Driveways and Sidewalks

Have you found yourself displeased with the curb appeal of your home? While there are many reasons – and remedies – for a lackluster curb appeal performance, one of the most common issues that homeowners face is keeping their sidewalks and driveways in good shape. Don’t underestimate just how much the condition of these elements can impact how others perceive your home! If your sidewalk and driveway look well-kept and are free of unsightly stains and cracks, then your home will likely give off a well-maintained aura. If the opposite is true and your property is riddled with worn concrete that is full of holes, on the other hand, your curb appeal might suffer regardless of the other elements of the home. With that in mind, it is important to stay on top of concrete wear and tear!

Is concrete the best choice for me?

You might be wondering exactly what material you should go with when you decide to upgrade or refinish your sidewalks and driveways. Concrete is the best option, and there are many reasons for this. First off, concrete is both cost-effective and time-efficient to install. That means that you spend less money worrying about your budget while also seeing your home return to peace and quiet faster than you would if you were using a different material.

Another important factor to keep in mind is that concrete can be heavily customized to create the look and feel that you want. While many people tend to think of concrete as a rather nondescript building material, this couldn’t be further from the truth! In fact, concrete can be personalized to fit in with just about any design you can dream of! From stains that alter its appearance to finishes that create mesmerizing surfaces and patterns, Prater Concrete has the finishes you need to create the best outdoor sidewalks and driveways possible. We offer six finishes:

  • Acid Stain. Your concrete can be infused with acid to mimic natural stone or marble finishes, in addition to achieving a wide array of colors and patterns.
  • Broom Finish. If you’re looking for something simple, easy to maintain, and clean to look at, then this finish – created by sweeping a broom through wet cement – is for you.  
  • Exposed Aggregate. If you’re looking for something a bit different, why not consider exposing the stone aggregates in your concrete to create an interesting and attractive finish?
  • Float and Trowel. With swirls and arcs moving throughout the surface, this finish is a classic and popular choice.
  • Salt Finish. Achieved by pushing salt crystals in wet cement and then dissolving them once the cement has hardened, this finish is an interesting one that adds a little uniqueness to your concrete.
  • Stamped Concrete. If you’re hoping for a more stylish pattern or colorful design, stamped concrete is the finish for you.

Concrete is an excellent choice for your sidewalk and driveway needs. Not only is it durable, but it’s also extremely cost effective and comes with many choices to make it unique to your home! For more information about how Prater Concrete can meet your needs in the North Dallas / Fort Worth Texas area, call us today!