Different Types of Driveways

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When choosing a driveway, most homeowners look at the overall cost. There are a wide range of materials to design your driveway at every price point. However, cost shouldn’t be the only factor you consider when building your driveway.

The right type of driveway you choose depends on factors like the geographic location of your home, the climate, the durability of the material and more.

Let’s look at some of the most popular types of driveways in the UK.

Concrete Driveways

A concrete driveway is one of the most popular options owing to its low cost. What’s more, it’s extremely durable and built to last. Concrete driveways offer flexibility in design too. They can be dyed or stamped to customise the texture, colour and richness of the driveway.

Brick Driveways

Brick is another long-time favourite option in the UK. Brick exhibit style and class. Moreover, it’s available in a range of colours and can be customised in any way to create a unique driveway for your home. Brick is a no-frills, no-hassle option when it comes to driveways.

Asphalt Driveways

Asphalt or tarmac driveways are a pocket-friendly option and are perfect for a small garden driveway for those on a budget. When installed correctly, an asphalt driveway can look beautiful.

Gravel and Stone Driveways

This is a great option if you want to keep away burglars and intruders. That’s because gravel and stone driveways make a lot of noise when someone walks over them or when you park your car. They are another affordable option and can be installed directly over the ground. However, they must be maintained and topped-up regularly for best results.

Resin Driveways

Resin driveways are available in two unique designs:

  • Bonded driveways – These are created by installing the resin on the ground before pouring small stone pieces on the top.
  • Bound resin driveways – These are built by mixing small, smoothened stones with resin to create a smooth surface.

Indian Stone Driveways

These are becoming extremely popular given the natural sandstone effect that they create. Available in a range of colours and patterns, Indian stone driveways are a beautiful option to consider.

Parting Thoughts

There are many other options to choose from including grass driveways, glass driveways, interlocking driveways, bitumen driveways, basalt driveways, crushed stone driveways, tar and chip driveways and more.

Dalesway Paving can help add a driveway to your home. With years of experience in building driveways, we can provide a customised solution to suit your requirements and budget. Get in touch with us today for a free quote.

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