Does Extending Your Concrete Driveway Make Sense?

Do you have a concrete driveway that is showing its age? If so, it may be time to consider extending your driveway. A new concrete drive will last decades longer than an older one and cost less in the long run. In this post we’ll discuss what factors need to be considered when deciding whether or not to extend your existing concrete driveway as well as how much does extending a concrete driveway cost, the benefits of doing so, and how to get started. We hope that by reading this article you are better equipped with making the right decision for your family’s needs!

Some factors to consider when deciding whether or not to extend your existing concrete driveway are:

  • The condition of the current concrete drive. Is it cracked with weeds growing in between? If so, then extending will be necessary at some point no matter what.
  • When was the last time you had a professional inspection of your driveway done? A proper inspection can help determine if an extension is needed and how much it would cost.
  • How many cars do you have that use this driveway each day on average? Adding another car parking spot could add more than just convenience for friends and family members visiting – most insurance companies offer discounts for homes having two spots rather than one! You also may find that adding a second row of surface area  to your driveway will help you save on gas and car maintenance.
  • What are the dimensions of your current concrete driveway? If it is a tight fit, then adding another row would be difficult but not impossible to do. The requirements for an extension will depend on how much room there is at each end, as well as what type of contractor you plan to use (since this can vary).
  • Is there plenty of room behind or beside your house that could become home to some additional parking spaces? This may sound like a waste since those areas seem so empty now – but think about where that space might come in handy when company comes over for the holidays!
  • How often does someone park their vehicle blocking off one portion or the other  of your driveway? This is a common problem for many homeowners, but it becomes an issue when you’re outside gardening or trying to work on the car.
  • Is space at a premium in front of your house as well and would adding more spaces mean that someone has to park their vehicle further away from home? Consider how often people drive into and out of the area since this will affect whether another row of parking comes with some drawbacks too.

The decision to extend your concrete driveway could be a costly one if you don’t have the right information. If you need help deciding whether extending it is worth it, talk with us! We can give you all of the necessary tools and assistance to make an informed choice about this important investment. Our experts will go over any concerns or questions that might arise as well so contact us today for more information on how we can help!

Are You Looking for a Company to Extend Your Concrete Driveway? 

Spaulding Concrete has been the SF Bay Area’s top concrete contractor for Driveway Additions & Extensions for over 30 years.  The qualified concrete experts at Spaulding Concrete will be on schedule, on budget and meet or exceed standards by careful planning, professional execution, and strict quality control. To schedule your free quote, contact us today! We are proud to serve Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Martinez, Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood and the surrounding areas.