What Is the Best Types of Driveway for Your Home
If you are thinking about a new driveway for your home but can’t decide yet which driveway materials to go for. There are so many different types of driveway materials out there that available and suitable for your home.
- Asphalt/Tarmac Driveway
One of the most popular materials for driveways and paths. It is a cost effective, durable and can be laid on almost any surface with the right preparation. It can also be easily maintained, and in cases of stains and damage, can be easily repaired. Asphalt and Tarma driveways not need to be boring with black or red, as it can now be stained and stamped. You might also consider tar and chips for it’s basically like asphalt but coloured stones are used to give the finished asphalt/tarmac driveway a different colour. This material is best for long and winding driveways.
2) Block Paving Driveway
Block paving is not only beautiful, but is incredibly practical and durable. Driveway pavers come in a variety of materials, including concrete, brick and cobblestone. They also come in a variety of textures and colors, so you can lay pavers to match your home almost perfectly. Block Paving offer many more options as far as color, design and overall appearance. Choose the right pavers and install them to professional standards, they look great on drives and will provide many years of service. They can be used to great effect as paths, or patios, or mixed with other paving types to create a unique feature.
Benefits Of Block Paving
- Durable Paving are long lasting and extremely durable with little maintenance
- Quick to install
- Adds value to your property
- Appearance Paving enhances the look of any property
- Varity of colours, textures and finishes – Paving to complement both traditional and contemporary surroundings
Gravel driveways are one of the most popular choices for driveways in the UK. Often used for long driveways or for large parking areas, gravel is a surface of loose stones over a solid base. Gravel comes in many colours and sizes and allows water to run off into the ground instead of holding puddles on the driveway surface. It’s cheap, easy to lay, low maintenance and looks good. There’s an immense choice of size, colour and texture, so it’s a good choice for resurfacing.
4) Concrete paving
The most common driveways in the homes, Concrete is probably the most popular driveway material and for good reason. It’s extremely durable and lasts a long time with little need for maintenance save for repairing cracks. Concrete driveways come in a huge range of colours, textures and styles. Concrete can be coloured, stencilled, stamped or left plain which can be a great way to create a low cost entry statement to your home.
5) Other driveway options
Other options include natural stone driveways, which may be priced higher but can also drive your property market value up.
A top consideration when choosing driveway material is the cost: How much are you willing to invest? Remember that cost does not simply include the purchase price of the material, but also the installation cost and maintenance.
You should always get a professional contractor who has experience with the material to ensure a proper installation.