Why Use Concrete?
Concrete has been used throughout history as a durable building material. The Egyptians used it to build the pyramids, 2500 years ago the Greeks used concrete to build the Parthenon. Chinese builders used concrete to build the great Wall.
So why choose concrete? Consider this:
Safety - Concrete has a non skid surface making it safer to walk on, especially in wet or icy conditions. It is lighter and more reflective than other surfaces requiring fewer light standards and lowering utility bills.
Appearance - Concrete is a versatile material when it comes to appearance. It can be stained, stamped, troweled, etched, stenciled or polished. Your imagination is the only limitation. It does not conform to imperfections in the terrain, creating a smoother, leveler appearance. Your driveway/parking lot is the first thing people see, so make a good first impression.
Long Term Cost - Concrete will last much longer than other products and requires less maintenance, making it cheaper in the long run.
Maintenance - Concrete is non-petroleum based. You will never "track"
concrete into your house or business on a hot steamy Summer day.
Concrete does not rut or produce potholes.
Concrete is GREEN! - Concrete is entirely recyclable. The raw materials that compose concrete are produced within the state of Missouri, reducing trucking costs. It does not release petroleum products into the air or ground water. Concrete reflects sunlight rather than absorbing it. This promotes a cooler environment around your property and reduces the heat island effect.