The Pros And Cons Of Extending Your Concrete Driveway

Non-stop work and never ending household chores can be exhausting, which is why many homeowners are opting to extend their concrete driveway. This way you’re able to add on more room for parking or storage. But before you start dreaming of a bigger driveway, it’s important to consider the pros and cons of this project. Read this article and find out!

The Pros:

  • Extra storage space for all your belongings.
  • More surface to park cars, which will increase the size of your driveway.
  • You’ll have more room when you’re working on cleaning up after a storm or snowstorm because there is an extra area that’s not covered by concrete.
  • You’ll have more parking spaces for cars which will make it easier to visit family members who live at home full time. It also makes it possible for you to spend less time commuting during rush hour traffic.
  • Your house would be a lot bigger with an extended driveway because there’s space that can’t be taken away by cement or other materials when building over this area (although this could decrease its value).
  • There are many benefits from having increased storage in an outdoor place such as adding a shed or workshop near your property so that you don’t need much room inside of your  garage for a lot of tools which can make you more organized.
  • It could help with decreasing the amount of energy that your air conditioner use because it will cool down the entire space in your house.
  • Your family won’t need to walk so far from their vehicles when they  come home.
  • The new concrete area will be level with the old cement, which eliminates any potential trip hazards.
  • Adding a patio onto the backside of where your house already ends is less expensive than extending your entire driveway first and can provide more outdoor living space at a lower price point.

The Cons:

  • Altering the landscape around your property may make it difficult to sell if you ever decide to move again. (It would also decrease its value) – There is always potential for future damage due to construction  and the environment.
  • The cost of concrete and labor is expensive, but may be worth the investment depending on your situation.
  • If an extended driveway is going against one side of someone else’s fence line, then they might need permission from their insurance provider first (although this varies by state). Your garage door  and the fence line in between you and your neighbor will then all be on one side of the driveway, instead of being separate.
  • Adding an extension to your driveway is expensive because it’s more concrete work that needs to be done. If you are considering adding a patio or outdoor space onto the backside of where your house already ends, consider whether this would be more cost effective than extending your driveway first.
  • You can’t park as many cars at once if there isn’t enough room for them along the length of the new area – which means not everyone who lives in your home may have their own parking spot outside.
  • You’ll need to make sure you have enough room for all of your family members before adding an extension because it may not be possible afterward if there are space limitations in your driveway or on the property itself.

The decision to extend your driveway is a big one, so make sure you weigh the pros and cons before deciding. If you decide that increasing the size of your concrete drive-way is right for your home or business, contact our team at ABC Concrete Services today! We can help you with all aspects of extending your concrete driveway from estimating costs to applying sealant.

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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.