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The Most Popular Paved Driveway Types And Materials

Nov 29

The Most Popular Paved Driveway Types And Materials

 

There are many driveway options like Paving Grind Chesapeake and materials available depending on your design preferences and how long you plan to keep it.

 

  • Concrete-poured concrete driveways

 

Concrete driveways are popular because they are long-lasting and low-maintenance. Concrete can be poured into sections or patterns that allow concrete to expand and contract. Concrete driveways are more expensive than asphalt but can survive for many years without any deterioration.



  • Paved Asphalt Driveways

 

Paved driveways with asphalt are extremely popular as they offer a long-lasting surface for parking. Asphalt paving needs to be resealed every so often, so maintenance costs should be considered. Properly installed asphalt driveways can last 30 years or longer.



  • Driveways with Stamped concrete

 

You can replace plain concrete driveways with stamped concrete driveways. Stamped concrete driveways can be made to look like it is made from stone, brick, or another building material. Stamped concrete driveways can be made by pressing molds into the concrete as it sets. Stamped concrete can be used for driveways, patios, highways and interior flooring.



  • Pavers that interlock

 

Interlocking pavers can be made from cement or concrete. They are shaped so that they fit together with pavers of the same type. Because they are made of cement or concrete, they are easier to install than mortar. The interlocking pavers are made to look like cobblestone paths.

 

Interlocking pavers need to be placed on top of a strong foundation in order to avoid pavers shifting and creating cracks or gaps. You can create unique and personalized effects using interlocking pavers by using different patterns or color combinations.

 

Because pavers can be stained by oil, tires, or other impurities, it is important to pressure wash them.



  • Chip-Sealed Driveway / Tar-and–Chip Driveway

 

A chip sealed or tar and-chip driveway is a cheaper option than asphalt pavement. This driveway won't have the same attractive or smooth appearance as other paved driveways.

 

The chip seal driveway is made with a gravel base and hot tar. Once the tar is poured, stones can be placed on top. Finally, the surface can then be crushed with roller equipment.

 

The tar-and-chip driveway can be improved with colored stone, but these stones can become looser over time. A tar-and chip driveway costs less to resurface than an asphalt driveway, and it requires less maintenance. You don't have to seal it. The lighter tint absorbs heat more efficiently, making it more comfortable to use in summer.



  • Exposed Aggregate

 

Exposure aggregate is one of the most popular trends in finished driveways. Exposure aggregate comes in a range of sizes, colors, and hues to make a distinctive driveway that will compliment the rest of your property.

 

Exposed aggregate is one of the most sought-after driveway finishes. This non-slip sealant surface requires very little care and can last up to ten years.

 

Exposed aggregate can be made by mixing unique aggregates and concrete mixes. The driveway polish shows the concrete surface’s smooth textured stones or pebbles.

 

Contrary to smooth concrete finishes, which have a visible surface made mostly of small concrete particles (fines), a smooth concrete finish is more opaque. Only a tiny portion of the surface is made up of concrete fines.

 

Paving Grind Chesapeake

Chesapeake, VA

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