Concrete vs. Gravel: Which Is Best For Your Richmond Home?

July 8, 2022

If you own a home in Richmond, you may be faced with this trouble question. Which should I pick, Smith Evergreen concrete or gravel in Richmond? Well at the end of the day it is all personal preference. Each material has pros and cons and it is up to you to decide what best fits your Richmond home. Here at Smith Evergreen Concrete, we are going to break down the differences between the two and hopefully help you make a decision on which one to get. Our goal is to ensure you don’t second guess yourself and you walk away fulling knowing which one is right for you.

Differences Between Concrete and Gravel In Richmond

Smith Evergreen Concrete is a much more durable material than gravel in Richmond. So if you wanted to install it in your driveway it would do a much better job than gravel would. You wouldn’t have to worry about cracks or your concrete wearing down over time and causing issues so often. No cracks in the surface will leave your house with a better-looking aesthetic as well. Maintaining concrete in Richmond is also much easier than it is to maintain gravel. Concrete won’t get washed away when a storm comes or there is heavy rain. It sits in its spot and isn’t going to move due to weather conditions. With Smith Evergreen Concrete in Richmond, you can simply get a pressure washer and wash away all the dirt and build-up on your surface. This makes it really easy and simple to maintain regular maintenance.

When it comes to snow days, concrete is much easier to shovel snow off. If you have gravel at your home in Richmond, it will be a hassle to move the snow without picking up gravel in the process. If you live in an area where snow isn’t an issue then this doesn’t affect you. But if you do you should certainly take this into consideration as it can play a big part in your enjoyment. In the long term run, concrete is much more affordable than gravel. The constant need for new gravel can be a big detriment to your finances and can lead to financial issues in the future. As to wear it is much easier to main concrete because of how durable it is. You won’t have to worry about replacing it as often. The need to continually replace the gravel in your driveway is going to add up over the years and sometimes it just isn’t worth the cost.

Here at Smith Evergreen in Richmond a lot of our customers consider concrete to be more customizable. There are a lot of things you can do with concrete when it comes to customization and standing out. Gravel in Richmond is very limited when it comes to customization and changing things up. With concrete, you can get stamped concrete or even color-stained concrete. This gives it a different look and makes it look more visually appealing than gravel could. Concrete is also much easier to keep clean. Not referring to the maintenance but gravel tends to blow into places where you don’t want it. Since it is so easily movable gravel can blow into the grass and onto your porch. Sometimes just into the sidewalk. If you have a garage, there is a chance that every time you open it large amounts of gravel may blow inside there as well.

If you are considering Smith Evergreen concrete or gravel in Richmond, we hope this helps you make a decision. Concrete in Richmond is definitely has the advantage against gravel and we recommend that you go with concrete due to is durability and its customization. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Smith Evergreen Concrete in Richmond today. We are more than happy to answer some questions and provide information that you may be needing.

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Welcome to Smith Evergreen Concrete, Richmond Virginia's newest concrete contractor. While we may new to RVA and working throughout Central Virginia, we're not new concrete.  For the last 6 years we've been dedicated to perfecting our trade while working diligently to study the craft of custom stamped concrete in the North West. We are excited to be in Richmond, with family and friends and to have the opportunity to bring our high-quality concrete craftsmanship to the beautiful state of Virginia. 

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