How to choose the right driveway for your requirements
When it comes to choosing the driveway that’s going to be the most suitable for your home, it’s no surprise that like many others, you’ll see this as a daunting task. There’s a lot of factors to take into consideration, and you’ll need to carefully consider your options in order to choose the right driveway to meet your exact requirements. To help you out, we’ve got a few insights to help you make an informed decision. 

Resin bound driveways

Resin bound driveways can offer you a range of benefits. Such as the fact they can immediately provide your home with a more modernised aesthetic, which really enhanced the appearance of your overall property. This type of driveway surface can come in a variety of colours and blends, meaning you can customise it to fit your landscaping perfectly and bring out the best of your home. If you choose resin bound, you’ll also discover that there will be no drainage problems with this surface option. This is because it actually allows water to drain through it, so that puddles cannot form on your driveway. This driveway type is also relatively cost effective, quick to install, and is very low maintenance. If you’re considering this surface option, remember that the type of resin you need can vary depending on what you’re after. For example, if you’re after a darker finish, then UV protection will already be taken care of with a darker stone. However, if you want a lighter resin finish, be careful to use a resin that offers UV protection. And think about how much traffic your driveway experiences, like footfall and tires. Resin is very durable, so it will be a good fit unless your driveway has large or heavy vehicles frequently accessing it.

Tarmac driveways 

Tarmac, bitmac or asphalt driveways are one of the most commonly used. This is due to how easy they are to install and the benefits that come with this surface type. It’s an extremely cost effective way to enhance your whole home, and can usually be installed within a single day. It’s also highly durable and can last for years if you maintain properly. One main drawback is if you have a driveway that’s quite small or awkwardly shaped. If it’s not installed correctly by professionals and if it’s also not properly maintained, it can lead to cracked surfaces and poor drainage fairly quickly. When it’s maintained and installed correctly there shouldn't be any issues like this. Tarmac could be the right surface solution for your driveway if you’re searching for something cheap, quick and effective. 

Block paving driveways

Block paving has turned into one of the most popular surface options over the last few years. This is mainly down to the wide range of block choices there is available. The sheer amount of colours, patterns etc and the different ways that it can be laid, make this surface option very appealing to many.  It’s also incredibly long lasting, rivaling even tarmac driveways. It’s easy to maintain and can be easily repaired to look as good as new. However, it can take longer to install and tends to be a more costly option. This is because block paving involves hand selecting a range of blocks, and then levelling the ground in order to create the best effect. If you have the desire and budget though, this surface option can be one of the most visually enhancing. We’ll be more than happy to offer you our advice and/or ideas and work with you to plan and design the perfect surface for your driveway. Our friendly experts can visit your property and provide you with a free quotation - feel free to contact us with your requirements on 01952 840 838 or [email protected]
Published: November 2020

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