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Concrete Makes A Great Driveway

by Matthew Fields

When it comes to your paving project there are a few different options that you have. You can either pave with asphalt or you can pave with ready mix concrete. The good news is that both of these materials are used widely and are considered to be great materials. So, for the most part you will not have a problem with either of these choices. However, there are a few different benefits that each give you. This article will cover just a few of the reasons why many people choose to pave with concrete.

Durability

There is no denying just how durable concrete is as a material. In fact it is one of the most widely used materials in all of construction. From house foundations to the highways and freeways that you drive on everyday, concrete is used. The reason concrete is so durable is that it is constructed out of some of the most durable materials. The limestone aggregate that goes into the concrete mix is extremely dense limestone so it does not have a lot of porosity. This means that water is not able to penetrate and expand through the limestone. If you are looking for perhaps the most durable materials then you should give concrete some serious consideration.

Colors

Many people think that concrete is the gray color that you see at all the parks and on the sidewalks. The truth is that concrete can be any color that you want it to be. When the concrete is being mixed color additives can be put into the mix to create any color that you wish it to be. This gives you the option to create your entire concrete slab and make it all one exact color, or you can separate the slab into different sections all with a separate color. 

Finish Options

Another huge perk of paving with asphalt is that you have many different finish options. You can have the concrete stamped into a specific pattern. The different patterns that you can choose largely depend on the contractor that you are working with. However, some of the common patterns include tile, stone, and wood. You can also have a specific lacquer put on the concrete that gives it a polished or a matte finish. When it comes to having options there is not a better way to pave than with concrete. The concrete will give you the flexibility to customize the look of your pavement. 

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