Adding Value to Your Property: Paving Your Driveway
It’s a seller’s market in Canada at the moment, with housing prices going through the roof. If you’re planning on selling your property, a few simple improvements can help drive the price up even further.
It can be a good idea to spend your money wisely. For example, if your house doesn’t need a new roof, don’t put one in just because you’re planning on selling. If your electricals are up to code and work well, do you really need to spend a packet gutting the house to put new wiring in? To put it simply, a bad plumbing or electrical system will diminish the value of your house, but new ones won’t necessarily drive the value up. Unless you’re selling your property as a fixer-upper, your buyers expect these things to be in working condition.
First impressions matter!
It’s obvious that an enticing looking house will drive more interest than a run-down one. Improving your home’s curbside appeal can mean the difference between a buyer stepping into your home to have a look at it or turning away before even bothering to look at your beautifully done interiors. An exterior paint job can improve first impressions vastly, as can a nicely manicured lawn.
However, many sellers tend to neglect are their driveways.
Why should you do up your driveway before selling?
- A fresh-looking driveway improves curbside appeal.
- Improving curb appeal can drive your property price up by a whopping 7%, according to a study by the University of Texas.
- Resurfacing your driveway is a fairly inexpensive upgrade.
- A tidy driveway will make you feel good while you’re still living in the house.
How to renovate your driveway for increased curb appeal
As with every home renovation project, there are plenty of different ways you can redo your driveway. From concrete and asphalt to brick pavers or gravel – each comes with their pros and cons. For example, gravel is relatively cheap but is washed away easily and is virtually impossible to plough if you have plenty of snow where you live. Concrete is easy to install but also stains easily and is difficult to repair. In fact, bad damage can mean that you need to remove the entire concrete driveway before pouring a new one, which can be quite expensive. Pavers can be difficult maintain because of weeds, although they do look pretty – you get the picture.
Rubber paving to the rescue
Rubber paving offers plenty of benefits when it comes to sprucing up a tired looking driveway. It’s relatively inexpensive but doesn’t look it. It’s also easy to install. It can be poured over your existing driveway in a day without the need for digging it up. It’s also environmentally friendly (it’s made from recycled rubber tires which would have otherwise ended up in landfills) which makes for a great talking point with potential buyers.
Another great selling point a rubber surfaced driveway offers you is to tell your buyers how easy it is to maintain and clean!
Getting a recycled rubber driveway installed will likely prove to be one of the best things that you’ll ever do for your home. Call Us today for a FREE No Obligation quote at 778 877 4229 or check out our website at https://vancouversafetysurfacing.com.