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For All Of Your Driveway Woes
If you are tired of driving on a dirt or gravel driveway or looking to upgrade from your damaged concrete driveway we can work with you to craft the driveway you deserve.
We all know just how obnoxious it can be to drive on a nonexistent driveway but, not having a driveway can do more harm than you think. Dust and bouncing pebbles can cause serious harm to your vehicle by scratching paint and even damaging windows. But with our driveway installation services, we can prevent that from ever happening!
Unlike the traditional driveway contractors, we offer more than just the ability to install the standard concrete driveway. We offer materials like pavers, brick, and even stone driveways. If your home doesn’t have a driveway, having one installed is one of the best investments that you can make as a new driveway can significantly increase your home’s value and make it more attractive on the open market when you look to sell.
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The Types Of Driveways We Install
The most common form of driveway on the market is concrete and its for good reason. Concrete is an extremely durable, long-lasting material that can withstand heavy vehicle traffic with ease.
Compared to other masonry materials, concrete is one of the more affordable options as pricing starts at an average of 5 dollars a square foot for the average two-car driveway.
Pavers have been a driveway material that homeowners love to work with and design thanks to the wide selection of pavers like brick pavers, concrete pavers, and natural stone pavers.
Pavers are also extremely durable but in the off chance a paver does break, replacing a paver is as simple as taking it out and replacing it with a new paver.
Due to the natural cleft texture of flagstone, flagstone is a perfect material to be used on a driveway when you have sprinkler systems that soak your driveway.
Unlike concrete driveways, flagstone is a high-density material, making them extremely resistant to weather changes and the freeze & thaw cycle that would force concrete to crack easily. Even in extreme weather, flagstone will not spall or deteriorate.
Unfortunately, concrete is a material that is known for cracking and when your concrete driveway cracks, you are losing valuable curb appeal and structural integrity in the slab itself. But just because you see cracks doesn’t mean you have to replace the entire slab, we offer concrete repair!
We can fill those pesky cracks, restoring your slab’s appearance and the structural integrity that the slab may have lost from cracking. By restoring the integrity of the slab, you can enable the slab to serve you for years to come! But, repairs are only a temporary solution as eventually, cracks will become too large to repair and the concrete will have to be replaced but a repair can squeeze another 10 years out of the surface!
Even though masonry is a durable building material, if your driveway has mortar joints, that’s where the problems can begin. Over time, the mortar that is used will begin to wear down from heavy weathering and exposure to moisture. But there are ways you can repair this corrosion, tuckpointing, and repointing.
Tuckpointing can be performed when small holes or tiny sections of the mortar is missing. A small filler is used to fill these gaps in the mortar to help resist additional water damage and corrosion. Repointing, however, is for exterior mortar that has large areas missing and in most cases, the exterior mortar will have to be chipped out and replaced with new material. Either way, masonry repair is much more affordable than having a new masonry driveway installed!
Brick has been a staple in driveways for decades for the complex bond patterns and the wide selection of pavers including red, brown and orange hues that are achieved with new pavers, recycled and tumbled bricks.
One of the main reasons why so many homeowners trust bricks is that a properly maintained brick driveway has the ability to last upwards of 25 years with minimal maintenance.
Basalt is a stone that offers a unique appearance and modern design on driveways. The selling points of basalt stone is that they are relatively low maintenance and won’t be affected by the subtropical climate of Virginia.
Basalt is also resistant to high levels of heat, is extremely durable and is eco-friendly as it is a naturally regenerative material, from lava flow and also form in small intrusive bodies.
Cobblestone is a timeless and elegant material that has been used on pathways for centuries. With a durable and resilient surface, there isn’t much that these stones can’t stand up to!
While they may be on the more expensive side of masonry, they are known to stand the test of time and many homeowners have found that to be worthy of the investment.
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The Benefits Of Masonry
Masonry driveways can last decades, bricks, for example, can last at least 25 years with proper maintenance.
A masonry driveway can increase the value of your home by 5-10 percent based on where your home is.
Masonry is an all-natural building material and doesn’t wreak havoc on the environment when used.
When working with masonry, there are dozens of options and bond patterns that can be achieved.
Masonry is resistant to the effects of heavy rain, strong winds, and even hail.
Thanks to the natural texture of masonry, stone or brick surfaces offer slip and skid resistance.
When paired with a sealer, maintenance can be as simplistic as sweeping; or blown off, and mopping regularly.
Most masonry can be recycled after use and turned into landscaping or to make other building materials.
Concrete Driveway Aprons
There are 2 main types of apron, asphalt and concrete aprons. The apron or the approach of your driveway will see plenty of abuse in its service life due to cars and heavy trucks that might make their way onto your driveway without you knowing. This is fairly common when people turn around when heading the wrong direction, especially if you live in a busier part of town.
Whereas an asphalt apron can become moldable and damaged from heavy use, a concrete driveway apron can withstand the abuse from heavy vehicle traffic, is easy to clean and will add a new dynamic to the home, especially when mixing materials.
A common add on that many homeowners perform during a driveway install is the installation of new walkways. This is because a new material on the driveway can clash with the materials you may have on your walkways. For example, a brick driveway may not pair well with concrete walkways due to color differences.
But we can improve the flow of your home after your driveway installation no matter the material you use by continuing said material onto the walkways, creating a flow to the main entryways of your home. When a home is consistent, you will see a vast improvement in the curb appeal of the house as well as an increase in the home’s value.