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Improving curb appeal, one stone at a time

April 12, 2021 - 8:00 AM

These days, with so many people spending so much time at home, the emphasis on houses has taken on an even bigger perspective. Whether it is to improve the look of our homes on the outside, or increase the value if we are planning to sell, one of the ways to improve curb appeal is through “hard landscaping” such as concrete curbs, edges, crushed gravel and rock beds, and repairs to concrete and asphalt paths and driveways.

Companies like Precision Safety Infrastructure, based in Sorrento, B.C. can help. These companies provide concrete curbing, maintenance and asphalt repair services that not only improve curb appeal but can also add thousands of dollars to the value of a property.

Preformed concrete curbs around trees, paths and flower beds can improve the look of a home’s yard, add value and provide many other benefits too. Unlike wood or timber dividers, concrete curbs will not rot over time, will not attract bugs and termites, will act as a barrier to the encroachment of grass into flower beds and, unlike concrete blocks, will not shift and leave openings for grass and weeds to grow through. Concrete curbs can also be coloured to suit a yard’s landscaping - providing an additional visual appeal to the look of your yard. 

It is important to have concrete curbs properly sealed and to maintain them with re-sealing every few years, say the experts. Working with a reputable and knowledgeable company, a design can be made to suit any yard’s layout and a budget established for the project that meets the needs and resources of the homeowner. Properly cared for, concrete curbing can last for many years making it a wise investment while at the same time improving the curb appeal of the property.

Unlike other landscaping alternatives, concrete curbing is formed onsite, allowing for sweeping curves and contours to be created to provide a pleasing visual pattern that will make your yard stand out from its neighbours.

Another hard landscaping improvement that can be made to improve the curb appeal of a home is repairing and/or repaving asphalt and concrete driveways. While concrete tends to be used for driveways in newer housing developments where homes are closer together and not as far back from the street, asphalt tends to be used in older, more established neighbourhoods, on longer driveways and in more rural areas. While there are advantages to both asphalt and concrete, if both are maintained properly, they can provide years of eye-pleasing service to a home's outside look. 

As has been said a million times, nothing lasts like a first impression, and outside improvements such as concrete curbing, landscaping and driveway repairs and maintenance help make that positive first impression if you are selling and a potential buyer approaches your home. The first impression they get will make all the difference when it comes to their interest and a potential offer. If they don’t like what they see on the outside, they may just drive by.

That’s why making your home stand out from others on the street with decorative concrete curbing can help. If you want to improve the look of your yard, talk to a company like Precision Safety Infrastructure about how concrete curbing can give your home the curb appeal it deserves.

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