Homes with driveways give you home that added appeal. Most are placed at the front of your home, meaning it’s the first thing people will see when they come to your home. It’s important for a driveway to be both durable and look attractive.
Having a well-built driveway means you won’t need to keep repairing it and the maintenance needed will also be to a minimum. If the aim is to turn your garden into a drive and you still want it to look attractive then it’s important to take into consideration a number of things. Below, we look at the different ways to create the perfect driveway.
How to go about creating the perfect driveway?
When it comes to driveway creations there are a number of things to take into consideration to ensure your drive is just how you require it to be.
1. Choose an attractive surface
The driveway you choose must be able to withstand both pedestrian and vehicle weight. This means there’s no reason for it not to be attractive. Even more affordable surfacing solutions such as concrete and tarmac can be designed in a way so they appear attractive.
Having great looking materials for your drive can make it look inviting and give the exterior of your home a great visual appeal. Options such as block paving or imprint concrete give your driveway a modern look and help your home to stand out from the crowd. We have a range of surfacing option for you to choose from.
2. Consider Landscaping
If you’re considering giving up your well-planted front garden for a space to park your car, then why not have the best of both worlds. Having both a garden and driveway at the front of your home will help to keep your home’s appeal meaning if you ever decide to sell it will appeal to all types of people.
Bright flowers, shrubs or trees can be a great addition to any type of driveway. Choosing this type of options means you can benefit from both a front garden and a place to park your car.
3. Think about durability
One of the most important things about your driveway is its durability. Most drives will take heavy usage and it’s likely that more than one car will park on it. With this in mind it’s vital you choose the right type of surfacing to support the usage of the driveway.
Surfacing options such as block paving and concrete have been used for a number of years due to their hardwearing qualities. Driveways are big investments and it’s important to choose the right material for the amount of usage. This means you need to choose a material that will last over a long period of time.
4. Select a low maintenance surface type
If you’re getting rid of your garden it’s likely you’ll want a driveway that’s low maintenance. People who live busy lifestyles needs to have a drive that’s low maintenance. Before any type of driveway is laid the correct weed protection needs to be in place.
Concrete, tarmac and block paving offer an attractive look and are low maintenance. Most types of drives need sweeping and hosing down regularly to keep them looking great. Depending on the type of driveway you have, once a year you might want to have it power washed to restore the colour to the bricks or concrete.
Having Your Driveway Installed
If you’re interested in having a new driveway installed, be sure to get in touch with Central Paving. One of our team will gladly assist you.