Functional, Beautiful Concrete Driveways
A concrete driveway can be much more than just functional; it can be a beautiful addition to your home or business. With the skilled services provided here at Benz & Associates, we can give you a poured concrete driveway that will be both attractive and long-lasting.
Our estimators are always considerate of our clients’ budgets, and will be able to offer you a variety of options to suit your particular needs. When it comes to driveways in St. Louis and the surrounding area, you won’t find a better company to work with than Benz & Associates.
Concrete is one of the most popular material choices for St. Louis, MO driveways. But nowadays, the word ‘concrete’ means so much more than just a boring slab of gray. Decorative and stamped concrete are inexpensive ways to get a unique and impressive driveway.
Our concrete driveway services for St. Louis include:
- Textured & Stamped Concrete
- Exposed Aggregate Finish
- Decorative Driveway Edges
- Concrete Sealing & Maintenance
- Concrete Restoration & Repairs
Driveways are the routes linking the street to your property, which makes them one of the first features people see when visiting your home. Professionally-installed St. Louis driveways can last for two decades or more, which is why homeowners are often willing to pay extra to make driveways stand out.
Before hiring a contractor to install a driveway, you’ll need to be sure they have experience installing the specific kind of driveway you’re looking for. Each type requires specific skills and knowledge to install, and you want to be sure the contractor you hire knows how to do the job correctly the first time.
When shopping around, make sure prospective contractors include base materials in their written proposals. Low bids may be tempting, but often mean that the contractor plans to skimp on the base, which will lead to a weaker driveway that will fail prematurely. Get multiple bids to compare how much base each driveway installer recommends for your project.
Concrete vs. Asphalt Driveways
By far the two most popular driveway materials in the U.S. are concrete and asphalt. When deciding to install a new driveway, homeowners often wonder what the differences are. Many times, the choice comes down to what is right for the climate you live in.
In the hot summers, St. Louis driveways made of asphalt will be much hotter to the touch than concrete, due to the dark color of the material. And of course, as mentioned above, concrete has many aesthetic options that simply aren’t available with asphalt driveways.
Asphalt driveways are less expensive to install than concrete driveways. However, they tend to need more maintenance, and don’t last as long as a concrete driveway. In fact, when properly installed and maintained, a concrete driveway can last up to 50 years!
We feel there are many good reasons to choose a concrete driveway in St. Louis. But, regardless of the material used, it’s even more important that you hire a qualified construction company who will meet every professional installation standard. You also want to make sure that the contractor you hire plans the driveway out properly, so that you don’t run into problems down the road due to poor drainage or lack of proper reinforcement.
Your driveway plays a huge role in the presentation of your home. It is one of the first things that people will see when arriving at your property. If you want to preserve the aesthetics of your home, and at the same time make a great investment in its future value, then allow Benz & Associates to create a beautiful driveway just for you. We will work with you to come up with a reasonable estimate that suits your budget and style preferences.