There are several types of material that can use in driveways. It depends on what you’re after and what you’re looking for as well as how much you would like to spend. You could have brick, seashell, gravel, asphalt, limestone, pebble. It really doesn’t matter. I will list the most common types here.
Almost all driveways use the same materials to build them. There are three main components: solid-surface, seamless and even, and aggregate-surface. Aggregate include gravel and stone.
One of the most popular Australia driveways is gravel. The first thing you need to figure out is what type of gravel you will need. Do you need a crushed rock with a minus or rock that is clean? Gravel minus is very fine small pieces and will pack tighter during the installation. If you have a new driveway just being built starting with clean rock is probably the best way to go. If the driveway is muddy you will have to drop gravel and then clean rock in order to keep it from brining the mud back.
Another popular type of travel is concrete. Concrete driveways can be the most costly and can also be the most decorative. You can get them to come in any form. For a concrete driveway you are going to need to do some planning. Plan using about 18-20feet of length for each car or truck with more space for full size vehicles, boats, or RVs. Most of the time these are the longest and most planned out driveways. Driveways should be a minimum of 10 feet in width, but 12 foot is a better rule of thumb. Concrete driveways can be stamped and bonded together to make an even classier look. They can be made from concrete, brick, pavers or stone. They can be used as decoration or as a walkway.
The North is famous for Asphalt driveways. Asphalt is pliable, making it the best thaw for when it freezes. They are beneficial if living where it snows a lot because it soaks up heat to melt ice faster. These also the most affordable and most economical driveways to have installed. They only take a few days to a few weeks at most to install. You can drive on them nearly 24 hours after the installation. The only downfall to asphalt is that they pick up scars from the cars turning, skid marks, etc because it takes years for asphalt to fully cure.
Remember the saying you get what you pay for? Paver driveways are the most expensive followed by concrete driveways. Gravel is the least expensive with asphalt being the next on the list. Gravel driveways may be the least expensive but they require the most ongoing maintenance over the years. Concrete and Paver driveways don’t need maintenance as much.
What type is best for your home?
There’s a lot to consider than just cost for what type of driveway you should install. Budget, Curb Appeal, Neighborhood, Climate, Durability should all be factors when decided what type of driveway you will be needing.