Concrete Driveways

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Concrete Driveways in Utah

Concrete driveways are an essential part of improving what many call the “curb appeal” of your home. If your concrete driveway is extremely old or poorly taken care of by the previous owner, you might notice big and ugly cracks that distract others from the beauty of your home, or it could even limit the usability of your driveway and your garage itself. There are a lot of other concrete driveway contractors that will complete a driveway fast and cheap – which may sound good, but in the long run, you will be sorry. At Driggs Construction, we make sure to take our time to ensure that your concrete driveway is done right the first time, every time.

How Long Do Concrete Driveways Last?

How long your concrete driveway lasts can depend on a few different factors. On average, concrete driveways should last around 25 to 30 years. However, depending on things like installation method, quality of workmanship, temperature, and other external factors like abuse and normal wear and tear can affect how long it lasts. As long as you aren’t beating up your concrete, you can expect it to last a long time. In Utah, where water can get under your driveway and then freeze during the winter, your concrete driveway is likely to expand and contract many times over the course of the winter. As you probably know, the weather in Utah can change on a dime, so sometimes, driveways can be affected by this.

You may notice that most concrete driveways are finished in squares. This is done to prevent major cracking so that the concrete driveway has more flexibility to change with the ground level over time. These are referred to as joints and are almost planned cracks so that your concrete driveway does not contract any unwanted cracks in other places that distract from the appearance.

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How Much Are Concrete Driveways?

The cost of your concrete driveways depends heavily on what you want and how big your desired driveway will be. The best way to find out how much your concrete driveway will cost you is to get a quote from us, but we will give you a general idea of what costs look like. Normally, concrete driveway contractors charge for their jobs by the square foot, the finish of the concrete, and any other aesthetic add-ons you may choose. A basic concrete driveway will cost between $8 and $12 per square foot; on the higher end of things, you could pay $18 or more per square foot. Other factors that can affect cost include the desired thickness of the driveway, the shape of the driveway, and your desired design. On average, most driveways are pretty straightforward, with a big rectangle of concrete in front of someone’s house. But sometimes, others have a small roundabout in front of their house or a driveway that extends all the way from the front of the house to a detached garage that is behind the house itself. That’s why it’s best to contact us at Driggs Construction to help you design your dream concrete driveway.

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How to Stop Cracks in Your Driveway

A great way to prevent cracks in your driveway is to apply a sealant to the concrete. This easy do-it-yourself job can save you a headache down the road when your driveway cracks in the future. Doing this is a smart move, which is why Driggs Construction can seal your driveway for you when installing your new concrete driveway.

It’s also important to make sure you are keeping an eye on your driveway as time goes on, to stop cracks from getting worse as they occur. If you see a crack starting, you may want to contact a concrete driveway contractor to do some preventative repairs to your driveway to prevent further, irreparable damage that could cost you a lot of money.

If you already have cracks in your driveway, there are also a lot of do-it-yourself options, such as Quikrete Concrete Crack Sealant, and other similar products. If you don’t want to deal with that headache, or the cracks in your concrete driveway are too severe for repair on your own, don’t worry. We can help you with this, and you will not have to worry about cracks in your driveway anytime in the near future.

Who Does Concrete Driveways in Utah?

As a proud provider of concrete driveways in Utah, Driggs Construction is the premier choice for anyone looking for a concrete driveway. Whether you are just looking for a simple, straightforward driveway to replace your old one or an elaborate dream brought to life, Driggs Construction is the best deal in Utah. Contact us today!

Get a Quote on Your Concrete Driveway Today!

Contact us today to get a quote on your concrete driveway! If you aren’t sure what you want or what’s possible for your driveway, contact us today and we would love to speak with you and help you figure out what’s possible.

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