The Benefits of a Concrete Driveway

The driveway creates the entrance to your home, and it impacts the kerb view. So, when replacing the paving, why not try decorative concrete rather than a grey slab? Here are several benefits.

Design Possibilities

Concrete is a versatile material that can be coloured and textured in different ways. This means you'll be able to match the driveway to your home. For example, if you have a heritage house, contractors can use textured stamps to mimic a bluestone cobbled driveway. Alternatively, you could opt for exposed aggregate with a variety of colourful pebbles. Select stone colours that will harmonise with the external walls and roofing. Colouring treatments can simulate a range of materials, including travertine, brick and timber. Decorative concrete is like a blank canvas on which you can create any design you like.

No Weeds or Subsistence

You might think that if you're using concrete to mimic pavers, why not use actual stone pavers? Decorative concrete will eliminate several problems. For example, concrete is more economical, and it doesn't allow weeds to sprout across the driveway. Stamped concrete creates the look of separate pavers, but it forms a continuous surface. Furthermore, you won't have to worry about subsistence, resulting in uneven surfaces when some pavers sink deeper than others.

Adaptable for Different Purposes

In day to day life, a concrete driveway may be used for different purposes other than only storing cars. The paving might be used for playing sports. Your concrete driveway might extend into a carport, which you use for entertaining. Decorative concrete offers several surfaces to assist you in creating the best design for your needs. If you want a smooth, consistent surface to play basketball on, use smooth integrally coloured concrete that mimics red baked-clay earth. Saw-cut concrete is another relatively even surface. This concrete is poured, then carved to simulate individual pavers before it hardens to give the impression of pavers. If your carport doubles as a place for tables and chairs when entertaining, saw-cut concrete is a great choice. The furniture legs won't wobble or get stuck as they may between actual pavers.

On the other hand, if you have a sloping driveway, you may want to add more texture to create extra grip. In that case, your concreting services could lay exposed aggregate or stamped concrete. The more textured paving is, the better traction it will have. You can also add anti-slip additives to sealants. Thus, decorative concrete can create surfaces that are both appealing and functional. To learn more, contact a concreting service