Most homes in the suburbs have a driveway, so if you’re a homeowner, you might be wondering what material you should choose for yours. We’re going to outline some pros and cons of the concrete driveway, a fixture you’ll see frequently. Is it the best choice for your home? Find out in today’s blog, and learn more about concrete in your home on our website here.

The Pros 

  • They require little maintenance. Concrete driveways are very easy to maintain, requiring only small amounts of cleaning and repair and lasting for many years. Most cleaning can be done with a broom, soap, and water for spills, or the occasional power wash to really make things sparkle like new again. Small cracks are easy to repair when caught early, especially with the help of Tolley Concrete’s services (which you can get a free quote for here). 
  • They’re more inexpensive than cobblestone or brick options. And they typically last longer, too. Concrete is one of the strongest building materials; which is one of the reasons why it’s one of the most common ones used throughout the world. 
  • They can be customized. You no longer have to use a material other than concrete to design a driveway that can stand out from the crowd. Concrete driveways have a variety of finishes available to change things up, as well as different colors, patterns, and textures to choose from.

The Cons  

  • They’re more expensive than asphalt or gravel. If cost is the number one factor, concrete driveways fall to asphalt or gravel. However, be sure to factor in repair costs and your driveway’s lifespan when looking at this long-term investment. 
  • They don’t mix well with oil. If your car is leaking oil or fluids, it can cause some stains on your concrete that are tough to get out if not caught when they occur. Yearly maintenance and sealing can help prevent permanent staining.

There’s a reason why so many customers choose a concrete driveway for their home. Customize your own with us today by visiting our website to learn more about us.