Choosing The Right Driveway
The materials used in driveway pavers are mostly the same as regular paving stones, but their color changes. We can also provide other special touches to driveways, including edging, curbing, and lighting. Other decorative additions could include bricks or walls because they can serve as dividers between different sections of your property.
Materials for driveways made of pavers include:
- Gravel and stones
Driveway maintenance will extend the life and beauty of your home. Areas that are around the driveway and part of your landscaping will often be taken care of alongside. Here are some tips you can consider for your driveway.
The most important thing you should always sweep it with a stiff bristle brush or broom (if possible) once every two weeks. This way, the stones will stay in place and not be moved by rainwater. If there are many fine particles mixed into the oil and grease on your driveway, then you might want to use a little bit of dishwashing soap and water instead. If you do this frequently, your driveway will stay clean, and it'll be easier to spot any cracks or holes that may need to be filled in.
You should also try and park your vehicle in the right place - don't block other people's way. If you have a garage but still choose to park outside, then make sure there's enough space for cars behind your vehicle so they can get out of the driveway without having to drive over pavers or anything else. Driving on the stones will cause them to wear down quickly, and your whole driveway can collapse if one stone gets damaged too much.
If you live in a region with strong winds (for example, near coastal areas), you need to care for your driveway surface. In this case, it is best if you choose a darker shade of stone rather than a lighter one because the light color can fade from exposure to sun and water. Get with one of our designers to consider what will work best for your home when you start your new driveway project.
When To Call Professionals?
If you ever notice that some of the stones seem loose compared to the rest, then it’s time to call the experts. The entire driveway might collapse, and this will require professional help anyway if you fail to do it yourself. That’s why it’s safest to hire professionals because DIY attempts can end up costing more than paying professionals.
If the surface is getting very dirty (for example, after a long winter ) and you want it to be clean again so you can resume using it, then call someone who has an effective cleaning machine or special chemicals. Otherwise, the job may not get done correctly at all. It’s also important to know that some companies will charge extra money on top of their usual rates if many trees are overhanging the area where work needs doing; they have to trim them back first before starting the job.
Another reason to hire professionals is when you need special equipment for your driveway, such as a rotating machine which is great for leveling and cleaning an entire area at the same time. OrangeBlue has all the machinery available you may need.
Your Unique Driveway
Nowadays, a driveway is not just for cars. It is a place where you can walk, play games with your family or pets, and even store stuff. A driveway is most commonly made of concrete or asphalt, but you might also want it to be made of something else because of factors like budget, durability, appearance, etc. Driveway pavers are used as a driveway material for these exact reasons.
If you live on a farm or a property with some land, all you need is to hire the right people and let them know what you want. If your goal is to have a more durable driveway, such as one made of concrete, then hiring an asphalt paving company would do the job. But if you want your driveway to be more decorative than usual, such as with colored stones or something like gravel, it is best to look for general contractors, like OrangeBlue, because they know what and how to do it. Ultimately, they can transform your driveway into something extraordinary!
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long can you construct my driveway
The average concrete driveway can be constructed in one day. However, it may take longer if prep work or additional materials are required.
How long would it take for my asphalt drive to dry?
An asphalt driveway will get heavy traffic on the same day as installation if a hot mix is used. If cold-applied asphalt is used, there will need to be 7-14 days curing period.
What is the difference between asphalt and concrete?
Concrete has more longevity, but it also cracks easily when certain materials are used in its construction or during installation. It's prone to water damage if not properly sealed. Cracks in the pavement will cause fluids to spill out onto surrounding areas, leaving stains that can be difficult to remove. Concrete can also expand or contract according to weather conditions, so it needs extra work for proper sealing. Asphalt has a shorter lifespan than concrete, but it's easier to maintain, especially during hot weather months, because of its ability to withstand high temperatures without cracking. The material is ideal for warmer climates where extreme heat causes wear and tear on other roads such as brick or cement.