Concrete Driveways & Walkways
Driveways and walkways are two places that experience a ton of traffic, both by foot and vehicle. Because these places are always being exposed to weather and sunlight and traffic, they both need to be made out of materials that can withstand all of these things. While there are other substances that can be used to pave driveways and walkways, concrete is the most universal as it’s very easy to pour, incredibly cost effective and doesn’t take much to maintain or repair. If you need a concrete driveway or walkway, let us know today!
Concrete is a great material to pave a driveway out of. Concrete not only looks incredible, but it holds up well under all manner of conditions. Concrete is beautiful and helps to make a driveway look uniformed, in its approach. Beyond that though, concrete hold up well under all different manner of weighted loads. Concrete can handle foot traffic, regular vehicle traffic and, even, large loads like semi and delivery trucks. Concrete also does very well at dealing with all manner of weather, from rain to snow to ice and everything in between.
Concrete Driveway Maintenance
Concrete driveway maintenance is also easy to do and will keep your driveway functioning like new, if regularly done. The first step to do in concrete driveway maintenance is to regularly wash it down. While concrete does a great job at resisting things like oil spills, if not cleaned, oil can eventually permeate and break down concrete structures. Another thing to regularly check for is cracking, due to stress. Cracks can be easily repaired in concrete, with a bonding solution, if they are taken care of early on. If left alone, cracking can eventually lead to complete failure, which will take time and money to fix properly.
Concrete walkways are both beautiful and functional. A huge benefit to concrete is that, because it’s poured in a liquid form, it can be shaped to absolutely any design that you need. Whatever your home or business calls for, concrete can be laid in to. While other options, such as stone or brick can be used for walkways, depending on the length and size, these walkways can rather expensive and labor intensive. Concrete is neither of these things. Concrete is cheap, sturdy and can be poured and set relatively quickly, getting your walkway up and running in no time.
Concrete Walkway Maintenance
Concrete walkways maintenance is a little easier than concrete driveway maintenance, but relatively the same. The easiest thing to do in concrete walkway maintenance is to sweep the concrete constantly. This will ensure that moisture stays off and things like moss don’t begin to grow in to the concrete. Beyond that, regular washing (on sunny days, so the walkway can dry) is also something that should be done. And, like driveways, walkways should always be checked for cracking so that, if cracks are starting, they can be patched before they begin to break down the entire concrete structure.