Different Types of Driveways
There are many different types of driveways available, the
materials used in constructing a driveway
are also different. They have
to be strong and must not develop cracks. Driveway contractors are
specialized in constructing driveways and they know which type of
material will suit the surroundings according to the soil type of the
Stone and Brick driveways are widely used in houses as
driveways. They are slightly more expensive than other driveway
driveways and require high maintenance.
The cost of remodelling
is also high. The bricks have to be durable and should be able to take
the weight of a car. You should check the composites of the brick before
purchasing it. The brick colour will look good in contrast to the green
colour of the grass. The stones used in the driveways keep moving all
the times which can create a big problem when you are walking on it.
Cobblestone driveways are expensive but the reliability is greater
than other driveways. A cobblestone driveway gives you a grand look on
the street outside your house. They are expensive because the stone
selected for the design has to be cut separately and according to the
The level of settling the stones have to do to be
same is very time consuming. It gives a beautiful European look on the
driveway. The durability of these driveways is very high so they last
longer than other driveways. Rain does not damage these stones. If trees
are planted alongside the driveway then cobblestone should be avoided as
once the tree grows roots it will start dislocating the stones.
are flat surfaced. They are not much more
expensive than other driveways. The life of the concrete driveway can be
compared with the life of a car. The maintenance is also less on these
driveways. It gives a white royal look to the house. If the house colour
is white, concrete driveways are suggested as it will match the colour
of the house. Cracking of the surface can easily take place on concrete
driveways. Changes in temperature are the main reason. Good expansion
joints will reduce the cracks. You can also give different designs to
your concrete, this will be an extra charge though.
driveways give a futuristic look to the driveway. Different colours are
available in this pattern. Tar and chip are created with the mixing of
asphalt and stone. They go very well if you have a garden along the
drive way. They are comparatively cheaper than other driveways. The
composites of the driveway are rustic. Tar and chip are available in
designs which will suit your needs. The maintenance of this driveway is
medium; they might get damaged during big storms.
concrete is virtually the same as a normal
concrete driveway. However
the composites used are different than the normal concrete. The design
of this concrete is difficult and time consuming. Cracks also build up
fast as they are the same like normal concrete. The joints in this
driveway are complicated as they have to go through the design to match
the exact figure or design. Use of a geometric pattern might help be
better than the normal pattern.
Block Paving driveways
completely from bricks. It will give a red rusty look to your driveway.
The repair cost is very minor for a brick driveway, as the individual
damaged brick can be replaced. The strength of the brick should be
checked before purchasing as it should be capable enough to bear the
force of a moving car. You can even add lighting to your driveway. A
brick driveway with lighting gives it an old retro look. Edges can be
smoothed or carved as per the design.
Travertine driveways are
made from natural stone. They have to be cut as per the design, they are
hassle free as they can be easily laid on the ground. They are normally
strong but one should check the composites of the stone before
Natural colours are also available with appealing
shapes. Travertine pavers are also widely used for driveways due to
their durability. The maintenance cost is not that high and it is
therefore very affordable. Many designs can be formed with travertine