Pros: Long-lasting. Depending on the weather, exposure to road salt and subsoil preparation, concrete should last at least 15 years and often more than 50 years with biannual sealing and proper drainage. Precise edge treatments are a snap; its smooth surface is ideal for basketball and makes snow removal easy.
Cons: You’ll have to wait seven days for the concrete to cure before driving on it. Cracking is inevitable – particularly in freeze/thaw conditions – and repairs stand out. Concrete can’t be re-layered like asphalt, and should be sealed every two years. The finish can vary widely depending on the installer. Oil stains are tough to remove, colored concrete fades over time. Because concrete cracks when not supported, poor drainage and unstable soil can reduce life span to just five to eight years.
If you would like more information about concrete driveways in Rochester Hills, MI, and surrounding areas please contact Mazza Company Concrete at (248) 625-3305 today!