Are you thinking about installing a new driveway? If you’re on Long Island, a concrete driveway is a fantastic way to add value to your home. At Flawless Masonry, we use only the best materials to provide Long Island homeowners with exquisite concrete driveway installations. When it comes to your home and driveway, a concrete driveway is an excellent way to upgrade your property.
Have you ever found yourself wondering whether or not you should have a concrete driveway installed? Or have you ever wondered exactly what makes a concrete driveway worthwhile? Good news: we’ve gone ahead and broken down the most notable benefits of concrete driveways for your home.
1. Concrete Driveways Last a Lifetime
When considering a new driveway, most homeowners go with other materials because of a lower upfront cost. Understandably, their financial concerns inspire them to go with lower-quality aggregates for their driveway.
However, what they don’t know is that their lower-quality material driveway will not last for long before they need service or repaving. They might be paying less upfront. Ultimately though, they’ll be forced to pay even more to have the driveway serviced in the future.
On the other hand, concrete driveways last a lot longer. On average, they last 50-60% longer than lesser-quality materials. Naturally, concrete driveways will save you money in the long term. They’re not subject to the same damages as the other driveways. Essentially, the same cracking, distortion and disintegration from UV radiation exposure, oxidation and water doesn’t apply to concrete driveways.
Concrete driveways can be a significant visual upgrade to your home and property. Even a plain concrete driveway has significant curb appeal. However, you can also discuss some creative visual design options with your contractor to make your driveway even more alluring to look at.
Colored and stamped design options can turn your driveway into a stunning work of art. You can even select colors, textures and patterns that match your home perfectly. Basically, your driveway can turn your property into the envy of all of your neighbors!
3. Load-Bearing Capacity
Concrete driveways are a lot less likely to crack or break from significant weight. Essentially, concrete is a rigid, non-flexible material. It can handle much heavier loads than its counterparts.
Other materials flexes, which means that trucks or other heavy vehicles can cause rutting. Basically, rutting can lead to severe problems. So if your driveway is made of concrete, you can have a lot more vehicles parked without worrying about potential damage.
4. Cleaner, Dryer Surface
If a driveway is installed and made of cheaper materials, it can often release evaporative oils in the beginning. If you were to walk on your driveway, these oils can get on your shoes. Any oily or corrosive compound that gets on the surface can be tracked into your home. This is especially true in warmer weather, when most homeowners have their driveways installed.
Concrete driveways stay clean and dry. Basically, they’re not subject to this same kind of dissolution. Once your concrete driveway dries, you won’t have to worry about it releasing oils or other substances that can damage your home or vehicle.
5. Property Value
Are you planning on putting your house on the market in the future? Then a concrete driveway will be a fantastic investment. Prospective buyers evaluate not just the house, but the property as well.
A concrete driveway will add significant value to your home should you choose to sell it. It will make selling it much easier. Additionally, you’ll recover your initial investment once the house is sold!
Flawless Masonry specializes in all things concrete. Using only the highest quality aggregates, we’ve helped Long Island homeowners upgrade and beautify their homes for years.