Your driveway is the first thing that you use when entering your house and generally sees the most traffic of all the places in your home. When it comes to driveways, there are several options a person can opt for, however, it often boils down to one of the two most commonly used materials - asphalt or concrete. There are several factors to consider when choosing which material to go for – factors include maintenance, sturdiness, environmental friendliness, flexibility, and visual appeal. At Fort Worth Concrete Services, we are happy to provide you with the correct advice and information when it comes to your driveway and what will best fit your home.
Why choose concrete for your driveway?
A concrete driveway, when installed perfectly, can give you 30 years of trouble-free return on your investment. At Fort Worth concrete services, we ensure that the highest quality and effort be provided when laying your concrete driveway. Concrete driveways are the favored option over asphalt due to the longevity of concrete and a Fort Worth Concrete Services driveway is the best that a concrete driveway can get! It is versatile and offers flexible design options with little maintenance required after installation. Concrete absorbs less UV radiation, making it cooler – something important in the Texas heat!
Standard concrete reduces the lighting requirements for your driveway due to the way it reflects light, which calls for the usage of less intense lighting options, such as spotlights. Concrete also requires less energy to produce and lay, when compared to asphalt and other materials. Concrete contains renewable resources, such as stone, sand, and water. If correctly removed and repurposed, concrete is environmentally friendly and will leave you feeling responsible about your choice of driveway and its limited impact on the environment.
Laying a concrete driveway
A concrete driveway, when installed professionally by licensed contractors will see a world of difference in its longevity. Our contractors at Fort Worth Concrete Services use only high-quality concrete so that cracking is prevented, both now and in the future. Concrete should have a cross-fall for water drainage and should slope downwards, away from your garage to ensure water does not sit or pool. The ground should be stable and firm so it will not settle at a later stage and suffer cracking. We have the best equipment to ensure the ground is prepped and makes for a firm base. Formwork is done to contain the concrete to create the desired shape. Once the concrete is poured; molds, patterns, or texture can then be added to make your driveway unique.
Concrete is a versatile, flexible, and sturdy option for a driveway. Our highly skilled contractors take great pride in ensuring that any maintenance needed on your driveway in years to come will be kept to the absolute minimum, by way of our well-refined installation techniques. The combination of both a fantastic material and world-class workmanship results in a driveway that you could turn into the smoothest skate park in Fort Worth – one that would not crack or wear any time soon either! Give us a call to find out about how we can make our next install the driveway you will love for years!