How to keep your concrete driveway in mint condition

The condition of your driveway says a lot about your home; a well-cared for driveway adds instant kerb appeal, while a rundown one can make your home look neglected and uninviting. To keep your driveway, and in turn, your home, looking its best, we’ve come up with a few easy maintenance solutions.

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Make sure you protect your driveway with a sealant

Concrete sealants will greatly increase the lifespan of your driveway and are a straightforward way to keep your driveway looking fresh and inviting. You should apply a sealant to your concrete every 3-5 years to prevent against common concrete issues like cracking, fading, spills and stains. The sealant will protect your concrete driveway against the elements (including the sun, the rain, and extreme weather conditions), as well as making it much easier to clean.

Resurface

If your driveway is already looking a bit worse for wear, a good way to spruce it up is with a simple resurface. Concrete resurfacing is done using either polymer-modified overlays or cement-based overlays, both of which are designed to improve the overall wear, resistance and performance of your existing driveway, while also making it more aesthetically pleasing. The resurfacing overlay can be applied in varying levels of thickness, depending on your individual needs.

Install an entirely new driveway

If your concrete driveway has extensive cracks, unsightly stains, is developing potholes or is simply outdated, it may be time to consider installing an entirely new driveway. By investing in a new driveway, you’ll be breathing new life into your home and increasing its resale value. What’s more, you can choose from different concrete surfaces such as exposed aggregate, coloured concrete, and stenciled concrete to ensure your new driveway perfectly complements your home’s existing aesthetics.

Prestige Concrete offer a wide range of concrete services and will gladly transform your concrete driveway in Melbourne from drab to fab. To enquire about our capabilities, call us on 0411 440 157.