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Low Maintenance Driveway SolutionsBy admin
Monday, 16 September 2019
When most people sit down and design their dream driveway, the image doesn’t involve hours of weeding, moss removal, or deep cleaning, but very often, that’s just what owning a driveway involves.
Having such a vast expanse of surfacing outside of your home means that you have to tackle the elements to keep the surface looking great. For some driveway surfaces, the maintenance is even higher and maintaining that surface can take a considerable amount of time.
Luckily, there are low maintenance driveway solutions that you can implement to reduce maintenance requirements and get back to enjoying your driveway without having to spend so long looking after it!
Solutions for Reducing Maintenance of Existing Driveways
Due to the large number of different driveway varieties, every solution isn’t going to work for every type of driveway. However, we’ll be covering four different solutions, so there will be a couple of ideas that will likely apply to your driveway type.
With the above in mind, here are our four solutions to reduce the maintenance of your driveway:
Solution One: Seal Your Solid Driveway Surface
Sealing solid driveways is a very good way to reduce overall maintenance and prolong the life of the driveway surface. There are different types of sealers, but they have a few things in common.
Most driveway sealers will help to protect the driveway surface against staining, lower the risk of moss and mould growth and prevent some discolouration from sun damage.
Solution Two: Install a Weed Membrane on Gravel Driveways
For gravel driveways, weeding is one of the biggest maintenance chores that most homeowners have to deal with. The extend of weeding required will differ from driveway to driveway, but it is very often a time-consuming issue.
To lower the maintenance involved with removing weeds, the solution is to install a weed membrane. This is normally done during gravel driveway installation, but it may need to be replaced if it has sustained damage or worn away over time.
A resin driveway has a solid surface, so weeds aren’t going to start cropping up in the middle of the driveway. As the material is crack resistent, theres also going to be no maintenance involved in removing organic growth from cracks in the surface
Solution Three: Seal Driveway Cracks Quickly
Another way to reduce maintenance is to make sure that you get to the essential maintenance jobs quickly. This is especially the case with cracks in driveways.
If you don’t seal driveway cracks quickly then they can become the perfect location for mildew, moss and weed growth. Sealing any cracks when they appear will help you to preserve the look of your drive.
Solution Four: Improve Your Property’s Drainage
A lot of driveways suffer from drainage problems, but for the big issues, like rain water from guttering ending up on the driveway, it’s important to solve them quickly.
Making sure that all gutter water is direct away from your driveway will lower maintenance as sitting water will be reduced and there will be less chance of the water freezing in the winter and becoming a hazard.
Introducing Resin… the Ultimate Solution for Low Maintenance
While our top four solutions can help you to create a lower maintenance driveway, for the lowest amount of maintenance it’s worth considering switching to a driveway type that is naturally low maintenance, like a resin bound driveway.
Resin driveways are strong and durable, but also a top choice for a driveway that requires very little ongoing care except from the occasional cleaning. Choosing this surface over the alternatives has many low-maintenance benefits, including:
No Cracks – Resin driveways are extremely hard-wearing and not prone to cracking like their concrete counterparts. The surfaces are designed to stay smooth and crack-free for a long time.
No Weed Growth – A resin driveway has a solid surface, so weeds aren’t going to start cropping up in the middle of the driveway. As the material is crack resistent, theres also going to be no maintenance involved in removing organic growth from cracks in the surface.
No Loose Stones – Unlike gravel, a resin driveway isn’t going to give you any problems with loose stones disappearing from your driveway. Resin driveways stay in one place and also have the additional benefit of being constructed from eco-friendly materials.
No Sitting Water – The permeable surface of a resin driveway is able to reduce water runoff and assist with natural drainage. This means that puddles won’t form on the surface of the drive and pollutants will be broken down through the natural drainage process.
Unlike gravel, a resin driveway isn’t going to give you any problems with loose stones disappearing from your driveway. Resin driveways stay in one place and also have the additional benefit of being constructed from eco-friendly materials!
Curious? Call in the Driveway Experts Today!
If you would like to know more about achieving a low maintenance driveway with the help of resin bound surfacing, then all you need to do is submit an enquiry on the Home Logic website.
Alternatively, you can book a driveway survey by calling the friendly team at Home Logic today on 0800 1700 636, or, alternatively, by clicking the button below!Related Home Logic Living Articles
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