Concrete for Driveways
Your driveway is one of the first things that visitors will take note of upon arrival at your property. Not only does an old, poorly maintained driveway lower the appeal of your home (especially if you plan to sell), cracks, lumps, bumps and potholes can cause damage to vehicles. In fact, a new driveway may increase the value of your home by up to 10%!
At Wright Minimix Ltd, we supply bespoke, affordable concrete mixes for DIY, trade and commercial customers across the South West and South Wales. If you are interested in creating a concrete driveway, contact our team for a suitable mix quote. We can also provide you with any further advice and guidance you may need for your project.
Why choose concrete over asphalt for your driveway?
Concrete is often cheaper in the long term
Whilst you may initially be attracted to asphalt due to its lower initial installation costs, it requires more frequent maintenance and repair on average than concrete. In fact, asphalt usually requires resealing every 2-3 years to keep it in good condition, whilst concrete does not require this.
Concrete driveways have a longer lifespan
A concrete driveway has an average lifespan of 30-40 years, whilst you can expect an asphalt driveway to last between 10-20 years before replacement is required.
Concrete has more decorative options
Concrete also offers many more decorative options than asphalt, which is only ever black and tar-like in appearance. Concrete takes very well to staining and different finishing options can open up multiple colour and texture options for you to exploit. That means that your driveway doesn’t have to be a choice between grey or black if you don’t want it to be.
How to ensure the perfect concrete driveway
A concrete driveway is only as good as the sub base it sits upon. One of the most common reported problems with concrete driveways is their tendency to sink over time. This is an issued caused by a poor sub base moving underneath or water leakages that cause the sub base to become soft.
When preparing for a concrete driveway, it is therefore advised that you consult a professional to help ensure that your sub base and foundations are prepared correctly to ensure optimal results. For a cost-effective quote for ready mix concrete, call our team today on 0117 958 2090.
Benefits of ready mix concrete
Each individual batch of ready-made concrete is completely bespoke and is custom-made based on the clients’ requirements. There are several benefits of utilising ready mix concrete and these include:
Using ready mix concrete significantly reduces costs as it curtails material consumption and storage costs too. It also eliminates the need to have a labourer on site to mix the cement on site too.
All batches of ready mix concrete are accurately measured, therefore there is no wastage which is also beneficial for reducing expenses.
Using ready mix concrete also reduces the need for onsite storage which is more cost effective and is also is more convenient too.
You can feel confident that you will receive a high-quality concrete product by using ready mix concrete. The quality of RMC is always maintained as you are working to specific requirements.
You may be surprised to know that ready mix concrete is very eco-friendly! If we consider that the core ingredients of concrete are cement, water and aggregate, that is in abundant supply and don’t have a greater impact on the environment (whilst being extracted)
As the batches of ready mix concrete are all custom made, there is little or no wastage and any surplus materials can be easily reclaimed and refurbished back to their natural condition with leftover ready mix concrete being readily reused or recycled.
We are the right people for you – let’s work together!
Contact us on 0117 958 2090 today to get a quote or to find out more.