When thinking of renovating our homes, the driveway is often overlooked. But the driveway can have a huge impact on the overall impression of a house. This is even more important if you are thinking of either selling or renting out your property. Concept Concrete service all of Melbourne, and specialise in architectural concrete and formwork design in both the domestic and commercial sectors. Below they have outlined four things to consider when choosing a driveway.

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Wear and tear

The best driveways are designed to reflect the style of the home and surrounding areas. But it’s not just about aesthetics. Before the cement is mixed and the pavers are ready to lay it’s worth looking into the longevity of the driveway. Unlike the rest of the floor services around the home, which have to mainly deal with foot traffic, the driveway has to deal with heavy vehicles. Therefore, you will need to consider what types of materials will be able to withstand wear and tear caused by tyre marks, oil stains and the vehicles themselves. Pavers that are darker in colour are more forgiving so should be your first option. But there are other paving materials for driveways too. Concept Concrete offer a range of paving materials that will suit your needs.

Architectural features to complement your home

Whether you’re looking for a more rugged look or a streamlined one, the driveway can be designed as an architectural feature to complement your home. One of the best ways you can do this is by following the style of the rest of the home exterior. It’s possible that the driveway can detract from the home and its value if it is not designed in line with the rest of the house.

Work with the design and layout of the existing driveway

One of the easiest ways to bring a bit of design to your driveway is by getting creative with how you lay the pavers. This is great news for those who love a bit of DIY. They can get creative with cobblestone by laying it in a way that will fit in with the style and shape of the driveway. However, for those needing a little inspiration, Concept Concrete can step in. Our team can provide you with the consultation, design, engineering and necessary permits to complete the construction of your driveway. We also offer a wide range of services including landscape design and can create gardens and outdoor living spaces to bring your home and outdoors together.

Ongoing maintenance

You may think once the driveway is paid for, you will not have to spend any more money on it for years to come. But consideration needs to be paid to how much maintenance will be required once your driveway is completed. Having grass as part of the driveway may provide a distinctive and unique look, but it will require more work. Therefore, it’s good to bear in mind how much you are willing to spend on maintenance after the initial work to the driveway is completed.

Choosing the right paving contractor is important for driveways. Concept Concrete and our professional team of tradespeople will work together with you to provide exceptional workmanship and a great finish. Contact us today to discuss your concrete driveway solutions on free phone 1300 366 343.