Understanding the different types of driveways

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Have you ever considered building your own custom designed driveway leading up to your home? They make so many to choose from; you probably don’t know which one to use, and how to find a supplier that will carry the material you need to build it.

If you have a well-built driveway, it will enhance the looks of your property and add a lot more value to it for when you might want to sell your home in the future.

Here are the different types of driveways that you might want to consider;

Tarmac

Tarmac drives are made up of a mixture of rocks and tar. You will see this type of driveway all over the world. This style of entrance doesn’t cost a lot of money. The labor to have this type installed is very little as you can do it yourself.

When the mixed rocks and tar are applied, it is hot so you can roll it and make it even. With this, you won’t have to worry about pockets of water. It takes about 16 hours or even more (depending on the weather) for it to dry and be able to drive on.

Block Paving

2This type is made of bricks; they can be in any color that you want them to be. The labor in putting this kind of driveway is costly. The first thing you have to do is have a layer of dirt taken out off your old driveway. They will then lay plastic down on the ground. They will mix concrete and lay one brick at a time, then apply the cement to hold it in place. This style of driveway takes a long time to install, but the look is amazing, and will up the value of your home big time.

Shingle driveway

This type of driveway is very simple. The way this is installed is by having a backhoe level out your yard. This is done by removing the dirt that you don’t need. Then they will lay down plastic so that weeds won’t grow through it in the future. You will get to pick out the type of gravel you want to use, and the color you want.

3With a dump truck, they will dump the rock in your yard, and with the backhoe, it will move the gravel around to level it. This is where the shingle comes into play; you will be able to put it anywhere you wish to make the design that you want.

The cost is about the same as asphalt, because they will charge you for the use of the heavy equipment. They will charge you for the rock and the labor as well, but the outcome is great.