When New Year's comes, it's out with the old and in with the new. That's why people have been making New Year's resolutions for about 4,000 years. Many of those resolutions, often focused on losing weight or exercising more, often fall by the wayside within a few weeks.
If you're tired of making half hearted resolutions to improve yourself, try something different this year: a resolution to improve your home. A new driveway will perk up your property and serve you well for years to come. Every day, you'll be glad that you resolved to install a new asphalt or concrete driveway.
Redo Your Driveway This Year
Driveways don't last forever. A properly installed surface could serve you well for a few decades, but a driveway that wasn't put in by an experienced team may give out sooner than that.
Whatever its age, when it's clear that your driveway is approaching the end of its life, it's smart to replace it as soon as possible. You'll find that putting in a new surface will resolve your driveway problems and make your property look nicer.
Replacing your driveway can take care of:
By resolving to replace your driveway this New Year's, you can address each of these problems with just one project.
Start Looking Now for Ideas
New Year's Day is not the ideal time for driveway installation. Rather, you need to wait for the weather to warm up. Springtime is usually a good time because the ground has had a chance to thaw by then.
However, cozy winter evenings by the fire provide a great opportunity to start dreaming about your driveway project. What would you like your new surface to look like? Now is the time to start brainstorming ideas.
There are many options for driveway materials. Asphalt driveways are quite popular in New York because of their ability to withstand temperature fluctuations throughout the year. Other options include concrete, pavers, and oil and stone.
You may want to add unique or personalized elements to your driveway project. Options include arranging paving stones in an eye-catching pattern for your apron, building a decorative wall along the edge of the driveway, or including cut-out planting beds in the layout.
For inspiration, check out the many beautiful driveway designs featured in the following video:
Make Sure You Keep Your Resolution
Some experts say that approximately four-fifths of New Year's resolutions are abandoned before the end of the year. Many people give up on their plans within a month or two.
Since you're making a mid-winter resolution to complete a spring project, it's important to take steps now to ensure that you'll follow through with your plans. Once your driveway replacement is complete, you'll be among the 20% of successful resolution keepers!
Hire a Team of Pros
Some people try to tackle driveway installation as a DIY project. While, in some cases, that may be doable, it will certainly require a lot more effort on your part. You may be tempted to put off the work for weeks on end. In fact, when cold weather rolls around again, you may find that you never got around to making good on your driveway plans.
Don't let that happen to you! Instead, rely on the professional services of a team that makes it their mission to complete your driveway project. Unlike you, they won't have to wait for a free weekend to get the job done. While you're taking care of your other responsibilities, they'll be hard at work getting the new surface ready for you to drive on.
Time issues aren't the only reason to hire the pros for your driveway project. An experienced, professional team will also be sure to do the job right. Driveway companies have the know-how to pick the best weather for laying asphalt or concrete.
Plus, they'll show up with tools and equipment that you don't have at your personal disposal. Having the best gear for the job means that you'll end up with a driveway that's stronger, more tightly compacted and better able to withstand the elements. In other words, you won't need to make another new-driveway resolution for years to come!
Schedule Your Service Now
The other top tip for making sure you carry through with your resolution is to get the work on the calendar now. Sure, in the midst of winter's chill, spring seems a long way away.
However, warmer months will be here before you know it. Once the thermometer starts to rise, you won't be the only one wanting a new driveway. Your paving contractor's calendar will fill up quickly.
Being proactive is the best way to achieve priority scheduling. It's not too early to call your paving company and get on their list. If you make contact now, yours will be one of the first properties to receive a driveway update come spring.
Is refreshing your driveway one of your New Year's resolutions? If so, give Palermo Paving a call now. It's never too soon to schedule your concrete or asphalt driveway replacement in Bellport, Patchogue, Hamptons, Islip, or anywhere on Long Island. Our team will start working with you to design a driveway that complements your home, and then we'll come out in the spring to complete the job.