There are many ways to build a driveway. Yet, for the most part, people only will consider two options. Asphalt and concrete are of course decent options to make a driveway. Many times though this not only limits the possibilities of homeowners on the materials that they can use to build a driveway but it limits them in the design and look that they can bring to their homes. That is why we want to talk about all of the different possibilities that you have on the table when you decide to build or remodel your driveway. It actually starts in a place that we tend to forget!
This is the first thing that we are going to want to do regardless of what type of driveway we are going to build. What needs to comes first is knowing how the path is going to run. Just because you have a traditional upward concrete driveway installed at the moment does not mean that you can’t create a new road design so to speak. We want to know what you want your driveway to look like. Maybe you need a bigger area to park more cars. That small patch of grass could be getting in the way!
These are the main types of driveways that we build. As we have said though, through other areas of the site, there is a lot that you can actually do with this particular type of driveway. You can seal or blacktop the road to make sure that it stays compact and you won’t have an excessive amount of problems with cracks and things of that nature. From the word blacktop, you can also tell that the driveway is going to take on a darker tone rather than the regular gray that we see asphalt driveways have. In short, you are protecting your driveway and changing its overall look.
Tar and Chip Driveway
These tar and chip driveways fall into the category of the driveways or roads that you have probably seen, but don’t have a good idea of how you could obtain one. That is why we are here to help! These driveways are made from a compressed mixture of gravel, tar and other types of stones. With these types of driveways you are going to have a unique surface. They also work very well for this area, as they provide better footing when there is snow or rain on the ground. Plus, they are even cheaper than asphalt.
How Long Can I Expect My Driveway To Last?
Everyone asks this question, and we really can’t give a correct verdict until we have finished the project. There are just so many things that can come into play. For asphalt driveways, the range that you are going to find online says around 20-25 years. That can vary a whole bunch depending on the type of use and care that you give it. The same thing actually goes for any type of driveway!