Choosing to build a new driveway for your home is only the first step in a long process, and each subsequent decision should be made with careful consideration. A driveway is an investment that will, when installed correctly, be a major aspect of your home’s beauty and functionality for years to come.
There are several major types of driveways that can be chosen, including concrete driveways, gravel, asphalt, resin, and paved driveways. Weighing the pros and cons of each driveway type ensures that you will source the best surfacing type that best suits your property.
There are multiple factors that influence driveway decision-making, including: installation, cost, maintenance, kerb appeal and durability.
For installation, a decision must be made to either hire contractors, or install the driveway yourself.
After this, the cost of installation, materials, and labourers should be calculated. It is important to consider future maintenance, as this can vary widely between surfacing materials in the years to come.
If you are concerned about the overall value of your house, the end-resulting kerbside appeal of the driveway might be the foremost factor in dictating your choice of driveway.
Knowing which factors are the most important, and which factors are flexible, will ensure the right driveway is installed, that accommodates your individual requirements.