It’s easy to take humble concrete sidewalks for granted. They’re there, and you walk on them daily without thinking about them. People usually think that the city is responsible for sidewalks, but in fact, most city ordinances require homeowners to take care of any sidewalk problems that arise. That’s why if you’re a homeowner and you notice cracks or uneven areas on your sidewalks, it’s best to get them fixed as soon as possible. Concrete Repairs Denver offers many services to residents in and around the Denver area.
Materials: Why Concrete’s Your Best Option
While concrete tends to cost more than asphalt, it also lasts longer. It can last up to 60 percent longer than asphalt, which means you can offset upfront costs by reducing maintenance costs.
Concrete’s more aesthetically pleasing than asphalt, as it’s a light gray when it dries. This color tends to go well with any décor and decoration.
- More Temperate
A concrete sidewalk can also be cooler because it absorbs less UV radiation than asphalt. Because driveways and sidewalks are cooler in the summer, it can reduce wear and tear on shoes and vehicles.
- More Reflective
Because concrete reflects light, you may need fewer yard lights to illuminate the area. While lighting can be decorative and help with aesthetics, it is also important for people walking on the sidewalk at night.
While sidewalks rarely have vehicles on them (and no one should drive where pedestrians walk), accidents happen. Concrete is non-flexible and rigid, so it can handle heavy loads. That means if someone pulls up in their car to get the mail and accidentally runs over the sidewalk, it’s less likely to do damage.
Your sidewalks are important, not just to you but to the people passing by. If you know you have an issue, the professionals at Concrete Repairs Denver can help. We can seal cracks, replace/remove concrete, repair and level concrete, and do so much more.