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DRIVEWAY & PATIO:
Whether you are installing a new driveway or need to replace your current pavement, your first decision will be to choose between asphalt and concrete pavement. In Ohio, concrete driveways are very popular. The weather plays a significant part in determining the best pavement; hot summers tend to favor concrete, while extremely cold winters encourage homeowners to choose asphalt driveways. In other words, the weather in Central Texas favors concrete driveways.
Advantages of a Concrete Driveway
A concrete driveway is attractive even when unadorned, but colors and patterns can be added to create a driveway that is uniquely yours. Concrete driveways are long-lasting, providing up to 30 years of service with proper maintenance. A concrete drive will require less maintenance than an asphalt or gravel driveway; maintenance is often as little as cleaning leaked automotive fluids and sealing any cracks that develop.
What You Should Know About Concrete Driveways
Concrete’s longevity depends primarily on the quality of the initial installation, so always work with a reputable, experienced contractor. Look for a contractor who has references from former customers, is fully insured, has all of the necessary equipment and is willing to provide you with a written, detailed quote.
You cannot expect your new driveway to be ready for traffic the same day that the contractor begins work. If there is existing pavement, it will have to be removed. The ground will then need to be graded and compacted. The base will have to be constructed, forms will need to be placed and the concrete poured and finished. All of these steps can take up to 10 days to complete. Once the contractor is finished, you will need to wait two or three days for the concrete to cure before you start using your new driveway.
Ask your contractor how long you should protect your new pavement from water. Contractors typically advise that you refrain from using your sprinklers for at least 48 hours after your concrete driveway is installed.
When you find cracks in your concrete, you should have them professionally repaired as soon as possible. Cracks allow water to reach the base and subgrade, and if erosion occurs, your concrete can suffer extensive damage.
If you have any unusual drainage issues, be sure that you discuss possible solutions with your contractor. For example, he may recommend that you install curbs to protect against runoff from the neighbor’s property or install a drain if your driveway slopes down to your garage.
Although the initial cost of a concrete driveway will be more than for a comparable asphalt driveway, your lifetime costs will typically be less. Concrete driveways usually last longer than asphalt driveways, and concrete also requires less maintenance than asphalt, resulting in additional savings.
Make a Good First Impression
Your driveway is often the first thing that people notice about your home. A professionally installed concrete driveway can do wonders for enhancing the curb appeal of your property. Make sure that your property is making a good first impression by recognizing the importance of a beautiful driveway.
People always long for some time off. Whether it is an out-of-town trip or a weekend getaway, it always pays off to have some leisure time with your loved ones. But why not spend this precious time in the comfort of your backyard with the relaxing ambiance of a beautiful landscape?
One of the best ways to unwind and relax is by having patios added to your home. If created through the use of the best building materials and impressive craftsmanship, one can enjoy the ambiance of nature right without getting out of your property's premises.
Maximizes Space and Outdoor Areas Efficiently
A patio can serve as an extension of your home. It also helps in maximizing your space and improves mobility.
Simply put, patios are great additions to one's home since they can function as an additional dining space that can accommodate large family gatherings or dinner with friends. They scan also serve as a favorable spot for unwinding and relaxation. With just the right furniture and fixtures, you can tweak your space up and add personality to your area.
In addition to boosting space and providing an instant "in-city escape," patios can also function as a receiving area especially during pool parties. This can help gather your guests and friends in one area where they can let pool water drip off without having to wet or soil your indoor carpets and rugs.
Moreover, patios can also add value to your home. They help complement your outdoor landscape and make your property look more attractive to prospective home buyers.
More than Just Quality Space
Apart from providing additional space, patios could also serve as decorative features for homes.
It allows homeowners to express their creativity through the use of ornamental home furnishings and patio furniture that add character to your outdoor living space. Decors such as cabinets, tables, chairs, cushions, rags, and even potted plants could add warmth and coziness to your patio's overall look.
For that added touch, you can choose your preferred design for your structure. Common patio designs include open and closed patios with varying features such as glass windows, removable walls, installation of various fixtures, and utilization of natural stones and pavers for floorings. Homeowners can even have their patios customized to better reflect their personality.
We have all your roofing needs covered from inspections, repairs to complete new roofs. Schedule with us today for a free estimate.
During the winter season we even clean snow and ice off your roof to keep it strong from damages due to ice and pressure placed on it. Keeping your roof look and working good for an extended period of time.
Complete Chimney Services
Full Chimeny service from inspections, repairs to complete new rebuilds keeping your home and family safe while also keeping your home energy efficent.
We are also experienced professionals with building, repairing and servicing fireplace in your home with the latest techniques and materials availible on the market.
Driveways & Patios
We repair and install new drives from small, large and custom sizes and designs that are repaired or created with professionals that are top in this industry and using only the best materials.
Have us create that custom patio to enjoy your home with your loved ones all year around or have us repair your patio.
Siding & Gutters
Years of siding experience we have the best siding materials and techniques to get your home looking good again and protect your home against the outside elements.
We repair and install a wide variety of gutters and systems that work with gutters to keep your homes foundation safe from being damaged from water.
Complete Masonry Services
We create, work with and repair all types of brick, motor, chimney, fireplaces and other masonry structures such as brick and concrete walls
The faster you call a professional for a free estimate and have your masnory issues repaired the more affordable it is in the long run.