Your home’s driveway is more than a place to park your vehicles. An attractive, well-maintained driveway enhances curb appeal and adds value to the property. However, Minnesota’s harsh winters put stress on asphalt and concrete surfaces. Time and exposure to the elements take a toll, affecting the driveway’s structural integrity and appearance. That’s why many homeowners opt for concrete driveways for increased durability and attractiveness when it’s time for an upgrade.
Minneapolis, MN, home and business owners rely on Erickson Asphalt for all their residential and commercial concrete needs. With their unbeatable combination of attractiveness and durability, concrete driveways are the best choice for most properties.
Minneapolis homeowners choose Erickson Asphalt for concrete and asphalt driveway installation, repairs, and maintenance when they want the highest-quality work at fair prices. You won’t have to wait for a response or an estimate when you call us. We get back to customers right away with fast, free estimates. We want to create long-lasting relationships with our clients and focus on providing excellent customer service. We’ll work with you to schedule concrete driveway installation and communicate at every step. You don’t need to worry about surprises when you work with Erickson Asphalt.
Concrete is the ideal choice for a driveway for several reasons. Concrete driveway installation is a cost-effective solution for an attractive and durable surface. On average, concrete lasts 40 years or longer with proper maintenance, compared to 20-30 years for an asphalt driveway. The investment pays off in the long term, as you will not need to spend as much on maintenance, repairs, or a driveway replacement.
Concrete driveways are practically maintenance-free. Homeowners only need to keep the driveway clean, taking care of spills immediately to prevent staining and have the concrete sealed every 2-3 years. Concrete is also stronger and more durable than asphalt and can withstand higher loads without damage. You can park several vehicles without worry.
Concrete driveways are also attractive. They are fully customizable to match your home’s exterior and landscaping, adding to curb appeal. Our experienced team of concrete installers will work with you to design a driveway that reflects your style and adds beauty and elegance..
Although concrete driveways last for decades, Minnesota’s harsh weather and other factors can cause cracks, settling, or discoloration that detract from its appearance and structural integrity. Extreme weather conditions are the most common causes of damage to concrete driveways in this area. Improperly installed concrete—for example, using the wrong concrete mix, inadequately compacting the soil under the driveway, and improper placement—can also cause damage.
Whatever the source of the damage, Erickson Asphalt is standing by to provide expert concrete repairs. They will check the damage and determine the best solution, from filling and patching small cracks and holes to resurfacing and recoloring to breathe new life into the surface. They can even fix a sinking or uneven driveway with concrete lifting (a.k.a. slab jacking).
You expect a smooth transition between the concrete and the asphalt road surface when you pull in or out of your driveway or garage. The concrete apron is the section of the driveway that connects these areas. Although designed to last for decades, concrete aprons can sink, creating a gap that creates a safety hazard and compromises the structural integrity of the driveway and garage.
Concrete aprons sink for many reasons. The problem usually begins with a gap between the concrete and the garage or asphalt caused by time and wear and tear. The problem can also occur because of harsh weather, poor installation, and settling under the concrete. Regardless of the cause, any gap in the apron allows water to penetrate. Over time, this water degrades the concrete, especially when combined with salt.
A sinking apron creates a tripping hazard and can damage your vehicle. Excess water causes widespread damage and reduces the concrete’s lifespan. To prevent this, Erickson Asphalt provides concrete apron repair services. These include removing the old apron, repairing underlying drainage or settling issues, and installing a new apron for a seamless transition.
When you want to upgrade your Minneapolis property with a new concrete driveway, call the local, family-owned and -operated contractors of Erickson Asphalt at (763) 389-5267. With more than 200 Google+ reviews, we have a reputation for being easy to work with and providing the highest-quality work and customer satisfaction in the area. Because we are fully licensed and insured, you can relax and enjoy your beautiful new driveway, knowing it will last for years.