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Is It Time To Replace Your Driveway?

 

 

If your driveway is cracked, sinking in areas and generally looking worse-for-wear, it might be time for a new concrete driveway. Not only will a new driveway improve curb appeal, it will also boost resale value, make shoveling snow easier and give you extra space to park your vehicles.

 

Here are the advantages to installing a new concrete driveway:

Concrete will increase property value.

Boost your curb appeal and you’ll boost your home’s resale value. If you’re planning on selling, a good first impression can actually add value to your home. The driveway and walkways are the first things a potential home buyer is going to see when they check out your house. If your concrete is sinking and in dire need of replacement, it might give the impression that other parts of your home have been lacking regular maintenance too. A new concrete driveway is worth the investment.

Concrete is long-lasting.

If your driveway is properly installed by professional concrete contractors in Edmonton, you can expect it to last a very long time. Your driveway will be durable and will require far less maintenance than other driveway materials like asphalt or gravel. In many cases, a good concrete driveway can last 30 years or more before needing replacement.

Concrete is versatile in design and style.

Choose traditional brushed concrete or get creative with your concrete design. A concrete contractor will offer a variety of colours, textures and design styles including pattern stamped concrete or acid stained concrete. You can have your driveway mimic the look of tile or cobble stone or get creative with earthy tones and other colours.

Concrete is eco-friendly.

Made up of rock ground to a powder, mixed with water and a few other components, concrete is basically a natural, green building material. Compared to asphalt, the installation and maintenance is far less damaging to the environment and your old concrete driveway can be recycled.

New Concrete makes clearing snow easier.

There’s nothing worse than trying to shovel your driveway on a cold winter’s day and having your shovel get caught up in cracks, sink holes or in bumpy asphalt. The smoothness of concrete makes shoveling a breeze and is a better surface for removing snow with a plow or snow blower. This is the best choice for our snowy climate.

Want to install new concrete yourself? Learn how to make concrete here.

 

 

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