Your driveway might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when designing your home and yard, but it is one of the most crucial elements. Your driveway is one feature of your property that you will likely use every single day, multiple times a day. Because of this, your driveway will experience a massive amount of both foot and vehicle traffic, and be constantly exposed to changing weather conditions. Making sure that your driveway is done right is important to us, as we know that it is important to you.
Concrete is becoming one of the most popular materials for driveways because it is tough, strong and can withstand things like heavy snow, ice, rain or heat. Because of this, they can last anywhere from 25 to 50 years without needing to be replaced or have major maintenance done on them. At Norwalk Stamped Concrete our team can install a concrete driveway for you the right way, and can also offer helpful tips and suggestions for keeping it in pristine shape year after year. Concrete driveways are perfect for those who like simplicity.
Stamped Concrete Driveway
Concrete driveways are durable, built to last and extremely low maintenance. The downside is that they can be plain and stick out like a sore thumb when placed next to the rest of your home’s unique landscaping. Luckily, stamped concrete solves that problem. Stamped concrete creates a beautiful and inviting entrance to your home using patterns, textures and colors. It allows you to have the reliability of boring ol’ concrete with the design appeal of materials like brick, cobblestone and slate. If you want something long lasting and low maintenance, but design and aesthetic is important to you, than stamped concrete is the way to go.
Stained Concrete Driveway
Using stain on your driveway is a great way to add color and design to new concrete or to upgrade existing concrete and give your yard a makeover. Since stains can be added after the concrete sets, it allows you to add very detailed, subtle hints of color or patterns. Stain also sinks deeply into the concrete making it fade resistant, weather-proof and protected from things like peeling or chipping. Stains come in a variety of colors from brighter more vibrant hues to natural, earthy shades. Stain colors can even be mixed and applied together to create the look of natural stone or enhance with a unique design.
Exposed Aggregate Driveway
Exposed aggregate is achieved by setting concrete and then removing the top outer layer of cement so that the coarse aggregate underneath can be seen. Exposed aggregate is a popular driveway choice because of its natural and gritty look. It is also popular because of the numerous benefits it offers, such as being skid resistant and offering a better walking grip, which can be especially helpful on slanted driveways. Whatever type of driveway you are seeking, we can help you. Contact us today to get started on designing your perfect driveway. Looking for a Hartford Concrete Contractor click here.