Curb appeal is very important for most homeowners in Minneapolis, Minnesota. However, it is not enough for a concrete driveway to be appealing, it has to function well to make it a safe space to drive on. Recreating the entire driveway would be a good waste of time and money when there are easier and more affordable options. Resurfacing and refinishing driveways are now the trend in the remodeling industry. Read on and learn more about it.
Benefits of Repairing Concrete Driveways
Repairs are meant to fix things. Resurfacing and refinishing are ideal solutions for breathing new life to old driveways. But why choose to repair than replace?
- A repair is more affordable than a replacement. It uses fewer materials and requires less manpower. However, there are factors that could affect the actual costs, such as extensive surface preparation, custom add-ons, size of the job, and the type of repairs done.
- There is a broad range of designs, patterns, and colors for you to choose from. Rather than having a plain gray driveway, yours can now be in a matching or complementing color as the rest of the house.
- Although repairs involve an old slab and a small amount or a thin layer of overlay or coating, a resurfaced or refinished driveway is durable enough to last for years.
Decorative Concrete Resurfacing and Refinishing Options
Stamped overlay is a popular solution to renewing the look and improving the function of a driveway. The imprinted pattern on a concrete stamped driveway creates a texture that enhances traction, making the driveway a safer surface to drive on, whether it is sloped and wet.
A spray knockdown finish is also great on driveways. This coating is sprayed on the surface and troweled to create that unique texture. The troweled concrete finish is slip-resistant and it stays cool, great for rubber tires on a hot and humid day.
If the driveway is structurally sound, staining it can enhance its look almost immediately. It can also hide ugly grease stains and discoloration. This can be applied directly on an old driveway or on an overlay or coating.
Make the driveway less dreadful with decorative concrete. Call (612) 268-6687 to know your options.
When it comes to concrete driveways, the only name to trust is Minneapolis Concrete Artisans. We have over 20 years of experience in resurfacing and refinishing concrete surfaces to improve both function and form. We want you to be informed. Call or email us to schedule a free consultation and quote today.