Maybe you like to keep up with landscaping trends on a regular basis, or it’s just time for a change. Regardless of which category you fall into, our Point Cook driveway specialists have you covered. We’ve collated a list of stunning driveway ideas that are sure to spruce up your front yard for the New Year.
1. Exposed aggregate
This is always a popular style for driveways. Exposed aggregate is created using a special concrete mix that exposes smooth textured stones and pebbles – completing the finished look. This is a popular concept as it is available in a wide variety of colours and sizes and it allows you to showcase some great effects at a low cost. A practical aspect of exposed aggregate is its non-slip surface that has a life-span of almost a decade without the need for any major maintenance. Our Point Cook Driveway specialists are experts in the exposed aggregate concrete department so please let us know if you need any further information on this type of concrete.
2. Asphalt pavement
Asphalt paved driveways are the most common type of driveways. It is the same sort of concreting method that is used on most street footpaths. It is a durable method and can last up to 20 years if installed properly. Asphalt pavement does need to be resealed every few years to fully take advantage of its effectiveness.
It is important to maintain the asphalt by cleaning it at least twice a year. If you identify any cracks or holes then they should be repaired as soon as possible using the appropriate sealant or repair materials.
3. Concrete driveways
Simple concrete driveways might seem dull and boring, but simple is trendy nowadays, and they’re extremely strong and long-lasting, requiring little to no maintenance in their 30-year life-span. Though standard concrete driveways are more expensive than asphalt driveways, when you factor in their longevity they’re actually well- priced, especially considering you aren’t likely to have to alter it again. If you have any further questions regarding concrete driveways our Point Cook driveway specialists would be more than happy to provide you with any assistance you may require.
4. Stamped concrete driveways
Stamped concrete driveways are a great way to add a bit more excitement to a standard concrete driveway. It adds a whole lot more variation in colours, patterns and textures. Stamped concrete is quite literally concrete that is stamped with a template to give off a patterned look that resembles another material such as stone, or tile. It is also cheaper than using most of the other materials on this list.
5. Cobblestone pavers
Cobblestone pavers is a much pricier option than the last four we’ve looked at but is definitely a stunner when it comes to stylish driveways. Cobblestone is made up of granite rock, which is very hard rock. Some great aspects of granite are that it doesn’t crack or split, it isn’t affected by the weather and it is stain resistant.
Maintenance-wise, cobblestone pavers should be washed every few years. Occasionally weeds may grow through, however, you can simply just pull them out if that happens. Otherwise, a cobblestone paver driveway could last you over 100 years if installed correctly.
6. Bluestone pavers
Bluestone is a type of sandstone that can make for a really modern driveway. Bluestone can come in a variety of sizes including gravel. It is a durable material and can be cut into any shape or size that is required. As the name suggests, it holds a deep blue colour – which will fade to grey as it is constantly exposed to sun and the other elements. This means its colour range is limited but it does have the natural allure that other types may lack.
Even though they have a smooth surface, Bluestone pavers are non-slip. They’re also very dense, holding a high resistance to permanent to staining of any sorts.
Point Cook driveway specialists
Re-doing your driveway is no small task, so you’ll want to make sure you make the best choice when it comes to concrete specialists. Prestige Concrete Services have over 20 years of experience in the concreting industry. Our services include driveways, paths and pavement for a variety of different clients. You can also take a look at the full range of concrete types we specialise in here.
If you need any assistance or have any questions regarding driveways – or any other concrete needs – please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0411 440 157 or get a quote through our website.