How Concrete Can Maximize Your Driveway Replacement

As a property owner, you’re always wary of investing too much money into unnecessary maintenance and upkeep. Sure, having a wraparound deck on your property might be nice—but is it really worth all the trouble right now?

That said, there are some repairs and maintenance projects that you can’t set aside for later. Either the damages are too extensive to ignore without inviting more costly trouble into your life, or the benefits are too great to turn a blind eye to.  

Your driveway is one area of home improvement where investing in maintenance, repairs, and complete replacement, when needed, is a worthwhile project. The pros of a new concrete driveway almost always outweigh the cons—especially when you have a professional overseeing the project.

Allow the celebrated concrete contractors at CC Concrete LLC to outline the many benefits of concrete driveway replacement and compare it to other common options. Should you have any questions or comments, be sure to reach out by calling (720) 296-1382.

New Concrete Lasts for a Long Time

One of the biggest pluses of a new concrete driveway is that it will endure through the years. In an age where the life of many products can be measured in months, knowing that you’ll see returns on an investment in the future can make a significant and positive difference.

Concrete driveways are one of the most durable driveway options available. With proper care, they can last for many years—even decades. If you’ve recently purchased a property with a deteriorating driveway, you might be dreading sinking money into the replacement process. However, with the right team overseeing the replacement process, you can rest easy knowing that your new driveway will last you a long time.  

Concrete Driveways Are Easy to Maintain

Concrete driveways are one of the most popular choices for homeowners, and for good reason. They're durable, easy to maintain, and can last decades with proper care. However, like all materials, concrete driveways will eventually need some repairs. Thankfully, most damage is minor and can be repaired quickly and easily by a professional concrete contractor.

The most common maintenance and repair work your driveway will see includes:

  • Patching cracks and holes
  • Filling in potholes
  • Resurfacing the driveway
  • Sealing or waterproofing the driveway
  • Power washing the driveway

These repairs are largely minor jobs that won’t have too high a cost. What’s more, they shouldn’t occur very frequently if your driveway was poured by a professional.

Concrete Withstands High Temperatures

Concrete driveways are known for their durability and ability to withstand harsh weather conditions. But did you know that concrete can also handle heat and UV rays better than other types of material?

It’s true! Concrete is very dense and doesn't absorb heat as easily as other materials. This means your concrete driveway will stay cooler in the summertime, making it easier for children and pets to play freely without extra heat underfoot.

What’s more, concrete won't fade or discolor as quickly as other materials because it reflects UV rays rather than absorbing them. So, concrete is an excellent option if you're looking for a durable and low-maintenance driveway. The UV resistance means fewer cracks and less overall wear and tear—what could be better?

Concrete Has a Greater Load-Bearing Capacity

Do you park your heavy-duty truck in your family’s driveway for extended periods of time? Is your commercial lot filled with many heavy-duty trucks and cumbersome construction equipment? If so, you know how important it is to have a foundation for your pavement with optimal load-bearing capacity.

Thankfully, the most sensible option is well within any property owner’s reach. Concrete driveways have a much higher load-bearing capacity than other types of driveways. That’s because concrete is a solid and durable material that can withstand a lot of weight, making it an ideal choice for frequently used driveways.

So, if you're looking for a new driveway for your home or a parking lot for your business, be sure to consider concrete, as it's a great option that will provide you with many years of heavy-duty use.

You Can Customize Your Concrete

If you're looking to add or replace a concrete driveway, you'll be happy to know that there are many options available to customize your new driveway to your liking. You can choose from a variety of colors, textures, and patterns to create the perfect look for your home. 

Some of the customizable options available to you include:

  • Stone
  • Tile
  • Slate
  • Brick
  • Wood
  • Flagstone

Concrete doesn’t just have to be the grey surface we’re accustomed to seeing. With a myriad of versatile design options, your concrete can be poured and stamped to suit your property’s overall aesthetic.

The Benefits of Eliminating Asphalt

Asphalt consists of a liquid binder that binds aggregates together. The main advantage of an asphalt driveway is its lower price tag, which can attract many homeowners. However, oxygen, UV rays, water, and chemicals can weaken it, so even though the initial installation costs less, the total could be higher with the extended need for long-term maintenance.

In comparison, concrete driveway surfaces may cost more initially than utilizing gravel or asphalt. However, concrete can last much longer than other construction materials and require less maintenance.

Are you fed up with all of the asphalt maintenance? When the time comes to address the potholes and other damages, ask yourself if you should replace the driveway rather than replace it. Once you take long-term costs into consideration, we’re confident that you’ll understand the benefits of switching to concrete.

Replace Your Concrete Driveway Today

When the time comes to replace your concrete driveway, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a company better suited for the job than CC Concrete LLC. Over the years, our concrete contractors have serviced driveways, roadways, and parking lots of all distinctions. We’ve installed stamped concrete on family lots, reinforced concrete on commercial lots, and everything in between.

Consider us the concrete experts to call when you’re in need. You’ll be sure to reap all the promised benefits of concrete driveway replacement—and more. Call us at (720) 296-1382 to learn more about what we can do for you.