Category Archives: Concrete Driveways

3 Signs it’s Time for a Concrete Driveway Replacement

3 Signs it’s Time for a Concrete Driveway Replacement

You see your driveway everyday when you hop in the car to go to work, drop the kids off, or run your errands. But we urge you to take a closer look the next time you step outside.

Does your concrete driveway look like it’s seen better days?

It may be easy to simply ignore the unsightly problems and just hope they’ll go away on their own, but it may be time to consider replacing your driveway.

Here are 3 tell-tale signs that your driveway needs to be replaced!

Your concrete driveway is fading

When you care for a concrete driveway properly, sealing it every now and then, you can prevent the sun from causing too much damage. However, if you don’t maintain your concrete driveway regularly, it won’t be long before it starts to fade.

Even if you escape cracks in your concrete driveway, the fading will make it look way worse than it is.

Your driveway is falling apart at the seams

Cracked DrivewayAlthough it may be second nature for you to carefully step over that large crack in your driveway, your guests might be facing a risky entrance to your home.

Cracks in your driveway can cause certain pieces to lift up, making it a safety hazard for you and your guests.

It’s no longer large enough for your family

If you’re having a tough time fitting all your household’s vehicles into your driveway, it might be time to create a little more room. As long as you have enough space on your property, you can likely find a way to install a bigger driveway that will accommodate your family accordingly.

If you’re experiencing any of these issues, the time has come to consider a concrete driveway replacement.

Templin Concrete Construction has the knowledge and equipment necessary to get the job done! Call us at 612-388-1945 to learn more replacing your concrete driveway today.

How Ice and Snow Affect Your Concrete Driveway

How Ice and Snow Affect Your Concrete Driveway

Winter is coming. Or better yet—it’s already here! That cold weather, with its ice and thick snow, holds huge implications for your concrete driveway. So, it’s a good idea to take stock of just what can happen in these wintry months and ensure you’re not doing anything to potentially harm it even more! Thawed outContinue Reading

Caring for Your Concrete Driveway: 3 Easy Maintenance Tips

Caring for Your Concrete Driveway: 3 Easy Maintenance Tips

Your driveway endures a lot of traffic, whether that means parked cars, running children, etc. Even though it’s one of the most used areas of your home, it’s not typically an area that we pay a lot of attention to unless there is an unsightly or urgent issue that needs to be resolved. However, that’sContinue Reading

How to Plan a Successful Driveway Layout

How to Plan a Successful Driveway Layout

Driveways play a vital role in how we access our homes each day. Not to mention they add to our homes’ practicality and curb appeal, which also proves valuable. Planning a successful driveway layout requires that you take into account factors such as size and slope, layout, materials and required maintenance! Size up your drivewayContinue Reading

What’s Causing My Driveway to Sink and Crack?

What’s Causing My Driveway to Sink and Crack?

Over time, many homeowners find cracks and other issues in their concrete driveway. As the material breaks down and separates, these unsightly divots can prove frustrating. While winter weather is the number one cause of sunken and cracked driveways, there are many reasons why it could be happening at your home! A flaw in yourContinue Reading

Leaf, Acorn and Pinecone Stains: Getting the Marks of Fall Off Your Driveway

Leaf, Acorn and Pinecone Stains: Getting the Marks of Fall Off Your Driveway

The majority of driveways are surfaced with either concrete or asphalt to make a durable surface. As we’ve covered, concrete is an excellent driveway surface material that will last for many years. The lighter color of concrete, however, does make it susceptible to organic stains from things like leaves, acorns and pinecones that fall offContinue Reading

High Heat + Low Humidity = Poor Concrete – Here’s Why

High Heat + Low Humidity = Poor Concrete – Here’s Why

Summer is the time when many home and commercial construction projects are planned. After all, winter weather in many areas can severely limit opportunities for construction activity. Despite the fact that summer provides a good opportunity and better weather for many projects, it may also bring some climate-related challenges. High heat coupled with low humidity,Continue Reading

Spring Sealing: When and Why to Seal or Reseal Your Driveway

Spring Sealing: When and Why to Seal or Reseal Your Driveway

If you have a concrete driveway, the springtime is the best time to have it sealed. Whether you just had your concrete driveway poured last year or you’ve had it for quite some time now, sealing your driveway helps to protect it from the elements and help it to last longer overall. Applying fresh sealingContinue Reading

Scientists Invent New Ice-Free Concrete With Extra Benefit

Scientists Invent New Ice-Free Concrete With Extra Benefit

Two engineers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have invented an incredible new kind of concrete that is able to melt away snow and ice. The concrete was developed by Christopher Tuan and Lim Nguyen, and while it’s actually a very cost-effective type of concrete, it has some pretty amazing properties that weren’t originally intended. TheContinue Reading

Winter ‘A-Salt’ – Why to Not Use Rock Salt on Concrete this Winter

Winter ‘A-Salt’ – Why to Not Use Rock Salt on Concrete this Winter

Let’s face it. Snow is a hassle. When it comes down, it can come down hard, and before you know it your driveway, sidewalk and patio is covered in feet of the white stuff. Then comes the ice, and depending on the temperature and density, ice can be even harder to remove and more dangerousContinue Reading