Want To Make Your Cars Last Longer? Replace Your Gravel Driveway With Concrete Paving

2 August 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


Maintenance comes in all shapes and sizes when it comes to vehicles. It is important to keep up with oil changes, tire rotations, belt replacements, and much more. One part of preventive maintenance that some people do not put much thought into is the location and conditions in which the car is stored. Parking a vehicle on the street where it is at risk of getting hit by cars and sits in the sun all day is not ideal. The best place to put it is in a garage, but you might not have one, or yours might already be full. This is why you should consider replacing your gravel driveway with concrete paving to enjoy quality car storage.

Reduced Exposure to Elements

Parking your car in the driveway means it is not going to be resistant to things like wind and rain. But, parking on concrete means the gravel in the driveway will not become debris on a windy day. This is crucial because flying gravel can get stuck inside car parts, causing excessive wear and tear. It is also possible for gravel to create micro-scratches on the surface of the vehicle, sometimes making noticeable marks. A concrete paved driveway will naturally lead to the removal of all gravel in the area.

Affordable in Comparison

Car repairs, painting, or scratch removal can all add up in costs. Investing in a driveway that costs anywhere from $6 to $20 per square foot might not seem like a good deal, but it is worthwhile. Knowing that your vehicle is at least more protected than on a gravel driveway is something to look forward to. Cleaning up snow is another concern because it can lead to eventual corrosion, but cleaning it from gravel is not easy. You may have resorted to hiring a professional to get rid of the snow in the driveway. Switching to concrete makes it easier to both maintain and protect your vehicle from damage.

Level Surface for Parking

Another thing that you have to worry about with gravel is the surface becoming uneven over time. This can lead to parking your car on a crooked surface, which can put extra weight on one side. Leaving your tires in this state for a long time can lead to uneven wear, which will demand premature replacement.

Although you may have liked the look of a gravel driveway, you can do so much more for your vehicle and yourself when you are willing to make the switch to a paved concrete driveway. 

For a paving contractor, contact a company such as Phend & Brown