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road markings go beyond the horizon. dividing line on the asphalt blurred. lane for cars and cyclists in bright sunlight. road safety idea

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road markings go beyond the horizon. dividing line on the asphalt blurred. lane for cars and cyclists in bright sunlight. road safety idea
road markings go beyond the horizon. dividing line on the asphalt blurred. lane for cars and cyclists in bright sunlight. road safety idea

Safe & Durable Driveway Traction Strips

Here at Cube Concreting, we’re experts in creating safer, slip-resistant concrete driveways. However, our work is not done in just settling with providing you the best concrete driveway this side of Australia. Our work over 2 decades has given us more expertise than just concrete alone. To complement the excellent work we have done over the years, we have discovered that driveway traction strips are the best to go with the concrete driveways we have constructed.

Importance of Driveway Traction

In areas where weather patterns fluctuate dramatically, driveways can quickly become hazardous zones. During rainy seasons, surfaces can get slick and slippery, while in winter, ice and snow can create treacherous conditions. A slip-resistant driveway is essential in these environments, providing a stable and secure surface regardless of the weather.

Beyond the immediate safety concerns, driveways without proper traction can suffer from weather-related wear and tear. Water and ice can seep into cracks and crevices, exacerbating existing damage and leading to costly repairs. Proper traction enhances safety and protects your investment from the elements.

For vehicles, a driveway lacking in traction can be akin to a skid pan. This is particularly true for inclined driveways where the gradient adds to the challenge. Vehicles may struggle to gain the necessary grip, leading to skidding or sliding, which can result in accidents or damage to your property and the vehicle itself. 

And it extends beyond vehicles. Pedestrians, including family members and visitors, are at risk of slips and falls on a slick driveway. This risk is heightened for children and the elderly, who may find it challenging to navigate a slippery surface.

Benefits of Traction Strips

Now, to the point we’re making. All those concerns about safety and protection should be the number 1 priority of any homeowner with a functional driveway. 

However, the driveway alone isn’t going to make a difference if even just one thing goes wrong. It can be the weather, wear and tear, or unique driveway designs. The solution? Traction strips.

Installing them on your driveway brings several key benefits including:

  • Enhanced Safety: The primary benefit is the significant reduction in slip-and-fall risks, making your driveway safer for everyone.
  • Durability: Traction solutions are designed to withstand heavy traffic and harsh weather conditions, ensuring they last for years.
  • Weather Resistance: Traction strips maintain their effectiveness in various weather conditions, from scorching heat to freezing cold.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: It ensures that safety doesn’t come at the expense of beauty. Traction strips are designed to complement the look of your driveway, enhancing its overall appeal.

Traction Strip Solutions

There’s no one way to solve every driveway traction problem. Every driveway will have a traction strip that will match it. Some of them include:

  • Resin-Bound Gravel: This option provides a roughened surface, offering excellent grip and a visually appealing finish. It’s perfect for those who want to maintain the aesthetic value of their driveways without compromising on safety.
  • Slip-Resistant Coatings: High-quality coatings are designed to add extra grip to any driveway, ensuring safety in all weather conditions. These coatings are durable, long-lasting, and can be applied to various driveway surfaces.
  • Textured Finishes: There are also broom finishes and other textured options that provide increased traction, especially in wet conditions. These finishes are not only effective in preventing slips but also add a unique touch to your driveway’s appearance.
yellow line and strips, caution sign, on asphalt background
yellow line and strips, caution sign, on asphalt background

Integration with Existing Driveway Designs

In all our years in the driveway business, we’ve seen countless attempts to integrate these strips into driveways we made and some that we maintained. However, traction strips can be seamlessly integrated into some driveway designs, including:

  • Aggregate Concrete Driveways: Known for their durability and slip resistance, these driveways are an excellent choice for homes in the Greater Melbourne Region. Traction strips further enhance their safety and visual appeal.
  • Coloured Concrete Driveways: Add a splash of colour to your driveway without compromising on safety. Here, traction strips can be customized to match the colour and style of your driveway.
  • Modern Stamped Concrete Driveways: For those who prefer a contemporary look, stamped concrete driveways with added traction strips offer both style and safety.
  • Plain Concrete Driveways: Ideal for those who prefer simplicity, plain concrete driveways equipped with traction strips provide a practical and safe solution.
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Stone Driveways: Perfect for enhancing visibility at night, these innovative driveways are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Maintenance and Care

Maintaining a driveway traction strip is straightforward and hassle-free. Regular cleaning and occasional resealing are all that’s needed to keep them in top condition, ensuring they continue to provide safety and enhance the look of your driveway for years to come.

oad markings pictures / photography of road markings and traffic symbol on surface road
oad markings pictures / photography of road markings and traffic symbol on surface road


Q: Are traction strips durable and weather-resistant?

A: Yes, traction strips are designed to be durable and withstand various weather conditions. They are made from hard-wearing materials that resist wear and tear, maintaining their effectiveness over time.

Q: Will traction strips affect the overall look of my driveway?

A: While traction strips are functional, they are also designed to be aesthetically pleasing. They can enhance the look of your driveway by adding texture and, if desired, colour.

Q: How long do driveway traction strips last?

A: The lifespan of driveway traction strips varies depending on the material and environmental conditions. Generally, they are designed to be long-lasting and provide years of enhanced safety.

Q: How can I get driveway traction strips installed on my property?

A: To have driveway traction strips installed, you can contact Cube Concreting for a consultation. Our experts will assess your needs and provide a tailored solution for your driveway.

Why Choose Cube Concreting?

Choose Cube Concreting for our unparalleled expertise, commitment to safety, and dedication to customer satisfaction. We pride ourselves on delivering tailored solutions that meet and exceed your expectations. Trust us to transform your driveway into a safe, stylish, and durable space.

Jason Halilovic
Jason Halilovic
Hey there, I'm Jason Halilovic, your go-to guy for all things concrete. With over 20 years in the business, I've dedicated my life to crafting durable and stunning concrete spaces. I treat every project like it's for my own home, ensuring you get nothing but the best. Let's create something beautiful together!

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