When it comes to your driveway, you’ll want something that not only looks great, but works well too. Concrete is one of the best options for driveway materials for many reasons.
Long Lasting and Worth the Cost
Concrete driveways are often a bit more expensive than asphalt driveways, but when you consider the lifetime of each material, you’ll realize this is because concrete will be around much longer than asphalt – an average of 50-60% longer in fact! So, while you might have to pay a bit more up front, it will be so worth it in the end when you don’t have to replace and repair it as soon or as often as you might asphalt. Asphalt in general in known to have higher maintenance costs, where concrete is extremely low maintenance.
Strength and Durability
Concrete is one of the strongest building materials available. This fact alone makes it a wonderful candidate for your driveway. Where asphalt is more flexible, concrete is a very rigid material. Flexible materials will dip and sink under the weight of vehicles and become damaged over time. The sturdiness and rigidity of the concrete will allow it to hold up a lot longer and under a lot more weight. No matter how many cars or other heavy loads you pack onto your driveway, you can rest assured knowing the concrete will hold up just fine.
The great thing about concrete when it comes to aesthetics is that it is extremely versatile. Many choose to stick with the simple light gray for a sleek design, but that isn’t the only option. For those who want a particular color of concrete, you’re in luck! Concrete can easily be dyed various different colors to fit whatever style you’re going for. Stamped concrete is also a wonderful option for anyone who wants the look of expensive stone or bricks but has a more limited budget available. The ability to freely customize your driveway will boost your curb appeal tenfold.
If you’re looking for a contractor to pour your new concrete driveway, Cordes Custom Homes is the one to call! We can handle any and all concrete construction quickly and efficiently for a very affordable price! Don’t miss your chance to have a superior concrete contractor give you a stunning new driveway in the Bryan-College Station, TX area! Call now or fill out the form on our contact page for a FREE consultation and estimate!