Our team of excavation professionals receives call after call from homeowners looking for driveway installation services to repair or replace their old driveway. Cracked, sunken, or generally damaged driveways are the result of various factors, but just about the same variable is shared by homeowners when it comes to wanting to have them replaced. In case you are one of these individuals, the list below will outline the 4 major types of driveway installation and the pros and cons of each.
1. Concrete Driveway
One of the highlights of a hearty concrete driveway is its ability to endure freezing and thawing cycles in winter weather. Earthquake resistance is also a major plus since they can more easily withstand pressure. On the downside, concrete does not maintain an even form on slopes in wooden reforms, making it less desirable for sloping driveway installation.
2. Asphalt Driveways
Solid strips of asphalt are rugged but don’t make for the best residential driveways. This is due in part because asphalt repels moisture and causes a toxic runoff to enter your yard. Secondly, it heavily absorbs sunlight, making for uncomfortably hot experiences.
3. Natural Stone Driveways
These particular driveways can be installed to look beautiful. A little more expensive to install and take care of, these driveways are prone to erosion over time, especially in moist or colder climates.
4. Gravel Driveways
Gravel driveways are about as versatile as they come. They are the least inexpensive driveway installation and are also considered when installing very lengthy driveways. They lack comfort where they shine in the flexibility of shape and structure.
Can you imagine your front yard featuring any of these great driveway materials? If you are looking for a new driveway installation or replacement, give BARRIER a call at (615) 257-1060 | (931) 536-1168 and schedule an evaluation, today! Our team of grading and excavation professionals can help you achieve your dream driveway installation.