The pave way can be viewed as an architectural part of a compound, but in many cases it is the first thing people meet. It always looks beautiful when the style of the house and the surrounding environment has a sense of unity. The material you will decide to use will determine how the pave way will fit your property whether smooth and sleek or rustic and rugged. It has to affect the maintenance, durability and cost of your driveway. We will look at some of the best types of materials used:
This is a very versatile and widely used hardscapes material wich can be used to make paveways and can be designed to have a variety of looks to fit the style of the house and the surrounding in general. The following are some of the important considerations when using concrete.
Concrete is easy to maintain, durable, long lasting and
strong; however, it may have some damages like cracking over time.
Many and different designs can be made from stamped concrete due to its versatility,
Many and different chemical stains and dyes also can be applied to make different types of colours.
It is widely used also because of being more affordable.
This is a sandstone like which is used to make very beautiful looking paveways. It always comes in different sizes, shapes and gives many different looks, because of its material which can be crushed to make gravel and cut to make tiles. The following are considerations when using bluestones:
It is durable and it can be cut and shaped to fit any need or design of your choise.
Bluestone have a beautiful colour which begins with a deep blue but it fades out with time and to a grey light shade and middle exposure to the sun.
They can be combined with other materials to create a smart and stylish look.
3. Clay brick
They have been widely used for years as surfacing materials. Being made out of clay that is baked and shaped in a kiln, the pavers are put into a sand base on the pave way. Some of the considerations when using clay bricks can be as follows: The clay brick paves are of a variety of shapes and colour which can differently laid in patterns.
Being more fragile, they can chip or crack over time.
They should be cleaned or washed twice annually.
4. Timper sleepers
It is also eco-friendly option to go about when choosing the best materials for paveway. Recycled or new sleepers can be embedded into rough concrete pads and mulch and attached to gravel for rugged and casual look to create a robust paveway.
5. Exposed aggregate
In this type of concrete finish attained by taking away a thin layer at the top of the concrete laid to show the stones, shells and pebbles to the surface. In this, colours with a smooth surface and natural texture are showed up. The following are some of the important considerations when using:
It is durable and skid-resistant.
Exposed aggregate requires less maintenance even though it typically needs resealing after some while to keep its look.
Materials are always found with a range of mixes for different colours and combinations of texture to fit the house.