Effective Driveway Materials For The Cold Winter Weather

It’s all too easy to forget that your driveway is the first thing people see when they look at your home. It can act as a centerpiece, aesthetically enhancing your whole property. Which is why it’s important to add some appeal to it, as well as increasing its safety aspects too.

Now that the cold and icy winter weather has settled in, what’s the best driveway surface to choose to achieve this? Well, from imprinted concrete to resin bound driveway, there are a few great options available. 


Concrete has clearly always been a popular choice of driveway surface material. One of the biggest advantages of it is that you can apply it overnight. Plus, it comes in a variety of patterns, which can mimic other more expensive materials, so you can get the look you desire in a cost-effective way. It’s also an extremely durable driveway surface, when it’s installed correctly by professionals and cared for. 


This is one of the most commonly used materials for the driveway, and it’s also very effective for dealing with any extreme changes in temperature. So when temperatures suddenly plummet in the winter months, asphalt has the ability to flex and breathe to prevent cracks that would usually occur on other surfaces when under pressure. It’s important to note though that this surface, and concrete can still crack during the cold climate when not properly maintained.

Resin Bound

Another option that’s not only aesthetically pleasing, but also extremely practical for changing temperatures, is a resin bound driveway surface. This type of surface requires very little maintenance. And once it’s been correctly installed by surfacing experts, it can last for many-years, without losing it’s durability. 

There’s a wide range of colour and texture options available and this surface can also help water to drain away effectively whenever it rains. It will also sustain cold weather of course, making it a great choice for UK driveways. 

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Published: December 2019

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