house or at the office,
give us a call today (567) 229-2484