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A paved driveway offers a number of advantages over one that is made of gravel. Not only does it look better but it is also easier to maintain. Most people feel that paving their driveway will be a tiresome and expensive experience, and sometimes rightly so. The truth is that paving your driveway will be a large job, and it can be an expensive one too. Driveway paving is very popular in South Africa. It provides a hard-wearing surface where you can park your cars, and also improves the outside appearance of a home. People will see the driveway first as they approach, so the better your driveway the bigger the impression!
It cannot be denied that a newly paved driveway can completely revamp the whole look of your home. It is definitely a valuable investment for the aesthetic appeal and property value of your home. This is not even taking into consideration how it will make you, the homeowner, feel to have a lovely new driveway. Some people may choose to put in a new paving for the driveway of a new home they have purchased, as it cannot be stressed enough how much more visually appealing the home will look with a newly paved driveway. There are other parts of the home that can be paved as well, such as courtyards, patios and around swimming pools.
Driveway Paving Options
There are many different paving options when the time comes to revamp your driveway. You can choose between concrete, brick and many other types of asphalt. You can even have a lovely cobblestone or gravel driveway put in. The durability, appeal and maintenance should all be considered when determining how the driveway will look.
Driveway paving takes a lot of time and effort to get right. There are a number of different things to consider. It is very important to not only have a finished product that can stand the test of time, but also that suits the rest of your house. This is why getting the correct paver is the first and most important thing to consider. There are a number of different pavers out on the market, the question is which one can accommodate your needs? The two most popular pavers for driveways are either made out of clay or concrete. In most cases the clay will be made into brick like shapes to create clay brick pavers. Depending what your needs are will determine which paver will best suit you driveway. Concrete is less expensive than clay, but is not as easy to install. The clay can also provide your driveway with an old school finish. Both the clay and concrete are extremely durable and will be able to handle the pressure that is placed on them every day from vehicles. Whichever one you decide to go with you will certainly have an end result that will not only be beautiful but strong.
Driveway Paving Takes Time To Install
One of the important things to remember is that your driveway will not look amazing overnight. It will take some time for the work to be completed, and until then your driveway could look like a real construction site. The whole process takes patience and effort. It is also important that you take your time in choosing the right pattern and material for your driveway. A well paved driveway will last many years, so you need to be sure of what you have chosen. You will need to make provision for the workers on your property, and for the fact that you will not have easy access to your home or garage whilst the driveway is being paved.
Types Of Driveway Paving
Now for a little about types of driveways to help homeowners and landlords decide on the best option for them. Driveways usually come in one of four types, these are Brick/Stone, Concrete, Asphalt (also called Tarmac) or Gravel, although they are most often constructed with block paving bricks or slabs. These are fairly small paving blocks which fit together in various ways to create an overall pattern which suits your home and taste. Another popular method for building a driveway is to use gravel, or shingle, in a loose way. This is also good for security as you will hear the distinct sound of the gravel when someone walks on it. You could also go for a concrete driveway, these will be cheaper to build, and offer a hard wearing, durable surface, but I must say, don’t look the best compared to a block paved driveway. Once you have made your decision about which type of driveway you want.