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    Do you want your Brisbane property driveway to be sturdy and reliable, but with a more unique, contemporary look? Then a coloured concrete driveway might be the perfect choice for you!

    If you’re after a coloured concrete driveway to spruce up the exterior of your Gold Coast property, Call us and let us utilize our experience to design and lay the coloured concrete driveway of your dream

    What is coloured concrete?

    Coloured concrete comes in many subtle, natural colours that can completely blend in with the surroundings, but is also visually appealing to many homeowners. These colours can produce a beautiful finish on the surface of the concrete.

    Aside from providing a permanent, stylish finish to surfaces, coloured concrete is also cost-effective and long-lasting, making it a very popular choice for driveways in the Gold Coast.

    How do you colour a concrete driveway?

    To colour a concrete driveway properly, it’s important to start by choosing the right colour for your driveway.

    There are some things you should consider in your decision-making:

    Matching the colour scheme of your house

    Your driveway will look like a natural fit when it complements the existing colours of your home.

    Light colours reflect heat, dark absorbs it

    Colours affect your surface’s ability to handle the heat. This could determine whether you can walk barefoot on it.

    Match the colouring of any existing stamped patterns

    Use the pattern of natural stones or bricks to help determine what colours make that pattern look better.

    What are the benefits of a coloured concrete driveway?

    Here are some excellent reasons coloured concrete is one of the most popular driveway choices not just in Brisbane, but throughout Australia:

    Improves Curb Appeal

    Coloured concrete adds an artistic touch to your home’s exterior. When carefully chosen to complement the other elements of your front yard, coloured concrete is fantastic at enhancing your property’s curb appeal.

    Longevity

    While concrete driveways cost more to install upfront, its longevity will leave you better off in the long run. In fact, a concrete driveway will last up to 30 years when properly maintained.

    Durability

    Coloured concrete reflects heat away because concrete absorbs less UV radiation than most other materials, meaning you won’t have to deal with a driveway you can fry an egg on. Its robust, rigid nature also allows it to withstand heavy loads better than other driveway types.

    Low Maintenance

    Coloured concrete driveways are delightfully easy to maintain. There’s very little ongoing maintenance involved besides cleaning up spills and sweeping up debris. Cracks will eventually appear on the surface because the ground will naturally shift, this is a cheap, easy DIY job using a simple concrete patcher which you can find at most hardware stores. You only need to do resealing work every five years.

    Boosts Resale Value

    A coloured concrete driveway adds significant value to your home, which will come in handy if you decide to sell it.

    How do I maintain a coloured concrete driveway?

    Sweeping a coloured concrete driveway and hosing it down with detergent and water will keep dirt build-up at bay. Inspect for any cracks or fissures because if they aren’t fixed immediately, moisture or chemicals from spills can penetrate the surface of the concrete and break it up. Resealing work only needs to be done every two years in residential areas, but more frequently in industrial settings.

    How much does a coloured concrete driveway cost?

    The cost of a coloured concrete driveway depends on the size of the driveway and the slope of the surface you’ll be concreting on. Concreting on a flat surface costs $65 to $85 per square metre, but it’s about $10 more per square metre if the driveway is sloping.

    You can expect to pay $75 to $90 per square metre for coloured concrete or up to $150 if you choose a decorative option like stamps or stencils

    Why work with QEP

    • QEP concrete services that support the Gold Coast economy, we are proudly 100% Australian owned and operated, and with over 15 years of experience, we know how to give you a concrete product that will last for decades.
    • The key to a quality concrete pour is in the preparation and delivering quality concreting at an affordable price. We are able to beat our competitors due to relationships with suppliers that allow us to purchase quality products and materials and pass them on to you at far reduced prices.
    • We specialise in a whole range of products and services, including exposed aggregate concreting, stamped concreting, coloured concreting for driveways, pathways, and footpaths. To the highest quality workmanship