Driveway Options with Parkview Driveways and Patios
Asphalt. The longevity of an asphalt driveway is a lot higher than most other driveway options. Homeowners can expect their asphalt driveway to last at least 20 years. Durability: Asphalt driveways are hard wearing and durable. The seal that is applied on top of your asphalt driveway encourages this greater longevity.
When it comes to asphalt, you have many choices as homeowners. There are three different grades available in asphalt. The grades available are I-2, also known as base; I-5, known as top ;and the I-4 or commercial top grades. The difference in the tree grades are that the I-2 or base consists of ¾ inches of stone.
Gravel. This is one of the cheapest alternatives to asphalt driveways by far, costing very little to have installed. The average gravel driveway consists of hard, angular gravel laid throughout the driveway.
Low-Maintenance Driveway Options
- Paving Stones. Paving stones are known to last up to a full century if properly laid. …
- Concrete Grass Pavers. An interlocking concrete grass paver driveway made may be an option for your driveway. …
- Plastic Permeable Pavers.
What type of driveway lasts longest ?
Concrete is the old standby for driveways. Most suburban homes opt for this material for two big reasons: Concrete is typically the longest-lasting driveway surface, and, if installed properly, it is practically maintenance-free.
Are Resin Driveways Weed Free ?
Resin: Resin surfacing is weed resistant and is treated with weed growth prior to the installation of the resin bound. No weeds should grow up through the surface, however seedlings in the air may land on your surface and cause some growth. If you are using a strong weed killer, make sure to water it down significantly.
Resin is a flexible surfacing material, so is resistant to cracking.
The system is mixed on site and cold applied, using a high-quality clear resin binder to coat the aggregate particles prior to laying. Unlike resin-bonded surfacing, where a thin layer of resin is applied to the surface and then the aggregate scattered on top (which can then become loose over time and is impermeable), resin and aggregates are thoroughly mixed together prior to laying, ensuring that the aggregate is completely coated and so providing a totally bound surface. As a result, a resin-bound surface is far more durable and requires a lot less maintenance – it needs to be swept or power washed at least twice a year, to avoid the buildup of detritus and prevent the growth of moss or algae.
Resin-bound paving is a fully permeable paving solution which allows water to freely drain through the surface. Meeting the requirements of Sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) standards, and in turn this helps to prevent standing water and will largely eliminate surface water runoff.
With regard to cost, block paving prices can vary dramatically, even for the same product, whereas resin bonded stone prices are far more consistent and generally considerably cheaper than a block paving alternative where there is a suitable solid substrate to work with.
For longevity: resin bound paving is a long lasting durable surface. While guarantees vary between 10 – 21 years, when properly installed and maintained, can last for more than 25 years. It requires minimal maintenance: there are no weeds to ‘weed’ or loose stone to sweep.