What to Know When Installing a Concrete Driveway


When it comes to durability and beauty, concrete driveways have it all. Concrete is a material that works well for most properties, and other projects, like concrete patios, are also popular. There are many options to consider when installing a concrete driveway. First, you'll need to decide what driveway style you desire and how much you want to spend on this project. Here are three things to know when putting in a concrete driveway. 

What Style Will Work Best

There's more to concrete driveways than you may realize. While concrete slabs are an excellent option for a simple driveway, decorative styles are available. Stamped and stained concrete can elevate your new driveway to another level. There's even a lot of variety for concrete slabs since different finish options, such as broom, smooth, and salt finishes, are available. Textured and stamped concrete can also mimic the look of pavers and natural stone. The options for concrete driveways are vast, which is why you will want to look into your options before deciding on a style.  

How Much You Can Spend

While there are plenty of concrete driveway options to consider, your budget needs to remain at the top of your mind when deciding. Not all concrete driveway styles are going to be in your price range. Factors that impact how much a concrete driveway costs to install include the length and width of the driveway, the depth of the concrete, and the style of driveway you select. On average, most concrete driveways range from $4 to $15 per square foot

How Long Your Driveway Will Last

When installing a concrete driveway, you will want to consider how long it will last and what you need to do to keep it in good condition for as long as possible. Concrete driveways last up to 30 years as long as you maintain them. A few things that will increase the longevity of your driveway include sealing it every few years and keeping it clean and free of debris. You will also want to stay off your driveway for a few days after the installation to let the concrete cure.

If you want to put in a concrete driveway, there are three things to know. First, there are many styles of concrete driveways, so it's a good idea to determine what you want for your home. Second, the cost of concrete driveways varies, so make sure to set a budget. Finally, consider how long your driveway will last and what you need to do to keep it looking great.  


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