Cement driveways are the most common type of driveways for both residential and commercial properties. When selecting material with which to pave your driveway, it’s smart to look at the pros and cons of both. Typically, driveways are made of either asphalt or cement. Though cement driveways are typically more expensive than others, they generally require much less maintenance as they don’t crack or acquire holes as often as other types of driveway pavement. The most important benefit of cement is that it is extremely durable so it won’t ruin by being driven over and won’t get marked up from heavy foot traffic.
Cement driveways can be polished and sealed, giving it more of a clean look while also protecting it from natural weather, oil spills or marks. Cement can be colored, textured or stamped to give it the look you desire. If you live in an environment with a lot of snow or rain, you may need to seal more often and should do so in the fall. Another benefit is that cement provides temperature control – you won’t have to worry about stepping on hot pavement in the summer with the light-colored cement! There are downsides however, its deteriorates faster than asphalt, and has to be maintained more as well. It is also slightly more expensive than asphalt.
Are you interested in cement driveways for your home or business? If you are thinking about it you should schedule an appointment to talk about our many products, costs and options. Here at D & G Cement Co. we’ve been providing outstanding cement services for over 50 years to the metro Detroit area. Our cement driveway services include, designing, pouring, and sealing. To learn more about driveways, porches and the rest of our products and services give us a call at (313) 277-2676.