Concrete driveways are an ideal alternative to conventional gravel or blacktop driveways. They are durable, distinctive and economical, and preferred by many homeowners. Before choosing a concrete driveway for your residence, consider the costs.
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Homeowners choose to install concrete driveways for reasons such as low maintenance, aesthetics and increased property value, according to Cement.org.
Concrete driveways can be customised into a variety of colours, shapes and designs to fit your needs.
Standard one-car concrete driveways are at least 200 square feet, according to Drivewaytips.com, but actual size will vary.
Concrete is usually £1.90 to £6 per square foot, so a 600-square-foot driveway would cost between £1,170 and £3,900 just for the concrete, according to Costhelper.com. Coloured concrete is about £3 to £13 per square foot, or £1,950 to £7,800 for a 600-square-foot driveway.
Concrete driveways start with a gravel base, so expect to tack on an additional 50 cents to £1.30 per square foot, or £195 to £780 for a 600-square foot driveway, as stated on Costhelper.com.
You must also factor in the costs of labour, planning, complications such as slope and the removal of an old driveway if applicable.
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