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Your Guide To Concrete Driveways


Your Guide To Concrete Driveways

Concrete is one of the most durable, reliable, and aesthetically pleasing materials when it comes to driveways. They are less likely to frost, erode, and crack and can offer substantial benefits over gravel or tarmac alternatives. If you’re thinking about having a new driveway installed, concrete may be the way to go. Our team at Webbs Voulmetric Concrete Supplies have put together some information to help you with anything you might want to know about what makes concrete driveways superior, how they are installed, and what kind of maintenance they require.

Why choose a concrete driveway?

When looking to replace or install a new driveway, you’ll need to decide between gravel, concrete, or tarmac. When it comes to concrete driveways, the benefits are unbeatable. For instance, concrete driveways are easy to install. With the help of a concrete contractor, you can have a beautiful new place to park your vehicle without breaking the bank. Concrete is very durable and can last much longer than the alternatives with the proper care and maintenance. If you’re looking to add value or curb appeal to your home, concrete is the way to go.

How are concrete driveways installed?

The installation process is fairly simple with concrete. First, the space is levelled and a form is built. Then concrete is poured over a metal mesh frame and other reinforcements to keep it from cracking. Finally, the concrete is left to cure, leaving you with a beautiful new driveway.

What type of maintenance is required?

Your driveway is a part of your home, so it’s important to take care of it so it can last as long as possible. Most people don’t realise that concrete needs special maintenance, but it does. Concrete driveways are particularly susceptible to cracking due to temperature fluctuations and excessive water. To keep your driveway strong and lasting for years to come, there are some things you can do. Firstly, you can have them treated with a sealant that will protect the surface from moisture, heat and UV rays. You should check on your driveway at least once a year to detect any damage early on. Doing this will help you catch any cracks or joints that may need to be addressed while they are still simple to fix. It’s also important to keep your driveway clear of dirt and debris with regular cleaning. Last, but not least, avoid using harsh chemicals or de-icing products as they contain salts that can cause surface damage.

If your looking for a new concrete driveway then contact our team at Webbs Volumetric Concrete Supplies today – 01302 867865


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