When choosing the right driveway for your Gold Coast property, sometimes you just can’t beat classic concrete. Plain concrete driveways are still a popular driveway option for many people today.
We’ve got the skills and training to design and complete the robust plain concrete driveway your property needs. We create plain concrete driveways in varying sizes based on your wants and needs to last in all weather without showing any hint of damage – all for a very competitive price.
Is a concrete driveway a good investment?
Plain concrete remains the number one option for many property owners and more so for the following reasons:
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.
While concrete driveways cost more to install upfront, their longevity will leave you better off in the long run. In fact, a concrete driveway will last up to 30 years when properly maintained.
Boosts Resale Value
A concrete driveway adds significant value to your home, which will come in handy if you decide to sell it.
How do I maintain a concrete driveway?
Sweeping a concrete driveway and hosing it down with detergent and water keeps dirt build-up at bay. Check 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 will my concrete driveway cost?
In Queensland, you can expect to pay about $2,000 for a standard 30 square metre concrete driveway or around $65 per square metre, including materials and labour.
However, the real cost of a plain concrete driveway can be affected by factors such as the slope of the land, the ease of access to the site, whether any demolition is needed and whether the existing driveway needs removal. Two other key factors are:
Time of year
The price you pay for your plain concrete driveway could also be affected by the season you get it done. For instance, although concrete can be poured during the summer and winter, both need individual mixes. On the other hand, spring and fall provide the best weather conditions for concreting. This affects the cost as concreters are extremely busy during peak seasons.
Another factor that can affect the final price of your concrete driveway is whether you want to add a carport or gate. With the cost of the carport, expect to pay a similar price per square metre to your driveway. Driveway gate costs for single and double timber gates can range between $450 and $1,200 while wrought iron and elaborate gates will be a lot more pricey.
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