While you probably can’t remember the last time you complimented someone’s sidewalk, you’ve probably pointed out many broken or deformed sidewalks. The reason for this is because with something that has as much utility as a sidewalk, we just always expect it to work and do its job without causing injuries or looking too ugly.
Sidewalks are generally used as a way to get people from a driveway or street to or around a building safely. As a rule, sidewalks are generally drab and grey looking, but what a waste! Much like driveways, sidewalks cover large areas and a wonderful opportunity to add color and texture to your residential or commercial space. As you consider adding or replacing sidewalks on your property, taking the time to think about the overall purpose of the sidewalk can result in a product that fits that need perfectly.
Function vs Aesthetics
Concrete is one of the most versatile building materials that exist, which is why it’s been used for thousands of years. In all that time, we’ve come a long way in textures and designs. From a basic, smooth broom finish to stamped faux brick, your options for your sidewalks are far from limited.
But with all of these choices, you may find yourself needing guidance from seasoned professionals to make sure you’re making the right call. For example, do you need the concrete to match a certain landscape or building design? Are you handy and willing to do routine maintenance or are you looking for something as hands-off as possible? What about the people using the sidewalk — will this just be used a couple of times per day by someone living alone or will it be walked on all day outside of an apartment complex?
These are factors that need to be considered since you have hundreds of different options available to you. Over the years, we’ve worked with hundreds of homeowners, contractors and property managers to install a solution that gives that best suits the property’s needs. Whether it comes down to thickness, texture, color or finish in a variety of budgets, you’ll find that one thing you won’t have to decide on is settling.
By understanding your exact needs and preferences, we can help you design a sidewalk that won’t only do its job by giving you a safe walkway, but will be sure to leave an impression on your customers or neighbors. When someone puts that much effort into a normally overlooked portion of the property, it tells others that you care and can even raise the value of your property.
At Richmond Concrete, we’re set up to work on a wide variety of sidewalks on nearly any type of property. Whether you need new or replacement sidewalks for a home, commercial or industrial space, golf courses or even seawalls, we’ve got the experience and knowhow to deliver exactly what you need, where you need it. If you’re currently in the market for a concrete walkway, contact us today for a free consultation.
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