Lowell Russell Concrete in Minnesota provides tips

for adding decorative concrete to beautify your home

Who says a concrete driveway needs to be the same old plain, boring utilitarian slab of concrete almost every house in the neighborhood displays from garage to street? Minnesota concrete company, Lowell Russell Concrete, offers  decorative concrete advice on  how to create a unique design that will increase your home’s curb appeal while also being functional and long lasting!

There are many types of options available to create a concrete driveway that fits the style of your home. Perhaps a driveway the offers the look of multicolored and textured concrete pavers will give your home the perfect look. Complete your home’s unique appearance by continuing the concrete paver theme on the walkway and steps leading to your front door. With a wide range of colors and patterns to select from, you will certainly find an artistic theme that is not only highly functional and tough, but provides a warm and welcoming entryway from the street to your home!

MN concrete companies lowell russell concrete2Properly preparing for your new concrete driveway is an important factor. Slope, drainage, lighting and surface are important details that need to be considered. While wanting the visual appeal, it is also important to look for features such as traction and a non-slippery material to prevent slick, hazardous steps and walkways, especially with hillside or sloped driveways. As is often seen with the Midwest winters, slippery, ice-covered walkways or stairways can be dangerous for family, friends, and visitors.

Another type of paving material that is becoming increasingly common is pervious concrete, as its benefits are many. Pervious concrete is an easy to clean material that prevents areas of potentially hazardous pooling of water, a problem in both summer and winter, making the drive or walkway much safer during every season. It can be used for sidewalks, patios, driveways and many other areas around your business or home.

Another solution for keeping your walkway, driveway, or stairway clear of ice and snow may be a snow melting system. There are several options available such as mats or cables that are perfect for both residential and commercial properties. With these options, you will have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you will have a safe walkway, driveway, and entry to your home. Instead of salting, which can be hard on the concrete surface, or chipping and shoveling ice and packed snow, you will have time to enjoy the things that matter in life.

If your New Year’s resolution is to finally replace that worn, cracked and frost-heaved driveway that is almost impossible to shovel and could double as an ice rink, please give  Lowell Russell Concrete a call!  Feel free to browse through our photo gallery of driveway projects for ideas, or try our design tutorial to see how to make an existing idea even better! It’s never too early to begin planning a project such as replacing your driveway or walkways. Contact us today to speak with one of our professionals and allow us to help you create the functional, durable yet beautiful driveway you desire.