Installing a new driveway can be a beneficial move for any homeowner looking to create instant curb appeal and improve the exterior of their property. Although most homeowners believe the cost of replacing their driveway is a great expense, installing a new driveway can be done without breaking the bank. By installing a new driveway a homeowner could benefit from increased parking space, less maintenance required and increased overall property value.
Types of Driveways
Gravel Driveways: A cost-effective driveway solution that doesn’t have to break the bank whilst creating instant curb appeal. The only downside to a gravel driveway is the maintenance required to keep your driveway looking great throughout the years.
Block Paving Driveways: An attractive driveway which can complete a variety of patterns and colours completely bespoke to you. Block paving certainly isn’t the cheapest driveway solution nor the most expensive.
Concrete Driveways: A popular driveway option because of the hard wearing, resistant and durable properties on offer. One thing to note with concrete driveways is that over time your driveway may experience cracking which can look messy and unappealing.
Asphalt Driveways: Asphalt driveways are also known as tarmac driveways. You can expect a durable and hardwearing driveway that has a lifespan of approx. 20 years. It is important to note that asphalt driveways are impacted by weather damage because of the malleability and flexibility of the material.
Resin Driveways: Achieve an aesthetically pleasing finish with a resin driveway. Resin is most commonly used in decorative outdoor spaces such as driveways and pathways. Resin driveways are not suitable for heavily trafficked areas, therefore would be well suited to domestic environments.
What is the cost of a new driveway?
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It is important to note these are approx. values, costs will differ depending on the company, your location and required groundworks. Costs differ quite significantly depending on the type of material you’re using and also the company you opt for. It is important to get several quotes and complete sufficient research before deciding which company is going to install your new driveway. Although going for the cheapest quote might be appealing, it is important to consider the experience, reliability and professionalism of the company as this will often determine the quality and longevity of your driveway.
How much will the substrate of my driveway cost?
It is important to have a quality, solid and level substrate already in place before installing a new driveway. Depending on the condition of your existing substrate this will impact the cost of your driveway quite severely. It is therefore difficult to provide a cost for repairing or replacing your existing substrate as this will depend on the work that needs completing. To get an estimated cost, liaise with potential contractors to understand all the costs involved with installing a new driveway.
If you’re unsure which driveway material would be most suitable for your environment and lifestyle, read through our driveway options guide for more information and to discover the disadvantages and advantages involved with each driveway option.