After years of erosion, the daily weight of cars and the pounding Melbourne Sun, chances are your driveway has seen its best days. The driveway is a statement to any house, with some covered in oil stains, lowering the appeal and overall value of your home, versus other that bring to life the character of your residence while adding value with decorative designs and patterns.
With the average decorative driveway carrying a 7-10 year guarantee, it’s inevitable you will eventually need to apply another coat or resurface your design to keep it fresh. So how much will it cost to resurface your driveway in 2016?
Quality or Budget, What is your ideal outcome?
When it comes to redecorating a concrete surface with designer options, you need something that will stand the test of time. With weather and erosion combating your surfaces 24 hours a day seven days a week, quality is essential.
There is a vast gap in the price for driveway services in Melbourne. With cheaper materials cutting the cost and lowering the expected quoted price for this service on an ongoing basis. But at what expense? Re-decorating your driveway on a budget may get your the desired look for a year, maybe two but you will soon see the cracks, the faded colors and the real reason the price was low.
For the best results, pick the best products. When you’re quoted, ask for the guarantee, at least a seven-year warranty on your concrete resurfacing job is acceptable with some companies offering a full ten years. If it’s a quality driveway resurfacing contractor, you’re after check out what we have to offer including our quality guarantee.
Driveway Resurfacing Options, Getting Your Desired Look.
There are many different looks, styles and characters one can choose when upgrading or replenishing the driveway.
If you’re unsure what you would like, we can help with brochures, experience, and our gallery.
Here are a list of the most common surface applications.
Coloring your concrete is one of the cheapest options and involves covering your concrete with your desired color before applying a couple of layers of sealer to hold the color against the harsh Melbourne sun. This look is a popular one with hundreds of colors to choose from.
Concrete Stencil is where we use patterns to give you your desired look. A stencil is applied to the surface before application and then removed after to provide a perfect design. Stencil concrete is more expensive than using a solid color hower gives much more character to your property.
Stamping your concrete involves using a stamp pattern and applying it to the fresh coating applied to your driveway. This can give a look a lot like tiles as well as a few other patterns.
The Larger the Driveway The Better Price Per Square Meter
Unfortunately, there is no fixed price per square meter when resurfacing concrete. The size of the surface is the largest determining factor however the price per square meter does drop as the area grows. This is due to the prep time taking up a majority of the price.
When a concrete resurfacing specialist comes to work on your driveway, there is a significant portion of time used in preparation setting up the worksite and getting the surface ready to be coated. The larger the site, the less it cost due to the site-prep remaining relatively the same.
For example, having just a couple square meters resurfaced my cost $2,000 – $3,000. However getting 4 to 5 times the surface areas covered may only double the price.
As stated earlier, there are plenty of other determining factors in the quoted price. If you would like more information about this service, feel free to give us a call and our concrete resurfacing contractors will come to us with pictures, brochures options and an accurate price for your preferred driveway service. View the details from our website found bellow.