In Ontario, concrete is a popular choice for driveways, front entrances/porches, backyard patios, and pool decks. Concrete is long-lasting, solid, and does not require a lot of maintenance. Some benefits to concrete driveways, are that weeds will not grow, and unlike asphalt driveways, a concrete driveway will prove its durability by lasting at least 20 years.
It’s hard to beat the durability of this product, although proper preparation is required to produce a surface that can endure a variable climate. A good base is essential for maximum durability and crack prevention. Nice Guy Concrete – servicing Peel Region and Halton Hills area – has extensive experience as a residential concrete contractor in designing concrete driveways that are built to last. Remember that when it comes to paving, it’s what’s underneath that counts!
Concrete prices are calculated by square footage. The projects area and shape will impact the cost (+/-), of the concrete. Average market costs range from $9 – $30 on the market. There are a number of variables that go into the cost of concrete landscaping projects. Please note your concrete project cost may be affected by a variety of factors, that our experienced sales reps will go over with you at the time of your estimate. Some factors that influence the final cost of your concrete project, are: type of concrete finish (the least costly option is plain/brushed concrete), the difficulty of the work - this includes accessibility, any optional extras such as accent borders, colour choices and other unique situations that may be presented. If you are looking for that extra curb appeal, you can consider the added texture that Exposed Aggregate for your driveway, backyard patio or porch. Other upgraded options include stamped, stained, or decorated finishes. These types of coatings may give the landscape a distinctive, upscale appearance.
Concrete is less expensive, but there are certain drawbacks. When the temperature fluctuates, concrete will crack, but stress lines are put in place to reduce the likelihood of this happening. In addition, because concrete is more difficult to remove, it is more difficult to replace or repair sections of it.
At Nice Guy Concrete, we have dedicated personnel for each phase of the installation. Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation on your landscaping project's concrete needs.