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Do you have driveway ideas?
You always want what you can’t have and I bet that applies to your neighbours new driveway too! But don’t dismay, there are many cost effective solutions to making your driveways and property really stand out.
Whether it is laid with brick, stones or tarmac, a brand spanking new driveways Leeds really looks the part. And now that Summer is on its way, it’s the perfect time to be thinking about making your neighbours jealous.
Which style of driveway do you prefer?
The one question you need to ask yourself, is what style of driveway will you want. Block, tarmac, stones, pavers, resin driveways or clay? The actual preference of driveway is really dependent on your own personal style and what the finish of the house will look like. You could have a completely bespoke design, which is 100% original that you won’t find anywhere else.
There are so many extras too you could add, when designing your driveway. Feature walls looked 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?
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
You may find that your 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, you would need to check.
Driveways costs – driveways prices can vary
Best place to start is talk to an expert6 – MD Paving have been creating beautiful driveways for over 20 years, ask us to pop by and give you a FREE site appraisal and quotation.