Concrete Driveway Installation and Repair Alpharetta, Georgia
Driveways are the entrance to ones residence and require just as much attention as any other part of a front yard. The most attractive driveways are made out of concrete, pavers, brick or stone. Masonry Alpharetta are experts in designs and laying driveways with perfection. They understand curve appeal and use these materials to improve the decoration of one's landscape. Concrete driveways can be an useful tool for landscaping and gives your guest and neighbors a great first impression of your residence.
There are two options when it comes to choosing what type of driveway to use. Asphalt or concrete (with bricks, stones or paver) which both come with their own pros and cons. Concrete is the more popular option because requires less maintenance and it is far more durable that asphalt. Asphalt does not react well to change in temperature as it cracks and shrinks. Concrete will only crack under intense pressure.
The average driveway lasts twenty to thirty years. Sometimes a concrete driveway could last the same lifetime as your home but over its lifetime, it can experience discoloration, cracking or sinking. It can be a critical decision to know when is the correct time to replace a driveway. Residences and general contractors look to Masonry Alpharetta to help them make that decision. When a new customer calls Masonry Alpharetta, a skilled technician will go access the job and decide if it is repairable or if it is time to replace.
There are a plethora of repairs that could be needed on a concrete or stone-patterned driveway. The simplest one could be done the same day the concrete professional visits a job site. A patch or small crack that is approximately ¼ inch wide do not pose a threat to the structural integrity of the driveway. The issue with patches or fillers are they are not water tight, visible to the naked eye, and are temporary. Resurfacing concrete is done to cover holes more that ¼ inch wide or to correct discoloration. Resurfacing is the process of adding a thin layer of cement to the top of the existing concrete. Customers have the option to add decorative stamping or stenciling when resurfacing driveways. If there is no large crack, the concrete could be engraved or recoloring to cover the imperfection. For example, to repair a brick driveway, the contractor could engrave matching brick grout lines to keep the pattern linear and pleasing to the eye.
When it is time to replace a driveway, there are a many options Masonry Alpharetta offers. They will help clients plan the best option for their desires and budget. Contact them today to discover what can be done with a driveway!