Concrete’s Curb Appeal

There is a common wisdom to avoid judging books by their covers. However, it is also true that snap judgments are often made based on appearances. Have you considered what your driveway is saying about you?

One of the first things a visitor to your home sees is your driveway. Concrete is a choice material for your driveway, as it can be shaped, colored, stamped, and etched for a visually stunning experience for you and your guests from the road to your doorstep.

Did you know that concrete can last up to 40 years? With basic maintenance, this durable material can last for decades, when installed by the professionals at G-Cat Construction. This cost-effective investment enhances the beauty of your house and sets yours apart from other homes in the neighborhood. With proper care, including annual sealing, your concrete driveway can endure for years, staying beautiful and increasing the value of your property.

Concrete can also handle the extreme Chicagoland temperatures better than materials like asphalt. Whether it’s hot or cold, concrete remains strong. While asphalt will expand and contract based on the temperature causing cracks and holes to form, concrete only reacts to immense pressure or surface movement. This is one of the secrets its low maintenance and longevity.

Lastly, concrete can increase the value of your home. According to, a good first impression from the exterior of your house can add 5% to 10% more value. If a prospective buyer doesn’t like the outside impression your home sets, they are less likely to want to see what’s on the inside. Well-laid concrete can set you apart from the pack and create a curb appeal that can make you proud of your home. Are you ready to smile when you pull into your driveway? Call G-CAT.