Investing in a new driveway isn’t cheap. Because of this, you’ll want to make sure that you get the most out of your concrete and keep it looking new for as long as possible. Here are three tips and tricks for increasing the longevity of your concrete driveway.
1. Fill in the Cracks
While you can delay driveway cracks with regular maintenance, eventual cracks are inevitable with time. When these cracks start to occur, the best way to keep them from expanding is by filling and sealing them. We recommend sealing your driveway every few years as preventative maintenance. Be sure to check your driveway for new cracks after any major weather event.
2. Prevent Water Damage
Water is the archenemy of concrete. By causing your driveway to expand and contract as the weather changes, it can break apart your concrete. When it comes to preventing cracks, it’s important to direct the drainage away from your concrete as much as possible.
3. Hire a Reliable Concrete Contractor
No amount of maintenance will make up for hiring an unqualified concrete contractor to begin with. To get the most out of your investment and ensure the longest lifespan possible for your driveway, make sure that you hire a professional to install your driveway.
At Port Aggregates, our experienced, professional contractors will make sure that all of the necessary steps have been taken to provide you with the highest quality concrete driveway. Contact us today to request a quote!