Concrete sidewalks are a functional and cost effective way to improve the curb appeal of your property whether for a private home, business or community space. There are many benefits to installing this feature and many factors to consider when making this decision. Whether you’re a private homeowner, HOA representative or government entity looking to improve your current infrastructure, we are happy to meet your needs with quality work. For a durable, long lasting and quick installation, we do recommend hiring the services of a professional to avoid added maintenance and replacement costs down the line.
Adding to the appeal, is the wide variety of ways, we are able to personalize your sidewalk with stamping, staining and customized curved designs. These options will cost more than your basic surface installation. Price per square foot is dependent upon the surface area, design chosen, and thickness of concrete. This option will also take a little bit longer to install, but that extra wait comes with the satisfaction of knowing your property has a personalized, visually appealing and one of a kind look!
Depending on the scope of your project, you can expect to allow several days for installation and about a week of cement curing time before the surface may be used. Proper drainage and soil compacting must be performed prior to installation to ensure the best longevity. We highly recommend having this work done by a professional to keep lifetime surface maintenance and repair costs down. Maintenance and repair costs must be considered when making the decision of whether a concrete sidewalk is right for your needs. Regular cleaning and sealing will keep repair costs infrequent. Small cracks or fractures can be repaired with simple patches.
Crumbling surfaces may have an underlying cause beyond normal wear and tear. Consult a professional to determine if damage to your structure has an underlying issue such as ground erosion, tree roots, or something else. However, after a few decades, the surface may need to be replaced completely. If you’d like to avoid demolition costs, sometimes it is possible to pour new concrete over the old. Before choosing this option, you’ll need to consider the thickness, weight, and drainage of the surface. But, it can be a great, cost-effective option for many. The best way to determine the most cost effective solution for your needs is to contact your local professional for an inspection.
Adding to the visual appeal of sidewalks is also the functional safety aspect. Sidewalks improve the safety and mobility for their community. Communities with sidewalks offer pedestrians added security and are proven to reduce the amount of accidents. Motorists also see added benefit with better traffic flow and road capacity. It is widely agreed that sidewalks provide a multitude of lifestyle and visual appeal benefits that greatly outweigh the price per square foot considerations. We would love to talk with you further about your next sidewalk project!