There is a wide variety of finishes and materials available for driveways to suit your design tastes. The lifespan you expect to have out of the way and the amount of maintenance you are willing to perform.
Below is list of Best types of driveways
Poured concrete driveways
Poured concrete driveways are one of the preferred driveway types, offering a permanent low maintenance driveway. The concrete can be poured to form patterns or sections, allowing the contraction and expansion of the concrete. Poured concrete driveways are more expensive than tarmac driveways
, but can last for decades without breaking down.
The asphalted driveways are very popular and provide a durable surface to park your vehicle. For a long period of time, asphalt paving must be closed again, so maintenance costs should be considered. Paved driveways with properly installed asphalt have a life expectancy of about thirty years or more.
Stamped concrete driveways
Patterned concrete paved driveways are an alternative to simple concrete. Stamped concrete driveways are created by pressing molds on the concrete while the concrete is still settling. Stamped concrete could also be used on access driveways, patios, roads and interior floors.
The interlocking pavers are usually made of cement or concrete and have a shape that can be intertwined with other paving stones of the same type. This also makes them easier to install without the use of mortar. The intertwined cobbles simulate the appearance of cobblestone paths.
It is important that the interlocking pavers are built on a solid foundation to prevent the cobblestones from moving, which causes cracks and gaps to appear. The interlocking pavers could be designed with patterns and color combinations to create special and personalized effects.
Because the paving stones are porous, they can stain over the years and may require a pressure wash to remove oil, tires and other contaminants.
Sealed tar and chip or chip entry
The driveways sealed with tars are an affordable alternative to the asphalt walkways. However, the appearance of this driveway will not be as attractive and smooth like tarmac driveways.
A sealed driveway with chip begins with a gravel base and then hot tar is poured over the gravel. After the tar has been poured, stones are placed on top of the tar and then the surface is pressed with a roller.
The finish of the tar and chip entry can be improved by using colored stone, although these stones may loosen over time. A tar and chip road can be repaved for approximately half the cost of an asphalt road and requires little maintenance. It is not necessary to seal and the lighter color will absorb less heat, which will make it more comfortable to walk in hot climates.
The exposed driveway is one of the most current trends in the finished roadways. With a wide range of colors, sizes and tones, the exposed driveway creates a special and attractive path that will enhance this part of your home.
The exposed driveway is one of the most popular finishes on the road, creating a non-slip sealed surface that can last almost a decade with little or no maintenance.
The exposed driveway is created using special concrete mixtures that combine unique aggregates that are exposed on the surface. The finish of the road reveals stones and pebbles of soft texture that are part of the surface of the concrete.
This contrasts with a smooth concrete finish in which the visible surface is composed mainly of "fines" concrete (very small concrete particles). Little of the exposed surface is the opaque gray characteristic of concrete fines.
Roadways linked to resin or closely related roads are an increasingly popular option, as they offer a range of color and flexibility options. The entrance roads joined to the resin are permeable to water. But they can easily crack if they are not prepared properly, and the top surface can be moved or lifted. It is difficult to repair if a problem develops.
Driveways for road surface blocks, such as flags and slabs, or small concrete blocks, are a popular option for many homeowners, but certain patterns require precise placement that increases installation costs, so it may not be the best idea for your way if you have a limited budget. Many marked roads are quite smooth, since attractive options cost more money. They can also attract moss and algae easily, which requires a more regular cleaning.