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The Most Popular Paved Driveway Types And Materials

Nov 26

The Most Popular Paved Driveway Types And Materials

By Paving Grind Chesapeake

You can choose from many driveway materials and finishes, depending on the design you prefer, how long the driveway will last, and what amount of maintenance you are willing to do.


  • Concrete-poured concrete driveways


Concrete driveways are popular because they are long-lasting and low-maintenance. Concrete can be poured into sections or patterns that allow concrete to expand and contract. Concrete driveways are more expensive than asphalt but can survive for decades without any deterioration.

  • Paved Asphalt Driveways


Paved driveways with asphalt are extremely popular as they offer a long-lasting surface for parking. Asphalt paving needs to be resealed every so often, so maintenance costs should be considered. Properly installed asphalt driveways can last 30 years or longer.

  • Driveways with Stamped concrete


You can replace plain concrete driveways with stamped concrete driveways. Stamped concrete driveways can be made to look like it is made of stone, brick, or another building material. Stamped concrete driveways can be made by pressing molds into concrete as it sets. Stamped concrete can be used for driveways, patios, highways, and interior flooring.

  • Interlocking pavers


Interlocking pavers can be made from cement or concrete. They are shaped so that they fit together with pavers of the same type. Because they are made of cement or concrete, they are easier to install than mortar. The interlocking pavers can be compared to cobblestone paths.


Interlocking pavers need to be placed on top of a strong foundation in order to avoid pavers shifting and creating cracks or gaps. You can create unique and personalized effects using interlocking pavers by using different patterns or color combinations.


Because pavers can be stained by oil, tires, or other impurities, it is important to pressure wash them.

  • Chip-Sealed Driveway / Tar-and–Chip Driveway


A chip sealed or tar and-chip driveway is a cheaper option than asphalt pavement. This driveway won't have the same attractive or smooth appearance as other paved driveways.


The chip seal driveway is made with a gravel base and hot tar. Once the tar is poured, stones can be placed on top. Finally, the surface can then be crushed with roller equipment.


The tar-and-chip driveway can be improved with colored stone, but these stones may lose their luster over time. A tar-and chip driveway costs less to resurface than an asphalt driveway, and it requires less maintenance. You don't have to seal it. The lighter tint absorbs heat more efficiently, making it more comfortable to use in summer.

  • Aggregate Exposed


Exposure aggregate is one of the most popular trends in finished driveways. Exposed aggregate comes in many sizes and colors and can be customized to complement your property.


Exposed aggregate is one of the most sought-after driveway finishes. This non-slip surface requires very little maintenance and can last up to ten years.


Exposed aggregate can be made by mixing unique aggregates and concrete mixes. Driveway polish shows concrete's smooth textures and pebbles.


Contrary to smooth concrete finishes, which have a visible surface made mostly of small concrete particles (fines), a smooth concrete finish is more opaque. Only a tiny portion of the concrete surface is covered in the typical greyish-brown of concrete fines.


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