A good, attractive driveway will make your whole home’s appearance look better from the street. However they also have to be maintained and replaced when required or they will start damaging the remaining materials. These drive materials are of different types and designs and you should know all the advantages and disadvantages of these materials. If they are not purchased according to your requirements and surroundings they can easily damage other materials too. The driveway is the entrance to your home and should therefore be maintained with a great deal of care.
When choosing a loose stone driveway you will get a lot of variety to select for your home. This type of stone is easily available on the market at a cheap rate.
Asphalt stones are also cheap like loose stones. They can be laid on other driveway materials creating a different shade to the driveway.
Tar and chip driveways are created by mixing stone and asphalt; they can form a good color combination.
Resin driveways are longer lasting than other driveways and do not have to be maintained.
Stamped concrete driveways are the same as normal concrete and if the geometric pattern is used while constructing the driveway the joints will blend with the other layer of the concrete.
Brick pavers are a less expensive type of driveway paver and can be laid on concrete directly. A lot of designs can be created with the help of bricks.
Travertine pavers are easy to cut and lay, they are composites of a natural stone. There is a huge variety of colors and designs of travertine pavers.
Cobblestone driveways have class as they have been used since old times and give the driveway a grand look. They will give a rich look of European style to the driveway. A cobbled street image is shown by these cobblestone driveways.
Loose stone material can easily be eroded, and it is very difficult to remove snow from its crevices in winter. During snowy times they can be slippery and easy to fall on.
Asphalt stones are not advised to be used because they have to be replaced very quickly as they are not long lasting.
Tar and chip driveways are of pastoral types. The paving material is of rustic type.
Concrete driveways have the possibility of cracking and are more expensive than asphalt driveways. A color difference is formed at the time of repairing of the driveway.
Stamped concrete driveway designs are difficult to form, as the design needs to go through the joints properly to take out the exact replica of the stone design.
If the brick is not of high quality then it can crack because of the weight of the car, a high quality brick is very costly as compared to normal brick. This should be taken into account when comparing costs.
The strength of travertine pavers should be checked before purchasing as if they are weak they can easily crack after a car passes above them.
Cobblestone driveways are much more expensive than other driveway materials. The maintenance and replacement cost is also high compared to other driveways.