Hemma Concrete Driveway Aprons
Hemma Concrete can make any driveway come to life with the addition of a decorative driveway apron. Driveway aprons are defined as that portion of the driveway starting at the curb and progressing up the driveway for a specified distance. The normal distance for a concrete driveway apron is between 8 and 15 feet, but we have built driveway aprons extending 60 to 70 feet up the driveway. The depth of your concrete apron is entirely a matter of personal preference – we can build your driveway apron specified to your preferences!
Building Your Driveway Apron
A driveway apron can be built with a number of products, including stamped concrete (where the concrete is stamped while it is still wet), brick, and slate. While some homeowners prefer plain-stamped concrete with no color, many homeowners prefer the use of two colors where the driveway apron is “sealed” with a high-quality UV-resistant sealer. The sealer both protects the color and gives the apron a “wet” look. A special slip resistant product is added to the sealer to keep the apron from being slick when wet.
Aside from stamped concrete, another very popular driveway apron product is concrete pavers. There is any number of concrete paver designs with 4 to 5 color patterns for each paver. Driveway aprons built with concrete pavers have one very important advantage in that they are warranted by the manufacturer against chipping, cracking and breaking for as long as you own your home.
Another advantage of a concrete paver driveway apron is its strength. Hemma driveways are built with 4,000 psi concrete, but the pavers have a minimum strength of 8,000 psi. This provides extra driveway apron strength to support any heavy trucks or other vehicles that may pull onto your driveway.
Regardless of the style of driveway apron you choose, concrete aprons and driveway aprons are a great way to create great curb appeal for your home. The concrete contractors at Hemma can change your driveway from a plain concrete driveway to something beautiful which will significantly enhance the beauty and value of your home.