Under Construction: RemodelingCentral.com Gears Up for Driveway Special

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Summertime is the right season for new driveways. With a dry climate and endless heat, new driveways can be completed in less than a week. RemodelingCentral.com kicks off the driveway makeover season with a series on how to properly create an entrance for residential homes that stands out and also withstands the test of time—and weather.

A new driveway is almost as good as a brand new kitchen in the eyes of a home buyer. Cracked, stained, damaged driveways are just bad to look at and safety hazards.

Summer is one of the best times to makeover a driveway. One reason: it’s incredibly dry. Moisture can create serious issues for asphalt or cement, which is why homeowners are including driveway reconstruction or complete renovation in their projects this summer. RemodelingCentral.com is preparing to release a three-part series to cover all the bases with a driveway remodel, including what types of materials, how to create different driveways without cement, and how to avoid costly mistakes by understanding the construction process. Paul Drago, RemodelingCentral.com’s founder, explains more about this new series.

“A new driveway is almost as good as a brand new kitchen in the eyes of a home buyer. Cracked, stained, damaged driveways are just bad to look at and safety hazards. That’s why it’s essential to repair driveways now, when you can, so we want to showcase those ideas on RemodelingCentral,” said Drago, who developed a gallery of pictures and other information to go along with the series.

There are many options for driveways these days, and not all of them are concrete or asphalt. While these may be top choices, others are picking materials like stone to create the perfect entrance to their homes. This is one of the parts that will be explained in greater detail for the series, including the costs of different materials.

“People may think cement is the cheapest of all three, but it’s actually not. There are some even cheaper ways to finish a driveway and still make a great impression with the entrance to your home,” said Drago.

In addition, the series will talk about the different maintenance costs for all sorts of materials used in new driveway construction. There will also be a series on how to repair small areas of a driveway rather than doing a complete makeover. For example, many driveways crack and break off due to soil erosion and long term wear. One article will be devoted to how to maintain a driveway and fill in these holes that pop up once in a while.

Cleaning a driveway is also an important part of maintenance. If your driveway is new but has the stains on it as if it were used for years, there are multiple ways to get the brand new asphalt or concrete look. Pressure washing is just one of the methods to maintaining a clean driveway surface.

Along with pictures and material ideas, cost evaluation and repair tips, the series will show the process, from beginning to end, including how to safely remove the old driveway. This is an important step and if not done correctly, can lead to further problems for a home’s driveway down the line.

RemodelingCentral is a committed provider of guides, advice, how-to articles, remodeling news, and home product updates. Through the daily blog and large database of articles on every kind of remodeling project, including kitchen renovation, bathroom remodels and master bedroom expansions, it has become one of the leaders in online remodeling information.

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