HOUSTON, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Many homeowners make resolutions to spruce up their home for the New Year. Repairing cracks in a paved driveway, or adding gorgeous pavestone and other materials, is a great way to add instant curbside appeal. Concrete Houston is currently offering several specials for new concrete driveways to celebrate the New Year.
Why Use Concrete?
Driveways in Houston can be made of a number of products or finishes depending on the customer's budget, taste, and desire for durability. Concrete has stood the test of time as one of the most popular products for finishing driveways and walkways because of its durable nature and relatively inexpensive cost. However, concrete can also be finished in a variety of beautiful textures and patterns to customize a home's appearance.
How is a Concrete Driveway Made?
Concrete is a poured product and must be mixed on-site and layered into a prepared bed. In order to make concrete more durable, sand and rock are added to the mixture. Once dry, this mixture is incredibly long-lasting and resists cracking if applied with proper pressure joints.
A crew from Concrete Houston will finish any driveway job quickly and professionally. Depending on the substance of an existing driveway, some digging is to be expected. Any former materials must be cleared out of the way to allow for a solid bed for the new concrete. Once the area is smoothed and scraped to the proper incline to allow for drainage, your new driveway will be lined with a gravel underlay. This provides support for the new concrete and cushions it from impact caused by heavy vehicles.
The concrete forms are laid to give your driveway a sharp edge and to build in compression joints to combat contraction and expansion during times of heat and cold. Finally, the new concrete is poured and allowed to cure for a couple of days after being smoothed and finished.
Customers who prefer to have a more decorative driveway can choose colored concrete or have patterns stamped into the drive that mimic stones or bricks. If the process is done well, there will be little difference between a stamped concrete drive and one of expensive materials in terms of appearance.
New Year's Specials for New and Old Customers
Customers who are considering an update to their driveways are making a good investment in today's housing market. With so many people trying to sell homes and home values being driven down, it pays to have all the extras possible, including great curb appeal. A refinished driveway can give an entirely new look to a home, providing aesthetic appeal as well as durable value.
Concrete Houston is offering a variety of specials to allow customers to take advantage of the lowest seasonal prices on concrete installation. Customers can call 713-99794 for more information about these specials.
This winter, customers can take advantage of Concrete Houston's special offers and make the New Year's resolution to beautify and improve their homes, driving up value and building an amenity that will give them enjoyment for years to come.
SOURCE Concrete Houston