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Driveways New Milton

Driveways are one of the first things people notice when they visit your house. Regardless of which material you choose, you should ensure that form is complemented by failproof functionality as well.

And make sure that you install one that can withstand different weather conditions, and allows water to move through with ease. That being said, let’s take a look at your driveways New Milton options. All of these are in line with the SuDS legislation and they do not require prior planning permission.

Existing Driveways 101

Remember, if you have an existing driveway, you will need to remove the old one first, before the new one can be installed.

Most materials cannot be laid over the existing driveway. The good news is that a driveway professional will do that for you, but you will have to pay extra. So with all that in mind, let’s explore the best options for your New Milton driveway…

Driveways New Milton

Concrete

Among the majority of homeowners, one of the most popular driveways materials is concrete.

This is generally due to longevity; concrete can last for over 40 years and requires relatively little maintenance. Concrete is also a highly durable material, but these perks inevitably come at a price.

Pros:

  • Low maintenance material; you only need to repair cracks and stains from oil and gas
  • Extremely durable
  • No resurfacing is necessary
  • Multiple colour options
  • Does not need any kind of sealing

Cons:

  • Does not handle different weather conditions well
  • Difficult to repair
  • Subject to the freeze/thaw effect

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Asphalt

Many homeowners that are unable to afford concrete end up opting for asphalt. Put simply, asphalt is a cheaper alternative to concrete.

But asphalt has its own advantages and disadvantages. One of its biggest advantages over concrete, is that it can handle changes in temperature, without warping or cracking. And while many feel that asphalt is aesthetically displeasing, it also has its fair share of plus points, including:

Pros:

  • Very affordable option
  • Quick to install
  • Easy repairs

Cons:

  • Limited customisation; only available in black
  • Not as durable as concrete
  • Requires resealing every 3 to 5 years

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Gravel

There was a time when gravel driveways were reserved for rural areas. However, nowadays, gravel has been appropriated for use in more urban spaces.

Gravel can be made from rock, clay, and sand. And unlike regular rocks, gravel compacts better, making it more stable for cars. The biggest advantage of gravel is its infinite lifespan.

Pros:

  • Easy to install
  • You can customise it to match your specific house style
  • Does not sink, crack, or soften

Cons:

  • Gravel is prone to frequent displacements
  • You need to relay portions if it becomes too low
  • Does not handle snow well
  • Very dusty
  • You need stabilisers to keep it in place, but that increases the overall cost of the driveway

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Driveway Pavers

Driveway pavers are the most expensive option on offer. The reason is simple: driveway pavers need to be installed by hand.

The advantage, on the other hand, is that driveway pavers increase your property’s kerb appeal.

There are variety of materials you can choose from, including: bricks, cobblestone, and concrete. You can also choose from several colours and textures.

Pros:

  • With so many options, you can easily find one that complements your home
  • You can actually try DIY installation if you so desire
  • Durable and dependable material, that stands the test of time

Cons:

  • If pavers break or crack under pressure, you have to replace them
  • Professional installation is costly
  • Requires landscape changes for a flat surface

Advantages of resin bound driveways New Milton

We firmly believe that resin driveways offer the best surfacing solution available. Because of the way the stone’s scattered, the surface of resin driveways leaves a textured effect that provides added grip and traction for both pedestrians and vehicles.

In terms of price, the cost for installing a resin stone surface depends on the size of the space, intricacy of design, site location, and numerous, additional factors.

Many experts recommend resin for using in outdoor areas, as it provides a distinctive and decorative driveway, that’s built to withstand all weathers. Here are some of the main benefits of opting for resin:

  • Due to the versatile design, resin driveways can be installed at both residential and commercial addresses
  • There are various colour and texture options to choose from
  • The flexible application process allows resin to be installed on pathways, steps, curved objects, and around outdoor features, such as furniture
  • There is no need for a flawlessly flat surface
  • The rough texture of resin bound surfacing possesses additional anti-slip qualities
  • Resin can withstand all types of weather, including extremes of heat and cold
  • Perfectly permeable, enabling water to easily drain through
  • There is no need for frequent maintenance. All you need to do is sweep the surface, and pressure-wash it every now and then
  • Resilient paving system that has a lifespan of 15 to 20 years

Don't hesitate to contact us for further information regarding resin surfacing by arranging a free survey with us