If you are like most people, you probably don't give your driveway much thought. However, that may be a mistake. Aside from providing functionality, your driveway actually impacts your home. A well-maintained and newer driveway will increase the value, curb appeal, and functionality of your home.
If you've been thinking about having a new driveway installed, consider using one of these three paving materials:
1. Brick and Cobblestone
Timeless and classic, brick is a fantastic choice for driveways.
Your new asphalt pavement will look attractive in your yard and create a smooth surface as soon as it is installed. Overtime, the true stability within your asphalt's installed foundation base will become evident in how well it holds up under its existing environmental conditions. Depending on the climate you live in, for example, the weather may bring freezing temperatures and wet weather during winter that can cause the moisture to permeate the asphalt to freeze and expand.
When it is time to repair your asphalt driveway, you will need to determine whether you should apply a layer of asphalt on top of the driveway, referred to as resurfacing or if you should tear the asphalt out and start again.
Consider The Age
Asphalt driveways are generally meant to last for 20 years. Therefore, if your asphalt is older, it may make more sense to have the driveway replaced.
In many landscapes, it's necessary to hold back soil. In order to do this, retaining walls can be built. These walls can be just a couple of feet tall or much larger depending on the surrounding landscape. Retaining walls are used to prevent erosion, stabilize slopes, and keep a landscape looking a desired way. Building a retaining wall can be a major task. Some homeowners tackle it themselves, while others bring in the professionals.
As a homeowner, you know that maintaining your asphalt driveway is important to keep it free from cracks and damage. If you have an asphalt walkway, you'll also need to pay close attention to its maintenance as well. Though your walkway doesn't see wear and tear from a vehicle every day, it can fall into disrepair just the same as your asphalt driveway. Here are a few things you can do to keep your walkway looking great.