Creating a brand new driveway for your home or business is an important part of maintaining the property. A new driveway installation will prevent you and your guests from driving over a pitted and potholed area, and you can even create a great new design that visitors will notice as soon as they arrive. Look through these few tips to ensure that you have made the right choices for your driveway.
What Color is the Driveway?
Most driveways are a soft tan or grey color, but you do have the option to ask for a particular color that you think looks best on the property. This is your chance to make the property look exactly the way you want, and you should look through a number of color options before making your final decision.
Is There a Pattern on the Driveway
The pattern on the driveway that you ask for could be a basic setup with the lines that allow for expansion in the winter. However, you might ask for stamping that makes the driveway look like brick, or you could request another pattern that could be stamped based on your preferred design.
Add Some Texture
Ensure that you have had some texture added to the driveway so that it will help with traction. This is especially important when you know that you will get ice and snow in the winter. It is much easier to clean a driveway that has a bit of texture, and your vehicles will remain much more steady when parked.
Consider Sealcoating Your Driveway After Construction
Once your driveway has cured, it is ready for use, however we recommend asking for a sealcoating to be applied. Sealcoating is a clear coat that goes on top of the concrete. This coating will prevent damage, prevent cracking, and help keep the concrete clean. You can have the Sealcoating refreshed every year, and you will find that little cracks or blemishes can be repaired during these yearly visits. Learn more about how sealcoating helps your pavement and look for options to get started.
Use These Tips to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal and Value
The value of the house will rise as soon as you update your driveway. You might not think that a driveway is a big selling point for a house, but people who are driving through the neighborhood will instantly notice that you have had your driveway refinished. When people are shopping for homes, they will assume that you have taken very good care of your house, and that the interior looks just as good or better. In addition a cracked and pitted driveway can pose a danger to those walking on it, leaving them susceptible to broken or sprained ankles. Avoid potential insurance claims or lawsuits.
Rely on Lone Star Paving for Professional Paving Advice and Services
Here at Lone Star Paving, we provide paving and sealcoating services to homeowners and businesses with over 125 years of collective experience in the industry. Rely on us to get your paving needs done right. Contact us online or call us at 512-428-5778 for a free on-site consultation and get started today!