Choosing the right concrete style for your driveway is not a light decision, pardon the pun, but it’s a fairly concrete one! The driveway forms the entrance to your home and has an impact on your home’s street appeal and its market value.
We’ll help you choose an exposed driveway concrete style that lasts a lifetime, and that you will love for its lifetime. Below you’ll find ideas to help you get you started with planning.
1. Exposed Aggregate Concrete – How Creative Can I Get?
You might think you can’t get that creative with exposed aggregate concrete, but you’ll be surprised at the many ways to create a custom exposed aggregate to add both beauty and practical function to your home.
You can mix and match colours, pebbles and stones to create something totally unique for your home. Aggregates are available in white, green, gold, tan, black, grey, mid brown, pink and variegated hues. You can also change the tone by adding coloured stones or smooth pebbles. The process of adding these concrete accessories is called “seeding.” The stones and pebbles are seeded to the top of the wet concrete to create different styles and gives you ultimate control over the creative process. You can even create custom designs with the stones, like spirals or other geometrical shapes.
Read more here: Exposed Aggregate Concrete – How Creative Can I Get?
2. For The Low Maintenance Home Owner
If you prefer a low maintenance exposed aggregate driveway, consider our Milled Finish exposed aggregate which is an upmarket, sleek, and sophisticated style crafted with a very fine exposure of stone that is smoother to walk on than a standard exposed aggregate finish.
The benefit of a smoother surface is that sweeping it clean is much easier and of course unlike a driveway laid with individual pavers, there are no weeds to remove in between the pavers.
Read more here: 3 Low-Maintenance Driveway Ideas For Adelaide Homes
3. Do You Have Steep Driveway?
Steep driveways can be a challenge for homeowners. Without proper site planning, you may end up with a driveway which is slippery when wet, floods with water damage or causes your vehicles to bottom out and scrape the driveway. If you have a steep driveway, you need to have effective drainage and suitable grip for wet weather conditions.
Here are some of our recommendations for steep driveways to keep you and your family safe, as well as providing aesthetic appeal.
Read more here: 4 Concrete Ideas For Steep Driveways
4. Mixing And Matching – Adding Tile Inserts And Borders
If you want to create separate spaces or sections of your garden with concrete, then you may like to add tiled borders or mix and match concrete styles. Tiled borders on exposed aggregate suit both modern and traditional homes and give much more variety and interest to a uniform slab of exposed aggregate. Our concrete consultants will give you ideas and options to create more interest using a combination of concrete styles such as integral colour concrete, stamped concrete and an exposed aggregate style.
Read more here: 5 Creative Concrete Ideas For Driveways And Walkways
5. Exposed aggregate concrete ranges – Benchmark, Platinum, Custom and Milled
We provide a range of exposed aggregate concrete styles for driveways depending on whether you want a traditional style or a modern sleek style. You may need a driveway with a rougher aggregate for grip or a smoother one for kids running around or entertaining on.
At our Concrete Display Centre in Forestville, you’ll find be inspired with many ideas. It is possible to create your own unique blend of pebbles and hues to develop a custom aggregate. Our team will help you narrow down what will be ideal for your home and your lifestyle needs.
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Planning for your exposed aggregate concrete driveway
Panorama Concrete Adelaide has developed a thorough and methodical approach to planning and installing concrete driveways. From your very first contact with us, we take the time to listen to your needs from start to finish. This begins with helping you choose the right exposed aggregate concrete mix for your home to a thorough site preparation, which ensures a high standard of work completed on the day we pour the concrete.
Read more here: 22 Steps To A Beautiful Exposed Aggregate Concrete Driveway
Choosing a concrete company to install your exposed aggregate driveway is an important decision. We are sometimes called about fixing incorrectly installed concrete driveways and it is very expensive to lift the concrete and start again. Also, patching up bad work is also difficult and expensive to the owner. You want to make sure you are working with an experienced concrete company who will do the job right the first time.
Does A Concrete Driveway Increase Your Property’s Value?
Yes it does! 407 Australian homes were evaluated in 2016 to determine whether this was true, and it found that homes with a driveway made of exposed aggregate concrete were not only seen as more contemporary and attractive than others, they were also worth more. About 75 per cent of people in this study said they believed that exposed aggregate concrete driveways added at least 5 per cent to the property’s value versus plain concrete, while 42 per cent stated the exposed aggregate concrete added at least 10 per cent to the market value.
Visit Panorama’s Concrete Display Centre for many more ideas
Panorama Concrete Adelaide will look after all aspects of your concrete driveway project. Installing a driveway often requires more than just laying the concrete. We’ll look after the entire project so that you don’t have to coordinate various trades. We install retaining walls, small steps, artificial lawns, concrete lighting and stormwater drainage.
Call us on 08 8297 9611 to begin discussing ideas for your new concrete driveway or pop into our Concrete Display Centre at 1 Maple Avenue, Forestville. Open 5 days a week from 8.30am to 5.30pm, you’ll be inspired with more ideas.