Categories for Concrete Driveways

The Benefits of a Concrete Driveway

August 18, 2022

Is a concrete driveway worth it? As a homeowner, this may be a question you have been trying to answer over the years. A concrete driveway is something you should consider. So, what are the benefits of concrete driveways? 1. Enhanced Load-Bearing Capacity Your driveway is one of the areas in your home subject to a lot of weight. A concrete driveway can handle the weight because it has a higher load-bearing capacity than other types, such as gravel driveways. Load-bearing lorries entering or leaving your home can cause severe damage to your gravel driveway. That’s why you need to... View Article

Can a Snowblower Damage a Concrete Driveway?

December 15, 2021

When the snow really starts to pile up, you may be thanking your lucky stars for your snowblower. But wait—can a snowblower damage a concrete driveway? Because if your snowblower damages your driveway, you may be cursing those same stars instead. The short answer is yes, a snowblower can damage your driveway. The long answer is that you can avoid snowblower damage if you know which type of snowblower to use and how to properly use it. Read on for some more information about snowblowers and how to avoid snowblower damage to your concrete driveway. Different types of snowblowers There... View Article

Protecting Your Concrete Driveway in the Winter

November 10, 2021

Frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall take a toll on many aspects of our homes, but this time of year is particularly hard on our concrete driveways. Winter is when most concrete cracks occur, which shorten the surface’s lifespan and lead to expensive repairs. The good news is that a little bit of preparation can go a long way in preventing concrete disasters. Keep reading to learn more about winter concrete protection: Start winter off right: Set yourself up for success by getting your driveway ready now. Your first step is to clear off any fallen leaves or twigs before the... View Article

Summer Concrete Driveway Maintenance

August 16, 2021

One perk of owning your own home is having your own driveway. Depending on the layout of your lot, you can design the length, shape and material makeup of your driveway to your desired specifications. Just like your lawn or your hedges, though, your driveway will require some summer maintenance. While you could just pour a concrete driveway and leave it be, if you’re trying to get it to last as long as possible, that isn’t the way to go. What you should do is use some of these summer concrete driveway maintenance tips to ensure you get the most... View Article

How to Care for Concrete in Summer

February 25, 2019

Concrete is a durable, long-lasting material that is perfect for constructing patios, sidewalks or driveways on your property. However, it is much like other materials in that it is not invulnerable to the harshness of the elements and outdoor temperatures. Extreme weather can take its toll on concrete driveways in Racine, WI, leaving homeowners and business owners with unsightly cracks and other forms of damage that can be expensive to fix. Concrete typically has the most trouble in cold winter weather, but it can be damaged in extremely hot temperatures, as well. Summer concrete care begins with construction. If not... View Article

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