Creative Living One of the best attributes of a decorative concrete driveway is how little maintenance and routine care it will need over its lifetime. But no driveway paving material—including concrete—is truly maintenance-free. Here are some tips for preserving the life and appearance of your investment.
Clean and reapply sealer as needed.
Cleaning your driveway on occasion and keeping it sealed are the best measures you can take to keep it looking its best. How often you clean and reseal will depend on the weather conditions the concrete is exposed to and the amount of vehicle traffic it receives. Generally, you should reseal a concrete driveway every two years or so, or when the finish begins to show wear. Good commercial sealers are available from Concrete material suppliers and hardware stores. Or ask your contractor for recommendations. Always apply the sealer according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Remove stains immediately.
While a sealer will help to protect your Concrete Driveway Virginia Beach from stain absorption, it’s still a good idea to remove oil, gasoline, grease and other spills as soon as possible. If the concrete does discolor, pressure washing and certain cleaning chemicals will remove most stains.
Avoid using de-icing chemicals.
Using de-icers on your Concrete Driveway Virginia Beach in the winter can cause surface damage—primarily scaling and spalling—by forcing the thawing and refreezing of moisture. Products containing ammonium nitrates and ammonium sulphates are especially harmful because they will actually attack the concrete chemically. Rock salt (sodium chloride) or calcium chloride will do less damage, but they can harm vegetation and corrode metal. Avoid the use of any de-icers the first winter after concrete driveway replacement, since new concrete is more susceptible to the harmful effects of salt. As an alternative, use sand for traction.
Treat it with care.
Although your Concrete Driveway Virginia Beach one of the most durable paving materials for driveway construction, the typical residential driveway isn’t engineered to support heavy vehicles (like a huge moving van) and large construction equipment. Also use care when plowing or shoveling your driveway. Avoid the use of metal blades that might scrape or scratch the surface.
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Your Concrete Driveway Virginia Beach is an important part of your landscaping because it gives guests and neighbors a first impression of your home. It is also likely that your Concrete Driveway Virginia Beach will be driven on every day. That means in addition to looking good, it needs to be durable and functional.
A well-designed driveway will take into account the surrounding landscape as well as your home’s architectural style. Additionally, the width and layout of your driveway will impact how accessible your home is. There are a variety of layout options for residential driveways you can choose from to accommodate your needs. Your next decision is to choose the best material to use to pave your driveway, considering your budget and design goals. The material you select for your driveway also must durable enough to resist tire marks, oil drips and deicing chemicals. You will also want to consider accessories that make your driveway safer and more appealing, such as gates and lighting.
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Considering concrete for your new driveway? A beautiful driveway does so much more than serve as a glorified parking lot. It leads the eye up from the road to your home, which is aesthetically pleasing. A driveway can also become an extension of your style and personality, with many textures, materials, and colors to choose from. A concrete driveway from Creative Living combines quality workmanship and materials to create a product that lasts for many years.
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Concrete steps are the most prominent feature to any entryway so quality of construction is very important. Creative Living has the experience and expertise to transform your old deteriorated steps into something you can be proud of. New concrete steps also add value to your home or business.
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A concrete patio can enhance a backyard and add value to your home. Patios are solid surfaces, sloped to allow water to flow off into your yard. They are not physically attached to your house, and in most cases do not require city permits or inspections. They can be excavated and built at ground level, or base material can be added and compacted to raise them feet off the ground.
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A new concrete walkway will improve the curb appeal of any home or business. Sidewalks and steps can be decorated with colors and designs to match or complement any surroundings. The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating concrete walkways and staircases. Professional concrete companies can help homeowners achieve stunning visual effects by combining decorative concrete walkways and color-stained stairways and landings that coordinate colors and patterns.
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Stained Concrete can assume nearly any shape, design, pattern or texture. But the one characteristic that most distinguishes decorative concrete is color–whether used subtly to blend with nature, or boldly to make a dramatic statement. Creative Living offers many options when it comes to colors and custom colors are available. If you’re tired of your old stained or wore out carpet or chipped or busted tile then stained concrete may be right for you.
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There are many ways to utilize stamped concrete, for uses to driveways, sidewalks to patios. Stamped concrete has been in use for thousands of years to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, stone, tile, wood.
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