• Frequently Asked Questions About Concrete Driveway Paving

    May 15, 2023
  • Are you considering upgrading the look and functionality of your driveway with concrete paving? Many Springfield homeowners use concrete to give their driveways a unique aesthetic look and feel. Concrete is more versatile than ever, with a wide range of colors, designs, and patterns that can mimic the look of brick, natural stone, wood, pavers, or tile. At Moss Concrete & Excavating, we use decades of experience laying concrete driveways to bring our customers’ design visions to life. Here’s what you need to know about concrete driveway paving.

    What is the difference between concrete and asphalt driveways?

    Asphalt and concrete are two of the most common driveway materials but have key differences. For example, asphalt has a shorter lifespan than concrete and may require more frequent repairs and resealing. Concrete, on the other hand, is a more durable and long-lasting material that can handle heavy traffic, weather exposure, and extreme temperatures better than asphalt. Concrete is also much more versatile and has more design options than asphalt.

    How much does concrete driveway paving cost?

    This will depend on how long your driveway is and what kind of paving you want. We pride ourselves on offering high-quality results at competitive prices. On average, concrete costs $3.50 to $12.50 per square foot. For an exact quote, contact Moss Concrete & Excavating for an estimate. Let us know the details of your project and your design vision, and we’ll give you an idea of how much it would cost.

    Do concrete driveways need to be sealed or resurfaced?

    While not required, if you want to extend the lifespan of your concrete driveway, reseal the surface every 2-3 years to protect it from damage. This is especially recommended in the Springfield area because of damage from winter storms.

    How long does it take to install concrete driveway paving?

    This depends on several factors, including the size of the driveway and weather conditions. On average, it takes several days to prepare the surface, pour the concrete, and allow it to cure. At Moss Concrete & Excavating, we understand that your time is valuable, so we strive to complete our projects on time, every time.

    Can I install a concrete driveway myself?

    While installing a concrete driveway yourself is possible, it’s not worth risking harm to yourself or your driveway. Instead, we highly recommend hiring a professional contractor to ensure the job is done correctly and safely since installing a concrete driveway requires heavy machinery and knowledge of proper mixing and pouring techniques for the best results.

    Why should I work with Moss Concrete & Excavating for my driveway paving project?

    Our family-owned and operated business has served Central Illinois since 1986. Our decades of experience and a strong reputation for high-quality workmanship at competitive rates have made us the go-to for countless businesses and households in Springfield and the surrounding area. We put the needs of our clients first and strive for complete satisfaction in all our concrete and excavation jobs. So if you’re considering concrete driveway paving, call Moss Concrete & Excavating at 217.741.2039 for friendly service and reliable craftsmanship.