Not only are driveways a practical addition to any home offering a more practical place to park your car which is off the street and adjacent to the home, driveways set off the home giving a great first impression which can add value to your property in an instant. Here at Allmac we offer different types of driveways in various designs and colours to compliment your home and give you the benefits of practical parking as well as adding value,
What types of driveways are available?
Gravel driveways have recently become more popular due to lower cost installations and the simple look they offer. Gravel driveways are available in various colours which help to compliment your home and increase the aesthetic appeal of the exterior of the home. Gravel driveways are often the quickest for us to install and can be used immediately. When thinking of a gravel driveway we do advise clients to consider the maintenance as weeds and moss can sometimes be an issue growing through the gravel. There is also the issue of snow and ice as this can be more difficult to remove from gravel driveways.
Resin driveways are often seen as one of the most aesthetically pleasing driveways due to the classic finish. They are extremely hardwearing. The plus side of resin driveways are that once installed they are known to be low maintenance and long lasting. Resin driveways do take longer to install due to the block paving aspect and this therefore means that they are more expensive, however adding a resin driveway to the home often adds the most value. It is important to use a reliable fitter like us at Allmac for a resin driveway installation as if they are not correctly installed with a high standard subbase, issues have been known to occur including sinking or moss and weeds growing through ill-fitting gaps. If you already have a resin driveway and have experienced such issues, it may be worth getting in touch with us as we know how to repair a sinking driveway.
Block Paving Driveways
Adding a block paving driveway to your home offers a versatile choice of patterns and colours which allow you to create a personal unique driveway for your home. Block paving driveways are hard wearing and are easily repaired if any small damages occur such as lifting or small cracks. As with a resin driveway, installation is time consuming and the block paving driveway choice will be more expensive than gravel or tarmac, however this will also increase the value of your home. The same rule occurs for block paving driveways as resin, ensure that you use a recommended fitter such as Allmac as incorrect installation can lead to sinking and gaps.
Tarmac (Asphalt) Driveways
Asphalt driveways are considered one of the less expensive alternatives for driveway installation. They last a long time often up to 20 years. Tarmac is hardwearing and durable which helps with things such as ice and snow especially in winter, this of course is if it is installed correctly. If tarmac/asphalt is not correctly installed it can crumble and damage, which is why you should always choose a reputable installer like us who can show you 100s of examples and put you in touch with just as many happy customers if you’d like to hear testimonials before making such an important decision.
If you are considering adding a driveway to your home whether it is for parking ease or to look at adding value to your property contact the experts at Allmac today. We can provide a free no obligation quote for your requirements.