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3 Reasons to Replace Your Concrete Driveway this Summer

Summer in the Pacific Northwest is an ideal time to start your next concrete project.

In our previous article, we discussed the extra precautions needed to pour concrete in the heat. But can summer still be an ideal time to replace your concrete driveway that you’ve been meaning to restore?

The answer: Absolutely!

In fact, you may actually be saving significant costs down the road. In this post we’ll discuss the top three reasons to replace your driveway this summer:

  • Saving money
  • Improving aesthetics and value
  • Reducing liability
Cracked concrete worn driveway

Saving money

One of the chief reasons to replace your concrete this summer is the cost. You can avoid a huge bill if you replace your concrete now while you have extra time off work and before time and the weather make small problems even worse.

For instance, what may appear as small cracks today will grow over time, turning into deep ridges that will cost even more to repair during the winter months. With a brand-new, sealed, secured slab, you can be assured that your driveway will be strong for the upcoming seasons and for years to come.

Improving aesthetics and value

A brand new driveway opens up a world of style possibilities for your home. You can opt for a custom stamped designs, unique exposed aggregate, or a sleek sand finish (browse our portfolio for some inspiration). Your summertime guests might not expect much from a driveway, but when you can show them something special, you’ll blow them away.

If you are considering selling your home soon or just want to increase its value, a new custom driveway can significantly boost your curb appeal.

Reducing liability

As noted before, small cracks in your driveway can pose big problems down the road. Not only can that cause damage to your vehicles, but can also pose safety hazards especially when entertaining during the summer. Installing a properly designed and sealed driveway will reassure you and your family for years to come.

GWC Decorative Concrete is the premier concrete contractor in Portland, Oregon. When you’re ready to tackle your next project, contact us for a complimentary consultation.