There are various modifications that you can make to your home to increase its aesthetic and functional appeal. One of the easiest changes you can make to your home is renovating your driveway. If your driveway is made using marble or smooth concrete blocks, below are several reasons why you should consider replacing them with exposed aggregate concrete.
Easy to clean
When you have concrete driveways and pathways in your compound, you have to clean them on a regular basis. This is because it is easy to notice any dirt that accumulates on the smooth surface of the driveway. Additionally, you need to be careful about the cleaning agents that you use since some can affect the durability of the driveway. However, when you decide to have use exposed aggregate concrete on your driveway, you will spend less time and resources cleaning it. It is difficult to detect any dirt that accumulates on exposed aggregate concrete. As such, as long as you clean the surface using a broom, it will always look presentable.
Creates a safer surface
Some people prefer using marble on their driveways. While they are very beautiful, it is also dangerous, especially in the wet weather. This is because when water gets onto the marble, the surface becomes slippery. It, therefore, poses a danger to users, such as children who might not take extra precautions to ensure they do not slide as they walk. There are high chances your child can fall and sustain injuries such as breaking their arms. If you choose to use exposed aggregate concrete on your driveway, you will not have this problem. The surface of the exposed aggregate concrete is rough and this increases friction even when it is wet. This ensures that your shoes get a firm grip and prevents anyone from sliding as they walk on the drive walk.
Total construction costs are lower than other options
One of the most draining tasks when setting up smooth concrete surfaces is the finishing process. The process requires exceptional skills and a significant amount of concrete to ensure that the surface is smooth. This process is expensive and if you attempt to take any shortcuts, then the concrete surface will not be presentable. However, when you decide to use exposed aggregate concrete then you will not face the same problem.
Make sure you involve an expert before you start this project. This is because they will advise you on the way to mix the concrete to ensure you get the desired results.