Cost Effective Options

Concrete offers many excellent, cost-effective options for your driveway. From the standard gray concrete driveway to an astounding array of decorative concrete options. Decorative concrete is one of the most cost-effective ways to increase your homes Luxury Factor.tt3

While standard gray concrete driveways remain a popular choice, we notice decorative concrete is becoming increasingly popular with our client base.

Decorative concrete can make a dramatic impression and gives any home or business instant enhanced curb appeal.

Concrete is a cost-effective alternative over materials such as pavers, or natural stone. The installation of decorative concrete is quicker and the final product is long- lasting, it can mimic natural materials in color and design, and is therefore, more economical.

Decorative Concrete Overlay

If you already have a concrete driveway, we can still give it a decorative makeover without having to tear out the existing driveway. Decorative Concrete overlays allow us to rejuvenate existing plain-gray driveways quickly and economically.

tt2 From a cobblestone driveway to a stone patio, the look of decorative concrete is not only realistic but also bears the permanent durability of concrete.

We understand the importance of your investment and we take careful well-planned steps during the installation process. We firmly believe that how well your driveway looks and performs long-term is largely related to the quality of workmanship and materials that go into it. When installed correctly by our seasoned professionals, your driveway can last well over a decade. Long lasting, crack free concrete does not happen by accident. It must be ordered correctly, installed with great care, finished properly, and cured carefully. We take all necessary steps and precautions to ensure you will own a problem-free driveway for many years to come.

Once you become the proud owner of a concrete driveway, it won’t take much effort on your part to keep it looking its best . If you’re concerned about the environment, concrete is one of the "greenest" materials you can use to build a driveway.

Concrete Driveway Recommendations

Thicker concrete is a good idea for driveways. We recommend you install a minimum 5 inch thickness. Often contractors might try to tell you that a 4 inch thickness is sufficient. The cost to upgrade to a 5 inch thickness on an average driveway is pennies on the dollar when you compare it to the total cost of the job. For example, if your driveway measures 720 square feet, a 4 inch thick pour will require 9 cubic yards of concrete. Increasing the thickness to 5 inches requires 11 cubic yards of concrete. The extra two yards of concrete will only cost about $130.00. (2009 pricing – adjust for inflation)

Reinforcing steel is important in our opinion. Steel is very inexpensive and it helps to strengthen the concrete significantly. Steel will hold cracked slabs together. Without steel, cracks can grow in size and you can get offsets where one part of the slab is higher or lower than an adjacent piece. Steel needs to be placed no more than 2 inches down from the top of the slab for maximum performance.

If your concrete driveway is poured correctly, the surface will withstand severe weather, vehicle traffic, basketball games and tricycle road races for many years.

Want high quality concrete work? Give our professionals a call and receive a free estimate. 866-267-9168.

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