How To Transform Your Front Yard On A Budget

If you’ve had the same old front yard for a while, then you may have considered upgrading at some point. The wonderful thing about working with gardens is that you don’t have to break the bank to have a fabulous looking garden. You can do a lot with recycled home appliances or even just spending a little bit to achieve a wonderful and unique looking front yard that will compliment your exposed aggregate driveway perfectly.

 

Start with borders

If you have a flowerbed in your front yard, then it’s a great idea to add a border to it. You can buy cheap options for this or even use recycled items such as glass bottles – which will add a unique flair to your garden. Using glass bottles can also be a great environmentally friendly option because not only are you recycling glass, but the open bottles will collect rainfall and fill up over time. That rainwater can be used to water the garden instead of using water from your hose.

 

Cheap plants

There are a variety of plants you can purchase on a budget that can look amazing and can add a lot to your front yard. You can even purchase a number of tall plants with thick leaves and put them at the front of your yard – that way they can act as a visual barrier. This is a great alternative for if you want some privacy but don’t want to fork out to have a large fence or wall built. Also, spreading flowers throughout your front yard adds colour and character to it. This can also encourage a healthy gardening habit.

 

Water features

You can use old items such as watering cans or basically anything else that has an opening to create a water fountain without purchasing an elaborate pre-made product. You can even combine two items and use something else as a base. Old barrels, tins or pots are all great examples of the types of items that can be used to create water fountains.

You can also create a pond in your front yard by digging a hole and purchasing some polyethylene lining to put in. Whether you want to put a fountain in the middle of your pond or not is entirely up to you – but if you decide to go without then you add stones at the bottom, lily pads to float on top and even plant flowers around the edge to decorate it.

 

Add a bench

An antique looking bench can be picked up from a garage sale or antique shop at bargain prices if you’re lucky. Adding something like this to your front yard will instantly transform it. Even if you don’t actually use it, it’s the aesthetic tone that matters. That being said it can also be used on sunny days when you just want to relax outside. Add some cushions to it for that extra layer of comfort.

 

Keep your lawn in shape

Even something as simple as mowing it regularly, pulling out weeds and trimming hedges can greatly improve your front yards image. Keeping it neat, tidy and minimalistic is just as good as adding impressive features to it. It really depends what you’re going for. Even if you want something more eccentric though, it’s still important to maintain upkeep of your front yard.

Clearing your exposed aggregate driveway of leaves or dirt on a regular basis counts as maintenance as well. This keeps your concrete in good condition as well as improves the tidiness of your front yard. Creating edges and clear distinctions between your exposed aggregate driveway and grass or even between your grass and flowerbed – if you don’t already have a barrier – is another fabulous way to transform your front yard, giving it a clean and contemporary look.

 

Looking for an exposed aggregate driveway in Melbourne?

If you’re after an exposed aggregate driveway, then Prestige Concrete Services is the company for you. We offer a wide variety of services and have proven experience with residentialcommunity and local government projects. Our highly qualified contractors will work within the set time constraints to get the job done in the most efficient way possible, working around your schedule as not to inconvenience you.

If you would like to know more about getting an exposed aggregate driveway in your front yard, then please give us a call on 0411 440 157 or send us a message through our website here.

The Concrete Backyard

In our last blog, we spoke about how concrete furniture may be the future. Well, today we’ll continue to ride the concrete machine but this time switching our attention to the yard. With neutral colours becoming fashionable and desirable for homes, concrete is taking over the backyard setting more and more as nothing is more neutral than grey – the natural colour of concrete. As concrete contractors, we believe that having a backyard made up entirely of concrete is a 2019 trend worth having, here are some reasons why.

 

The aesthetic

You want your yard to look nice, don’t you? Well, concrete can have a variety of aesthetic effects and impacts depending on which type you go with. If you’re looking for a more industrial look then your traditional concrete with neutral tones is an easy way to go. For a more modern look, you can try out exposed aggregate with its endless material and style combinations.

Our concrete contractors will be able to help you with the different type of aggregates you can combine to find the look you’re after. Finally, you can jazz things up a little and opt for coloured concrete which will add a fun aesthetic into the mix, and you can match it to your home or garden or even contrast it. There is a huge array of possibilities and outcomes that can be reached with concrete making it ideal for almost anyone.

 

The benefits

The reality is that Australia is dry climate, having a garden with grass is a lottery as it will probably end up being dry most of the time unless you’re going out of your way to water it. With concrete, you don’t have to worry about that. It will survive the heat and the wet. Its maintenance is very little in comparison to maintaining grass as it only needs to a good sweep every now and then and – depending on how much it is used – re-sealing every 2 – 5 years.

As opposed to grass which needs mowing typically once a month, depending on how much it grows, and of course, mowing the lawn only works effectively if the grass is dry so you have to factor that in. If you have a pet, then you can always consider having some fake grass for them to do their business on.

 

Ideas

Unlike with grass where you must essentially rely on the natural lay of the land – apart from when you dig downwards to create depth – you can form structures with concrete. This means that as well as giving your backyard some depth by digging down you can do the opposite and create an elevated area. Whether this is a small gazebo-like area where you can enjoy a nice tea in the afternoon or a large area to play some sport or have open for a large gathering of people.

You can also craft your perfect a firepit, and with all the concrete around instead of grass, the fire risk is reduced drastically. You can also mix different types of concretes together to create your ultimate backyard aesthetic, for example, exposed aggregate with a stamped concrete border, or even separating different areas of your backyard with different coloured concrete. The possibilities really are limitless.

 

Does my entire backyard have to be concrete?

No, of course not. You can combine the concrete with the natural lay of the land or even create little gardens off to the sides. A popular option is having a concrete patio and fake/real grass for the rest of your yard at a de-elevated position. Whilst the 2019 trend seems to be moving towards entirely concrete backyards it is not uncommon to have garden patches within these concrete-scapes.

 

Are you looking for concrete contractors?

If you need some concrete work done, then you should go with trusted and experienced contractors. Prestige Concrete Services uses fully qualified contractors that only produce the finest quality of work and cater to the clients’ needs and schedule. Our concrete contractors’ operation areas cover the residentialcommercial and local government sectors where we excel in a variety of different concrete services that will be able to meet whatever criteria you’re after.

If you would like to know more about some of the projects we’ve undertaken in the past or would like to know more about what we can do for you, then please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0411 440 157 or send us a message through our website here.

The Future Of Concrete Furniture

Trends are a constantly evolving thing in today’s society. Everyone is looking to separate their style and design and make it stand out amongst the masses. A new trend that is taking 2019 by storm is concrete furniture. Furniture made from concrete holds a myriad of benefits both aesthetically and practically. These pieces can be made by concrete contractors or purchased from a store, depending on what exactly it is. In today’s blog, we’re going to go through why concrete furniture is so great and some of the concrete furniture that would go great in your home!

 

The history of concrete furniture

Concrete furniture dates back to Ancient Rome where the majority of their furniture would actually be crafted out of concrete and stones. This didn’t just apply to their homes but also their public theatres and forums as well. Their grand halls would be made of marble and contain marble benches within as well.

It wasn’t until the early 20thcentury where Thomas Edison – through his company ‘Edison Portland Cement Company’ – envisioned a world where houses would be made of concrete and contain concrete furnishings such as refrigerators and pianos. Whilst his company never made any concrete houses, he did donate the patent which was later used to construct concrete houses.

 

Outdoor uses

There are a lot of parks around the world today that have concrete benches and seating arrangements. This is something that’s starting to seep into home design nowadays with things like concrete tables and chairs being put into backyards. A nice stone feature that combines both practicality and aesthetics is not only very useful but can be a great conversation piece as well for when guests are over. One of the defining factors of concrete furniture is its durability and ability to brave harsh and diverse weather.

A long concrete bench is also a popular option for an outdoor setting. Whilst you may think that this sort of thing sounds uncomfortable, if made correctly then it will be the opposite. And there’s always the option of adding extra cushions or blankets to the piece to give it that extra comfort. Whether or not this bench is built into the side of your home or it is a stand-alone structure can be up to you. The great thing about concrete furniture is that it is a versatile material.

 

Indoor uses

Whilst Edison’s dream of concrete refrigerators is not exactly being followed today, concrete furnishing inside houses is growing more and more popular. The most prevalent trends involve the kitchen being made of concrete. As opposed to a wooden or marble kitchen, some people prefer a more rustic look and will opt for a grey concrete look instead. Other than durability, a concrete kitchen can offer many other benefits such as:

  • Heat resistance
  • Variety of styles
  • Value from a real estate perspective as it counts as a premium material
  • Custom dimensions due to the material’s versatility
  • Easy to clean and maintain

Concrete kitchens can be poured and made on-site or made in a store after measurements are taken and installed later – that latter of which works best for kitchen islands but is still applicable for against the wall kitchens. It is essential to know exactly what you want to be done for your kitchen as the appropriate cutouts must be made for the sink and cupboard positions, with appropriate space for the plumbing to be left.

 

Concrete finishes

Now, just because furniture might be made out of concrete, it doesn’t mean that it has to be a dull, industrial-styled grey. Concrete can be made and finished with many different styles and this still applies to furniture. Whether you want exposed aggregate or coloured concrete, your concrete contractors will be able to help you reach a decision. The benefit of coloured concrete in this instance is that you’ll be able to match the furniture to the rest of your house or go the opposite way and make it stand-out.

 

After concrete contractors in Melbourne?

Prestige Concrete Services offer premium concrete contractors for whatever your concreting needs are. We offer a variety of services that span across the residentialcommercial and local government areas. Our concrete contractors are fully qualified and are ready to take your concreting ideas to the next level.

 

If you would like to know more about the services we offer or have any questions for us then please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0411 440 157 or contact us through our website here.

The Steps For Laying Down An Exposed Aggregate Driveway

Exposed aggregate is a very popular type of concrete nowadays. Its wide array of styles and colour/pebble combinations makes it very attractive to suit both classic and modern homes. As opposed to other types of concrete, exposed aggregate is both a decorative type as well as practical. It is highly durable and slip-resistant, adding an extra layer of ease for the wetter seasons. But what is actually involved in the process of laying down an exposed aggregate driveway?

 

Selecting the aggregates

As I’m sure you’ll want your driveway to look the part as well as work the part, this is an important stage. The aggregates are the minerals that will give the concrete its colour and aesthetic. You can basically combine an endless amount of minerals to achieve the look you’re going for, whether it’s to match a certain part of your front yard or to just completely contrast it.

This is when you’ll also be able to choose the shapes, how smooth they’ll be, their opaqueness as well as their texture. Remember, there is an almost countless number of combinations that you can utilise when it comes to exposed aggregate driveways, so take your time and think about what you want because chances are it’ll be able to be done.

 

Pouring the base

Now that you have your aggregate selected, the base can be poured and spread. This is a standard concrete pouring technique except you’ll want to leave the top inch unfilled for now. Continue to fill your concrete forms up to a ¼ of an inch from the top layer. The reason we leave an inch on top is for the aggregate and stones to be put in later.

You’ll want an even surface on top. This is a process that involves a lot of patience and careful work – if you overwork it then it will result in an uneven surface. So, make sure you screed the surface very carefully to achieve a smooth and even layer.

Thick, soft cement is the aim of this part. You’ll want the surface layer to be mostly hard, but not too hard that you won’t be able to press the aggregates into it in the next step. All moisture must be cleared from the concrete forms to be able to move on so keep an eye on moisture build-ups. If your concrete is uneven, then it will show when the water builds up more so in the lower area.

 

Forming the top layer

Now it’s time to start making the real magic. Grab a bucket full of pea gravel and lay it over the cured cement. The desired outcome should be for the gravel to simply sit on top of the cement, it should not sink without applied pressure. Spread the gravel using a brush. The gravel must be spread across the entire form and cover the cement entirely.

 

Pressing the stones

This is when you start to see the decorative side of the exposed aggregate driveway come to life. Take a piece of wood and begin pressing and tapping the gravel into the concrete gently. This is the stage where you’ll visibly start to see that some areas do need more gravel so don’t be afraid to add some.

The concrete will have hardened much more by this point. You can start laying down the mortar on top of the pushed down stones now, but it is imperative that there are no build-ups of mortar and that it is all evenly spread across the concrete form. Use brushes with hard bristles to distribute the mortar whilst still tapping the stones further into the concrete.

You will need to use a gravel rolling machine to then roll the gravel over the forms. As long as you don’t stamp your feet hard on the surface or twist your heels, you’re able to walk on top of the forms at the stage. The purpose of this is to compress the gravel and mortar as much as possible in preparation for the final stage.

 

Exposing the aggregate

This final step will utilise a combination of water pressure and brushes/brooms to achieve the desired outcome. Use a broom or brush to go over the concrete form, exposing the aggregate beneath. Using a hose at a low angle is the other part to this. The pressure of the water will chip off the mortar, leaving the aggregate to be exposed. If any of the pebbles are dislodged, then stop and wait for a while before continuing.

 

Need an exposed aggregate driveway?

Prestige Concrete Services offers a variety of concrete services or all your needs. Our experienced contractors specialise in exposed aggregate driveways and paths.

If you would like to know more about what we do – or would like a quote – then please give us a call on 0411 440 157 or send us a message through our website.

Preparing Your Garden For A Dog

A dog is often considered man’s best friend. But at the end of the day, a dog is still susceptible to its basic animal instincts. Whether they’re an outside dog or not, they will eventually have to go out into your yard to do their business or simply to have a play around.

You’ll want to make sure that your garden is safe for them to be around unsupervised. The last thing you’d want is for them to accidentally eat something hazardous or injure themselves somehow – as they are curious creatures who follow their nose. To help you be a bit more at ease with these possibilities, our concrete contractors have established some essential tips and points to consider and to help make your garden a dog-friendly environment.

 

Size of your garden

Dogs are curious and eager creatures and no matter the size of your dog you should consider the size of your garden before purchasing one. At the end of the day – unless you take them for very regular works – a larger dog may not be the right fit for a home with a small garden. It’s also a great idea to have a large flat area for the dog to play fetch around. Concrete contractors will be able to help you with some re-landscaping should you choose to go down that path to provide a more welcoming and exciting environment for your dog.

 

Choosing the perfect fence

Regardless of whether or not your dog will be kept inside or outside, they will be going into your front yard every now and then, so you’ll want to ensure that your fence is the right type for your dog. Some things to consider include:

  • Height – Your fence should be tall enough so that your little furry friend can’t jump higher than it. This is something to keep an eye on for big dogs in particular. It’s important to keep in mind though that dogs are much happier when they can see out into the world.
  • Underground postings – To counteract your dog’s urge to dig underneath the fence, the fence itself should be installed at least a metre underground.
  • The type of fence – You don’t want something that they can chew or scratch at to degrade or something with bases/steps that they can get a paw onto. Wooden or even just brick fences are great materials to use.

 

Revamp your flowerbed

The flowerbed is always an attractive part of a garden. It’s colourful and adds an essential layer of aesthetic to the garden. But there are some plants that don’t mix very well with certain breeds of dogs. Flowers such as Azaleas and Daisies are known to be harmful to dogs, for example. So before exposing your dog to the yard, you’ll want to make sure you double check that all your plants and flowers are safe for dogs.

Another point worth mentioning is to start using all-natural sprays on your garden instead of weed killers and other things with high chemicals, as they can definitely be harmful to dogs. Setting up a border around your flowerbed can help keep your dog from making a mess and destroying it by digging it up.

The types of little border fences you can choose are limitless. It’s a way to not only add something with a practical use but also add character to your flowerbed. If you want to further spruce things up then you can hire concrete contractors to lay down some coloured concrete in front of your border, adding a more defined look.

 

Set-up a safe area

A fantastic and beneficial idea is to set up a specific area where your dog can go to just hang out. This area should be at least partly shaded and protected from the sun, have a water bowl, a bed. If your dog is an outside dog then a doggy house is an absolute must, especially if it begins to rain, you want your dog to be able to stay nice and dry in the elements. This area works great in a corner of the yard as opposed to in the middle as you don’t want to compromise the open playing area.

 

Do you need concrete contractors?

Prestige Concrete Services offers highly qualified concrete contractors to fulfil all your concrete or landscaping needs. With proven experience in the residential, commercial and local government fields, we’ll be able to bring your yard up to spec and help you make it safe for your dog.

If you have any further questions regarding landscaping or our concrete contractors services then please give us a call on 0411 440 157, or send us a message through our website here.

5 Different Types of Garages For Your Home

When it comes to driveways in Werribee, Prestige Concrete Services has you covered. But what about for your garage? There comes a point in your life when you’ll probably want the advantages that come with having a garage in your home. Whether it be for parking your car or maybe just a storage space, a garage is not only a practical addition to your house but also a stylish one if done right.

Garages are also great for creating a fun little room where you can put in a pool table, table-tennis table, or maybe even a TV and some couches. There are various different types of garages you can have and depending on what you’re going to use it for, they all have their own benefits. Here are five different types of garages you can have for your home.

 

1.    Single door garage

This is the style that is probably most commonly found in your average house. As the name suggests, this garage only has one door. This means that the single door can be as wide as you want the garage to be. You could, ideally, fit as many cars as you want into the garage – taking into account that you’d need a massive amount of space for such a garage.

 

2.    Multiple door garage

Obviously quite similar to a single door garage except with multiple doors. Again, this could mean as many doors as you want/are able to install. These garages feature concrete supports in between each door as a separator. Whilst they do look great on Werribee driveways, if you have a larger vehicle, they can be a bit tricky to manoeuvre in and out of. Keeping that in mind, it would be best to design a multiple door garage with plenty of room to make things easier.

 

3.    Detached garages

When people hear the word garage, they generally automatically envision one that is attached to a house. Well, you can also build garages that are not attached. These would be detached garages, and they can look very cool in the Werribee area. Whether they’re placed on driveways or not, these garages can still have either single or multiple doors. Though usually if they’re placed away from your driveway, they act like less of a place to store your car and more as a place to store other things.

A cool, modern option for a detached garage could be to build a breezeway between the garage and your home. This could be just a simple path, or you could even add some shelter above the path for a more controlled climate. This also makes it easier in wet weather to go between your house and your garage.

 

4.    Non-front facing garages

Your garage doesn’t have to face your driveway. Depending on the size and layout of your property, you can put your garage doors on the side, facing away to your neighbours, or even in the back, with the doors facing the property behind you – if you have a large enough backyard. These will definitely give your driveway a different look to the rest of your neighbourhood.

 

5.    Multi-level garages

This can mean two different things. You could have multiple levels for actually parking your cars, or you could have one level for parking your car and a level on top for virtually anything else. As was mentioned earlier, this top level could be a chill, hang out room where you can go to wind down and have some fun.

Alternatively, you could install a parking lift and have the second level as a parking space as well. These aren’t exactly cheap accessories to purchase and have installed, but once they’re in you’ll most likely use them on a daily basis – depending on how often you drive of course. Add two doors to a multi-level garage and one door can be for the ground parking space and the other for the second level of your Werribee driveway. Depending on what you choose to make your second level, you can have a concrete floor – which would work especially well if you choose to park your car there.

 

Need a driveway specialist in Werribee?

Prestige Concrete Services offers a wide variety of concretes in multiple different styles that can be used to spruce up your garage floor and match it with your driveway. With years of experience, we offer competitive prices on different concrete services in the Werribee area – whether they be residential, commercial or government.

If you would like any further assistance finding the right garage to suit your driveway, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0411 440 157 or send us a message through our website.

7 Unusual Yet Amazing Features To Add To Your Backyard

A few months ago we spoke about ways to update your garden for spring. Well, now it’s time to look at some of the less-common features you’d find in the average backyard that will make anyone gape in amazement and wonder. Concrete contractors in Melbourne bring you 7 unusual yet amazing features to add to your backyard.

 

1.    Hang a hammock

Whilst you might think you’ll need two trees in close proximity of each other to hang a hammock, the reality is there are multiple ways to hang a hammock. Available in an endless number of colours, designs and materials, a hammock would make a wonderful addition to your backyard and is a great way to relax on a nice day. You can read a book, get some work done if you work from home or even just take in the fresh air and natural surroundings. Lay down an outdoor rug or mat underneath to boost the aesthetic of it.

 

2.    Pergola

Why not take your outdoor dining area and add some rustic charm too? You can turn it into your own little ancient paradise by having a stone pergola and plant some flowers and vines to grow all around it. Alternatively, the roof doesn’t have to be solid. If you would prefer some light to seep in from the top you can have a crossed wooden roof instead and just have the flowers partially cover the roof. This would be a fantastic way to enjoy a nice lunch or tea-break with some friends.

 

3.    Firepit

Great for those colder nights, a fire pit is the perfect place to retire with your friends after a busy night and roast some marshmallows over the fire. These can come in a variety of different styles. The easiest way is to purchase an already made fire pit. But if you’d like to go the extra mile, you can build one into the ground, so it is literally a pit. You can enlist the help of some concrete contractors in Melbourne when it comes to applying the concrete as they can offer some alternative design ideas.

 

4.    Japanese garden

Japanese gardens are world renowned for evoking peace and tranquillity. The sheer sight of their beauty and aesthetic design is quite breathtaking. So why not turn your backyard into one? Japanese gardens have many features, and you may not be able to fit all of them into your backyard, so it’s important to first take a look at what you can and can’t do. You may not be able to have a pond with lily pads for example, but you can still have square or circular concrete slabs surrounded by small pebbles, concrete statues and Japanese plants.

If you don’t want to transform your entire garden, you can still change a small part of it. Japanese rock gardens are great because they can be any size you like, so you can still have a contemporary western backyard if you choose, yet have that added Japanese influence.

5.    Decorate with some art

Artwork is usually kept inside a house but there are no rules saying why there shouldn’t be some shared with the outdoors. Whether it be a traditional painting or a more outdoor-appropriate art-piece like a statue or sculpture, it’s a sure way to give your backyard some character and depth. Work out what you want and where you want it to go before you buy, the last thing you want is a sculpture sticking out like a sore thumb in an awkward position. If you are planning on hanging a painting outdoors, make sure it has some sort of protection from the elements.

 

6.    Bird feeding station

A great way to help the environment and attract some little, chirpy friends to your backyard is to set up a bird feeding station. This can be done quite simply and will brighten up your backyard by creating an environmentally friendly atmosphere. It may also bring a variety of different birds you may never have seen before.

 

7.    Build a greenhouse

Greenhouses can be beautiful additions to a backyard, especially if they’re filled with colourful plants and flowers. They can be any size that suits your backyard and the base can be any material you wish, such as wood or concrete. Our Melbourne concrete contractors can help pick out the best style of concrete for your greenhouse.

 

Concrete contractors in Melbourne

Prestige Concrete Services has over 20 years of experience in the concreting industry. With a portfolio covering residential, commercial and local government jobs, we’re more than equipped to tackle any concrete or backyard renovation related queries you might have.

If you would like more information about updating your backyard then please give us a call on 0411 440 157 or contact us through our website.

6 Driveway Trends To Pick Up For 2019

Maybe you like to keep up with landscaping trends on a regular basis, or it’s just time for a change. Regardless of which category you fall into, our Point Cook driveway specialists have you covered. We’ve collated a list of stunning driveway ideas that are sure to spruce up your front yard for the New Year.

1. Exposed aggregate

This is always a popular style for driveways. Exposed aggregate is created using a special concrete mix that exposes smooth textured stones and pebbles – completing the finished look. This is a popular concept as it is available in a wide variety of colours and sizes and it allows you to showcase some great effects at a low cost. A practical aspect of exposed aggregate is its non-slip surface that has a life-span of almost a decade without the need for any major maintenance. Our Point Cook Driveway specialists are experts in the exposed aggregate concrete department so please let us know if you need any further information on this type of concrete.

2. Asphalt pavement

Asphalt paved driveways are the most common type of driveways. It is the same sort of concreting method that is used on most street footpaths. It is a durable method and can last up to 20 years if installed properly. Asphalt pavement does need to be resealed every few years to fully take advantage of its effectiveness.

It is important to maintain the asphalt by cleaning it at least twice a year. If you identify any cracks or holes then they should be repaired as soon as possible using the appropriate sealant or repair materials.

3. Concrete driveways

Simple concrete driveways might seem dull and boring, but simple is trendy nowadays, and they’re extremely strong and long-lasting, requiring little to no maintenance in their 30-year life-span. Though standard concrete driveways are more expensive than asphalt driveways, when you factor in their longevity they’re actually well- priced, especially considering you aren’t likely to have to alter it again. If you have any further questions regarding concrete driveways our Point Cook driveway specialists would be more than happy to provide you with any assistance you may require.

4. Stamped concrete driveways

Stamped concrete driveways are a great way to add a bit more excitement to a standard concrete driveway. It adds a whole lot more variation in colours, patterns and textures. Stamped concrete is quite literally concrete that is stamped with a template to give off a patterned look that resembles another material such as stone, or tile. It is also cheaper than using most of the other materials on this list.

5. Cobblestone pavers

Cobblestone pavers is a much pricier option than the last four we’ve looked at but is definitely a stunner when it comes to stylish driveways. Cobblestone is made up of granite rock, which is very hard rock. Some great aspects of granite are that it doesn’t crack or split, it isn’t affected by the weather and it is stain resistant.

Maintenance-wise, cobblestone pavers should be washed every few years. Occasionally weeds may grow through, however, you can simply just pull them out if that happens. Otherwise, a cobblestone paver driveway could last you over 100 years if installed correctly.

6. Bluestone pavers

Bluestone is a type of sandstone that can make for a really modern driveway. Bluestone can come in a variety of sizes including gravel. It is a durable material and can be cut into any shape or size that is required. As the name suggests, it holds a deep blue colour – which will fade to grey as it is constantly exposed to sun and the other elements. This means its colour range is limited but it does have the natural allure that other types may lack.

Even though they have a smooth surface, Bluestone pavers are non-slip. They’re also very dense, holding a high resistance to permanent to staining of any sorts.

Point Cook driveway specialists

Re-doing your driveway is no small task, so you’ll want to make sure you make the best choice when it comes to concrete specialists. Prestige Concrete Services have over 20 years of experience in the concreting industry. Our services include driveways, paths and pavement for a variety of different clients. You can also take a look at the full range of concrete types we specialise in here.

If you need any assistance or have any questions regarding driveways – or any other concrete needs – please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0411 440 157 or get a quote through our website.