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MD Paving offer good solutions. There are many cost-effective ways to make your driveway and property really stand out – that’s where we come in.
Whether it is laid with brick, stones or tarmac, a brand spanking new driveway will set your home apart from your neighbours. And now is the perfect time to be planning your outdoor space.
Which style of driveways Leeds do you prefer?
One question you need to ask yourself, is what style of driveway will you want? There is plenty to choose from such as block, tarmac, stones, pavers, resin driveways or clay. The actual preference of a driveway is really dependent on your own personal style. Not forgetting what the finish of the house will look like, you could in fact have a completely bespoke design. Many MD Paving customers prefer this, which gives them a 100% original that you won’t find anywhere else.
There are so many extras you could add when designing your driveway. Feature walls look fantastic. Providing a pathway or edging can really define the areas around your property. Even erecting fencing can really enhance your outdoor area and make it super stylish.
Types of driveways Leeds – which is right for you?
You probably won’t spend a lot of time thinking about your outdoor space and driveway, but maybe you should. Like everything you do in your home, there are more ways than one to pave a new pathway or driveway than you may think. In fact, by updating the outdoor surfaces, you can completely change the whole look of your property. But bear in mind that the wrong style could be disastrous in making your house look dated and drab.
After a really long day at the office or a trip away, pulling up into your home and driveway can give immense relief. It means you are finally home and with the day behind you, you can chill out and relax.
So your driveway is a great place for that wonderful transition to home. To help you understand and achieve the greatest sense of your home space, there are four basic driveway materials.
This has a lifespan of about 20 years or so and even if it wears down, recapping can be a relatively quick procedure. It will always hold up well in hot or cold temperatures. To make it more cost-effective, recycled asphalt is another option, but bear in mind that asphalt requires regular upkeep.
Whilst this driveway can potentially last forever, do be aware that it is high maintenance to keep due to snow damage, loose rocks and managing the weeds which come through. It is fairly cheap and quick to install and is a great choice for many property owners as it complements many areas of your outside landscaping. You will need to look at refreshing the top layer every few years.
The maintenance for this is fairly low, apart from looking after any stains which may occur. It can last up to 40 years if looked after properly and is a very solid and stable covering. There are many design options you could incorporate, including coloured, patterned, stamped or flat finish. You can even personalise it in endless ways. Beware of oil stains and tyre marks and whilst cracks in your driveway aren’t likely, beware of things like tree roots and freezing temperatures which may affect it.
Block Paving Driveways
These require moderate maintenance, replacing the block paving as and when needed. They should last 20 years plus if looked after correctly. Block paving Leeds or using pavers is probably the nicest type of driveway there is as you can use endless shapes, colours and styles. Concrete pavers are the cheapest, whilst brick, clay and especially natural stone can get very expensive. If part of your driveway is damaged, you can just replace that part, without having to rip the whole driveway up.
Alternative materials for your driveway
Just remember there are many types of material you could use on your driveway, from bark to crushed shells, the list is endless. If you have the money to spend, you may even consider a heated driveway. If you made this investment, there would be no more shovelling snow in those winter months!
Don’t worry too much about damage
Insurance covers some or all of any driveway damage which may occur. Daily wear and tear may not be covered and also flood damage due to natural disasters. But some policies may cover fallen trees or hailstorms. It’s always best to check.
Driveways Leeds costs – driveways prices can vary
Talk to an expert – MD Paving has been creating beautiful driveways for over 20 years, ask us to pop by and give you a FREE site appraisal and quotation.
We will discuss all your needs and find a cost-effective solution, which is perfect for you. We will not pressure you into any decision and will supply you with a ‘free no obligation quote’ for you to digest.
MD Paving has an exceptional reputation in the Yorkshire area. Please take a look at our fabulous 5-star reviews! We are now on Checkatrade too, with some outstanding feedback.
So please get in touch. Now is the perfect time to make your property really stand out.