There are a great variety of driveway styles and finishes, as well as materials that are available to meet your unique design tastes. These options and whether or not they are possible for your project is dependant on the lifespan that you want to get out of the driveway, how often it is used, the climate that you are in and how much maintenance you are willing to put in. Here are a few great options for your consideration:
Stamped Concrete Driveways
Stamped concrete paved driveways are a wonderful alternative to the usual plain concrete options. Stamped concrete driveways allow you to create the impression that you actually used a different, more high-end material like brick or stone while staying on budget. This driveway option is done by pressing moulds into the concrete while it is still setting. This is also a great option for interior floors, paths, and patios.
Interlocking pavers are made out of concrete or cement or concrete and are shaped in such a way that they can interlock with other pavers of the same design. This interlocking ability makes installing them a fairly easy thing to do and as it does not involve the use of traditional mortar. These interlocking pavers are a great option for pathways and trails as they can simulate the look of classic cobblestone.
While there are many benefits to using interlocking pavers, they do not have the longest lifespan. Due to the fact that they are porous, they tend to become stained over time. However, for the first while, a strong pressure wash should remove marks from tires and other vehicles.
Exposed aggregate is one the trendiest options when it comes to finished driveways. Exposed aggregate can be purchased in a wide variety of sizes, designs, and colours. It is known to create a unique, high-end look and can add a touch of class and sophistication to any home’s exterior.
This option is made with special concrete mixes that reveal a smooth texture. It is known for its long lifespan and is durable enough to require minimal maintenance.