DRIVEWAY

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DRIVEWAY

Most important, consider a new driveway if your existing driveway is cracked, eroding, or discolored. Therefore, choose either one of the most common driveway surfaces: concrete or asphalt, as an inexpensive option. In addition, other choices include: tar and chip, gravel, pavers, brick, crushed rock and cobblestone. Furthermore, concrete is the most durable but it can crack with temperature swings. Finally, the most expensive material is brick, while the least expensive is gravel. Another tip, all types of driveways need a solid foundation underneath. In conclusion, click the link here and get more driveway ideas.

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ASPHALT

Because asphalt is flexible, it will crack less than concrete as a result of temperature changes. In addition, cracks and holes in Asphalt can be easily repaired with a simple patch and seal. Since asphalt is typically made of 5% asphalt/bitumen cement and 95% aggregates (stone, sand, and gravel), it is durable and long lasting. Furthermore, since it is black-colored, it accepts oil and gasoline stains without showing them. Another tip is to re-seal asphalt every 2 – 5 years to increase it’s lifespan.

CONCRETE

Because it is durable and long-lasting (up to 30 years), concrete is another popular driveway material. In addition, you can easily patch or replace patches of concrete. Also, once the concrete is poured, it requires about 7 days to fully cure.  Finally, pressure wash your concrete driveway every few years to increase it’s lifespan.

TAR & CHIP

Get improved traction for vehicles in snowy or icy regions, by using tar and chip for your new driveway. Because tar and chip is so durable, it can last up to 10 years.  Since tar and chip is a liquid asphalt that is added to a gravel base and then compacted; repairs can be easily made to your existing driveway.

GRAVEL

Most important, make your gravel driveway with angular stone, not rounded pea gravel, for added traction.  In addition, replace gravel and grade it to keep the rocks out of the yard and garage areas.  Finally, make your gravel driveway last a lifetime with proper maintenance and weed control.

PAVERS

Choose pavers for your new driveway, and because they are made of clay, stone and cement, the driveway will be very durable.  In addition, pavers come in a wide variety of colors to match your home’s paint or landscape. Furthermore, you can arrange pavers in a unique pattern to enhance the curb appeal of your home. Therefore, with pavers, instead of replacing the whole driveway surface when it becomes cracked or damaged, all you have to do is replace just that one paver only.  Finally, seal pavers to prevent staining, and wash with water to remove any spills.

BRICK

First of all, bricks add more curb appeal, and a classic, high-end look. Therefore, if you use classic red bricks on your driveway, as a result, it will make a strong first impression on your guests. Since bricks come in a range of colors from classic red to gold, brown, yellow, and tan; you can pick colors that match your home’s paint color.  Furthermore, bricks are durable, easy to clean, and can last up to 100 years if properly maintained. Another tip is to reseal your brick driveway once a year to increase its lifespan.