Your residential driveway or parking lot will wear out and deteriorate after many years of use. To repair and bring back the pristine condition of your outdoor space, it may require the complete removal of either a portion or all of the base material.
If you are planning on revamping or adding a patio, walkway or driveway to your outdoor area, you will likely come across two popular but entirely different materials: pavers and concrete slabs. Each of these can provide a myriad of benefits depending on your specific needs.
Like most other parts of your home’s exterior, your brick paver driveway or sidewalk is exposed to wear. You’ll want to keep it looking like new for as long as you can, and, fortunately, you can do so with some care and maintenance.
When you’re replacing your home’s driveway, it’s never recommended that you just pick a material at random. Remember: your driveway isn’t just a connection to the road; it can also affect your home’s curb appeal. As such, it’s in your best interest to pick the right materials to get the job done. Luckily, asphalt paving experts say that you have a wide range of options to consider when it comes to driveway materials.
Here are the different materials you can consider when replacing your driveway.
Asphalt is one of the most common materials that homeowners opt to use when replacing or installing a driveway in their homes. This is because not only are they affordable, but they’re also quick to install, and recapping an asphalt driveway for maintenance can easily be done. Apart from that, they can also last 20 years when properly maintained. Keep in mind, however, that asphalt needs to be at the right temperature to be used in an efficient manner.
On the other hand, you can also consider concrete for your driveway replacement project, especially if you have more room in your budget. According to experts, if you opt for concrete, you can personalize your driveway as you have a wide range of design options to consider with this material. It also doesn’t stain easily, and it can easily be maintained with the help of experts.
Finally, gravel is another common driveway material that you can consider for its affordability. Unfortunately, while gravel may be more affordable to use compared to asphalt or concrete, it can be rather high maintenance as weeds can grow between them, and the rocks can loosen itself as time goes by. With that in mind, if you aren’t keen on a maintenance heavy material, you might want to properly weigh your options first before going for gravel.
Bonness Inc. specializes in driveway and sidewalk installation services. Give us a call at (239) 597-6221, or fill out our contact form to request a quote.
When you purchase a home, it’s likely that the property will come with its own driveway, meaning that, so long as you live there, you’ll be responsible for its maintenance and upkeep. However, as time goes by, you’ll eventually have to replace your driveway. For best results, you need to pick out the right material.