If you are planning to concrete your driveway, walkway, or patio, you should consider imprinted concrete. You have many options to choose from, and it offers you many benefits. For example, it increases the value of your home, slip-resistant, drainage system, and controls cracks and lessens the need for using concrete repair product all the time.
1. Increase Your Home's Property Value
Home buyers take notice of an imprinted concrete driveway, as it adds curb appeal to your home. The patterns and artistic designs add an aesthetic value to your home. Installing a more customized and unique imprinted driveway will also attract even more home-buyers, so you can sell your home quicker.
2. Protect You From Slipping
On traditional concrete driveways, walkways, patios, and more, they can get slippery when they get wet. When a concrete contractor installs your imprinted driveway, they will likely put a slip resistant coating over it to keep you and your children safe. If they do not put this coating on your driveway, you should be able to do it yourself. You can purchase this at most home supply stores. Follow the directions on the packaging on how to apply it.
3. Makes Your Driveway Look Artistic
When you choose an imprinted driveway or walkway, there are a range of patterns and designs available. You can choose compass patterns, such as geometric designs, stone, and intricate circles. You can also blend colors to make it look even more unique and artistic.
Some concrete contractors offer even more services, such as creating attractive rails, steps, and access ramps to compliment your driveway, walkway, or patio. They may also add lighting to the surface of the imprinted concrete to add a dramatic flair.
Most homeowners are concerned with concrete cracking over time due to wear and tear, dropping heavy objects, and thawing and freezing moisture. To keep this from happening with imprinted concrete, your contractor may add control joints when they are laying it to lessen the chance of cracking. They integrate these joints with the patterns so they are not seen.
Offers A Drainage System
Drainage is an important feature of an imprinted concrete driveway, and the contractor can design it in a way so it blends in with your chosen pattern. This will not compromise the aesthetic appeal or style.
If this is something you are interested in, talk with a concrete contractor. They can show you the many options you have, such as color choices, designs, etc. that they offer.