If you were to look out your front window right now, what would you see? A sight of which you can be quite proud? A landscaped paradise that is the envy of all your neighbors? Or maybe something that could use a little work? There’s plenty of work that goes into the perfect design of your yard, including flower choices, the right gardening techniques, care for your grass, and maybe the placement of some wood chips, mulch, solar lights along the pathways. The list goes on and on. But how often do you focus on your concrete sidewalks, pathways, or patios? Everyone loves the look of a meticulously sculpted garden, but what lies beneath your feet as you walk up to admire it is just as significant.
Focus on your concrete walkways and patios
There’s often not much thought put into your concrete, paved, or brick surfaces, as they do not require quite as much upkeep as the rest of your ever-growing yard. Your pathways don’t have to be mowed, your patio doesn’t have to be trimmed. But that doesn’t mean that it does not require some care. In 2013, the National Association of Realtors conducted a survey that stated how curb appeal is vital to 71% of people looking to buy a new home. This includes the paths and walkways. If the yard and garden are beautiful, but the sidewalk is crumbling, it diminishes the appeal. Homebuyers don’t want homes that look neglected. And don’t think that cleverly cropped photos will always do the trick. The NAR also claims that 63% of potential buyers will stop by an address after seeing a home that catches their eye online. And there’s no hiding any unsightly portions of the exterior then.
Taking steps to fixing those crumbling steps
Sometimes it doesn’t take much to get the concrete for repairs and do it yourself, especially if your walkways are not too bad. But if there hasn’t been much work done on your concrete surfaces for several years, consider a more in-depth job. It is recommended that an asphalt driveway that hasn’t been worked on for 20 years, or a concrete or paved surface nearing 25 years without being retouched, should be completely redone. Don’t think you can repair the walkway yourself? Not a problem. There are plenty of concrete repair services available. Most people want a professional when it comes to taking that last step in polishing the exterior of your home, whether you’re looking to sell or just finish off your perfect outdoor scene. You’ll want to find a mason who excels in quality workmanship. The last thing you want is to shell out a lump of money and then have to patch up the path again in a month.
Think of how perfect the exterior of your home could be, and take the steps to get there!