Concrete driveways were once universal and everywhere throughout the UK but this specific surfacing option has received a bum rap in recent times and it’s no longer the proverbial liege within the groundwork trade.
What’s So Terrible About Concrete? It Was Popular for Decades; What Changed?
It’s not that anything changed about concrete, per se. It has more to do with the fact that it really hasn’t changed at all.
Imprinted and stamped concrete has done its best to parody the look of the paving options that have left it in the dust but, at the end of the day, concrete doesn’t have the merits to match up:
- You can replace marred or cracked sections but the discolouration and visible inconsistency of the new patch will be incongruous and unpleasant.
- To vitalise an alluring exterior of stamped or plain concrete, you have to reseal the surface a minimum of once or twice per year. Otherwise, the material will putrefy and spoil much more quickly.
- Concrete is an electromagnet for grease stains and lubricant blemishes. Once they are rooted, good luck trying to erase them.
- DIY concrete work is outrageously difficult and obliges a shocking amount of paraphernalia, planning, and groundwork prep.
The solution? Team up with a reliable driveways company in Nottingham and change over to elaborate block pavement.
Block Paving? Why?
Block paving stands firm for decades and it’s an unalloyed, palatial work of art when done properly.
No two design schemes or colour palettes are the exact same and you can add a thousand pounds to your property’s market value for every few square meters of cut-block pavement. Ask your local surfacing experts to flick through some options with you and your family.