One of the best qualities of concrete is its durability. If you’re looking for pavement that will last for a long time and look good too, concrete is the right choice.
It’s common for concrete to last for 30 years with only minimal repairs and maintenance. However, in the best circumstances, this pavement will last 40 or 50 years.
That means you may not have to worry about your driveway or patio for half a century. Few other flooring materials and pavements can boast the same longevity.
How Much Maintenance Is Needed?
Not only does concrete last a long time, it’s also incredibly low maintenance.
Most of the time, early damages to concrete occur because it wasn’t installed properly. If the foundation wasn’t compacted, air pockets could be trapped under the concrete.
Over time, these pockets cave in, causing the concrete to sag and crack. However, even when this happens, you don’t have to scrap your concrete and start over.
Instead, a professional and experienced team can salvage your concrete and bring it back to its former glory.
Other maintenance tasks include fixing cracks with crack filler, adding stain coats for extra protection or design and lifting sinking slabs. Each of these tasks can be done relatively easily and affordably.
Which Is More Cost-Effective, Concrete or Asphalt?
One of the questions we get most often when people are adding a paved driveway is, what’s better, asphalt or concrete?
We won’t lie, asphalt is a cheaper initial investment. However, what you don’t see is that asphalt has about half the life of concrete and much higher maintenance costs as well.
In the end, if you’re looking for the best deal for your money, concrete is the way to go.
Where Can You Use Concrete?
With concrete, you’re not limited to just driveways or roads. This pavement has a variety of uses, some of which include stairs, garage floors, indoor floors, patios and much more.
With staining, epoxy and seal coats, you can choose from dozens of designs. You can make your concrete look like stone or tile without having to pay the high price of those materials.
Unlike asphalt or other materials, concrete not only looks elegant and sophisticated, but it keeps its form as well. It’s the best option on the market right now.
Ready to update your pavement? Give us a call! At Packman’s Coatings, we have expertise in using concrete in a wide variety of projects. We’ll help bring your dream pavement to life.