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These are the most popular types and materials of paved driveways

Nov 29

These are the most popular types and materials of paved driveways


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


  • Driveways made with poured concrete


Concrete driveways are the best option for permanent driveway paving in Chesapeake VA. They are also low-maintenance and durable. Concrete can be poured using sections or patterns which allow for concrete expansion or contraction. Concrete driveways tend to last longer than asphalt and are therefore more expensive.

  • Driveways of Paved Asphalt


Asphalt paved driveways have a long life span and are highly popular. Asphalt paving can be resealed at regular intervals, so be aware of the maintenance costs. Asphalt driveways can last as long as thirty years if they are installed correctly.

  • Driveways with Stamped Concrete


Stamped concrete driveways can replace plain concrete driveways. Stamped concrete driveways appear to be made of different materials, such as brick, stone, or any other building material. For stamped concrete driveways, molds are used to press concrete into molds while it is still setting. Stamped concrete can benefit driveways and patios, roads, and interior flooring.

  • Interlocking pavers


Interlocking pavers are made of cement or concrete. They can be cut to fit with other pavers. It is also much easier to put them together without mortar. The interlocking paving pavers have the appearance of cobblestone roads.


To avoid pavers moving and creating cracks and holes, interlocking paving pavers should be placed on top of a stable foundation. Interlocking Pavers can be designed in unique ways using a variety of patterns and colors.


Since pavers are porous, oils, tires, and any other impurities may cause discoloration over time. Therefore, pressure washing is required to clean them.

  • Chip-Sealed Driveway and Tar and-Chip Driveway


It is cheaper to have tar-and-chip or chip-sealed driveways than asphalt pavement. However, the driveway will not have the same appeal and smoothness as other paved driveways.


A chip-sealed driveway begins as a gravel base that is covered with hot asphalt. Once the hot tar is poured has stones placed on it. Finally, the surface of the driveway is crushed with roller equipment.


It is possible to use the colored stone to improve the look of tar-and-chip driveways. However, these stones might become looser with time. A tar and-chip driveway costs less than asphalt driveways and takes less care. It is not necessary to seal it. Additionally, the lighter tint absorbs less heat making it more pleasant to walk on in the summer.

  • Exposed Aggregate


Exposure aggregate has become a major trend in finished driveways. Exposure aggregate, available in a variety of colors, sizes, and shades that can be customized to complement your property's exterior, creates a unique and appealing driveway.


Exposed aggregate is a popular driveway option. It provides a non-slip surface that doesn't require any maintenance and can last for more than a decade.


Exposed aggregate is made from unique aggregates, which are exposed on the concrete surface, and particular concrete mixes. The driveway polish showcases the concrete's smooth textures and pebbles.


A smooth concrete surface, however, is mostly composed of concrete fines (very small concrete particles). Only a very small percentage of the concrete surface is covered in the typical greyish-brown of concrete fines.

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