[Posted on June 9th, 2014 by Ashley Aguirre]
Spring and summer have finally arrived, and with them, the desire to and the need for curb appeal. Part of the appeal is from flowers, from interesting landscaping, nicely cut grass and rocks arranged by color or in a particular shape. Part of the appeal, however, goes to the state of the concrete in front of a home or building. Driveways, walkways, sidewalks, patios and parking lots can develop cracks over time, making the space look worn and dated, and if left untended, cracks can grow to become a danger. Just because concrete is cracked or broken, though, does not mean it should be replaced. Recycling extends to more than just plastic, glass and paper. When is it a good idea to consider concrete resurfacing for your Houstonhome rather than replacing it? What are the benefits?
Add Curb Appeal
When concrete becomes broken, cracked, or dated, it can lower the value of real estate. Rather than spending money to have old concrete removed and replaced, consider a company in Houston for concrete resurfacing. Carvestone from Allied Outdoor Solutions is an excellent option that adds both beauty and value to your Houston property. More than just a nicely kept yard and a few pretty bushes, the walkways and driveways of a house can add to or detract from the price tag. There are a variety of colors and patterns to choose from, making color coordinating easy and fun.
Houston home owners know that the best way to save money is to make a good investment. Not only is concrete overlay affordable, it is also long lasting and very durable. The removal and replacement of dated concrete that is broken, cracked or chipped can be a costly venture. Not only does the labor cost money, the process can put the family out of their home for up to several weeks, leaving behind a mess when all is said and done. Opting for a concrete overlay to repair or dress up material that is already there allows your family to stay in your home during the coating process. Everyday activities can continue, schedules need not be interrupted, and best of all, the process will be much nicer to your wallet.
Recycling Old Materials
When old concrete is pulled up and replaced, the broken pieces of the driveway, sidewalk, steps, or patio must be delivered to a landfill. Sometimes, the contractors will take care of this, other times, the responsibility falls to the home owner. In addition to being exceedingly heavy material, concrete, like so many other products, does not benefit the environment. Rather than tearing concrete up and dumping it into a landfill, covering concrete walkways with an overlay built specifically to repair dated yards and driveways, can save effort and resources, as well as provide a solution that is eco-friendly.
Whether the need to replace concrete arises from cracks, chips, and outdated walkways, or simply from the need to offer a facelift to a driveway, patio, pool deck, or porch, concrete overlay and concrete coating can repair and update outdoor spaces without pulling a great deal of time, effort, and money from the home owner. Going green and eco-friendly is affordable and stylish.