Cobblecrete Over Block Concrete

26 Apr 2021

When it comes to investing in new driveways, whether at our homes, or our businesses, we like to think that we are spending our money wisely on not only the best quality product possible, but also the most visually appealing we can. So why opt for Cobblecrete over standard block concrete?

What Is Block Concrete?

Block concrete driveways were a very popular and cheap option across much of the 70’s and 80’s. It is simply where both homeowners and housing developers alike had a concrete square (or multiple smaller squares or rectangles) poured to shape to make a driveway. Sometimes these were framed or separated with small paving blocks.

The Downsides To Standard Concrete Drives

As with many products or processes, there are a number of downsides. While these block concrete driveways were cheap at the times, should any work need to be done underneath, the cost can increase. As they used a vast amount of concrete, should any pipes burst underneath, the majority of the drive would be dug up to make the repairs. While newer imprinted Cobblecrete driveways can be repaired to blend into the existing driveway, older concrete would still show patches unless they were completely re-skimmed.
Standard concrete driveways offer very little visual appeal. As standard, they are in a dull grey, which over time starts to look tired and show age marks. It is also susceptible to staining from the likes of oil and paint thanks to its porous nature.

Why Choose Cobblecrete Instead

While Cobblecrete is also a block of concrete underneath, the top layers have been designed to combat a number of the downsides of just a concrete drive. As mentioned above, Cobblecrete imprinting has been designed so that it can be repaired to blend in following any work that needs to be undertaken beneath the driveway. This means that you will not be able to tell that any work has even taken place.
Cobblecrete offers you the opportunity to select a number of different designs and colours to suit your personal style, meaning that you will not be left with an unattractive view, but something you can be proud of.

For more information on Cobblecrete driveways, or to discuss replacing your tired looking concrete driveway, please contact a member of our expert team today who will be happy to discuss this with you. You can also check out our installation video to see the process we follow.