When we think about adding features to our homes, we often consider adding decorative things that make our homes look nicer and more functional. While this is undoubtedly an important thing to consider, so is making our home safer and more accessible. We don’t often think about adding something like a concrete sidewalk to our house, but there are several reasons why a sidewalk is just the thing you need to add to your home to make it even safer.
Omaha Driveway Repair is your go-to concrete pros for repair, replacement, and new installation. That includes installing a new sidewalk on your property. If you’re not sure of the benefits of a sidewalk, keep reading as we describe all the beautiful reasons why adding a sidewalk to your home is a good thing.
The Benefits of a Concrete Sidewalk
If you’re still unsure as to whether a concrete sidewalk is something you want to add to your home, then continue reading about some of the wonderful benefits that a concrete sidewalk will bring the moment we’re finished installing it.
A Concrete Sidewalk Means Safety and Security
First and foremost, you want people on your property to be safe when they’re walking around. Whether you put the sidewalk at the front of your property so that neighbors and friends can go down the street, or you have a sidewalk installed as a walkway to get to your door or another part of your property, it’s one of the best ways to improve safety.
Sidewalks make it easier to get from one place to another without tripping and falling and provide a nice even path. Having a sidewalk means that people won’t have to walk through your yard to get somewhere. This means no more trampled grass and flowers from people stomping through the front yard. There’s also no more tripping and falling because of tee roots and other debris while bringing in the groceries. That alone is worth the cost of installation.
Concrete is Long Lasting
If you’re thinking about whether a concrete sidewalk is a worthwhile investment, you’ll want to remember that concrete is incredibly durable. This means that once we install your sidewalk, you’ll be able to enjoy it for years to come. Whereas dirt and gravel pathways tend to wash away and asphalt breaks and cracks, with a little maintenance, concrete can last for as long as you own your home.
In fact, the folks here at Omaha Driveway Repair stand behind everything we install. So if your sidewalk does need repairs, we’ll be there to help you get it looking just like new again. Concrete truly is a wise and safe investment when it comes to adding to your home.
Another thing about concrete that you may not know is that it can be sealed and become incredibly weather resistant. You won’t have to worry about rain, wind, or even snow with a concrete sidewalk, and a sidewalk is much easier to keep clean than your yard. Also, there’s the benefit of it always looking great as well.
A Concrete Sidewalk is Affordable
If the reason you’re worried about putting in a concrete sidewalk is that you’re worried about the cost, then you’ll be happy to know that compared to other options, concrete is quite affordable. Stone and composite materials can be quite inexpensive to install, and they generally aren’t as long-lasting. Depending on the availability of the materials, it can take many times longer and cost several times more to install other types of walkways than if you use concrete.
In fact, if you compare the usefulness and durability of concrete with other materials, it’s likely to be the most affordable option you’ll find for adding a sidewalk to your home. Less expensive materials have their downfalls as well, such as asphalt melting and cracking easily and needing to be replaced or repaired much more often. Gravel tends to wash away and is unstable when you really need it, and depending on the type of stone you use, stone walkways can be much more expensive or poor quality, making concrete the best way to go.
Concrete Can Be Formed to Fit Any Shape
There’s another benefit of concrete that many people overlook. If you’ve got an oddly shaped yard or just want to avoid tees and other obstacles, concrete is one of the easiest to shape materials you can buy that is still able to look great once it’s finished. That makes it so that you can create a custom-designed sidewalk that fits your needs, looks great, and doesn’t damage your yard or property.
If you compare concrete to their materials, you’d have a hard time finding a fit that doesn’t either cost a fortune or looks unsightly once it’s finished. Plus, a great-looking sidewalk will actually add value to your home, unlike walkways made with other materials that add little or no value when they are installed.
You Can Customize Your Concrete Sidewalk
Something you don’t see with most other materials that you can do with concrete is that you can alter the color or design of the concrete to make it more aesthetically pleasing. Instead of having a plain grey sidewalk, you can have a sidewalk in just about any color you can think of. If that weren’t enough, thanks to decorative concrete, you could have designs created to make your sidewalk something truly unique. There’s nothing like adding a bit of curb appeal to go along with the safety and security of your sidewalk.
Contact Omaha Driveway Repair Today
Now that you know all the benefits of having a sidewalk installed, perhaps now you’re ready to talk to your local pros about having one put in on your property. Contact Omaha Driveway Repair today and let us get started installing a sidewalk you’ll love.