Driveways Glasgow provide a driveway design and construction service to the Carfin area.
Which material is best for driveways?
The driveway of your property makes an important first impression. The first few seconds of looking at a property will make a lasting one and so, getting driveways right at Carfin properties is essential.
There are various materials that are suitable for driveways however, there are a few factors that come in to play when deciding not only the most suitable top layer of driveway material, but the construction of it too.
Foundations are just as important
Unfortunately, some people think that the creation or laying of driveways at Carfin properties is a simple task that can be undertaken with a few bags of gravel and a rake. This is not the case.
In order for a driveway to last the test of time, its foundations need to be correct. If not, the results can be disastrous.
Like the foundations of a property, the under layers of driveways at Carfin homes offer stability and strength to the structure.
The bottom layer of the foundation needs to be compacted so that there is strength provided throughout the top layers. But, the foundations also need to allow water to pass through.
Rainwater can dislodge and erode material too. The problem with this is that the upper layers can become unstable. The flat surface on which you park your vehicles can suddenly become riddle with potholes. These dips in the surface can carry on sinking to the point that the driveway itself can also begin to subside and thus, your pristine drive become an unusable surface.
The top layer
As well as budget, there are other aspects to consider;
- The appeal of the property – some materials suit some properties better than others. If you have a grand country home, for example, tarmac may not give it the final look and polish that you feel it needs.
- Terrain – the terrain or slope of your driveway can also dictate how some top layer materials behave. For example, gravel will move with rainwater, more so when it is on a hill. A heavy downpour and the gravel will be sitting in a neat pile at the bottom of our driveway. It also has a habit of fanning out on to the road.
- Maintenance – not everyone finds that spending a Sunday afternoon regularly picking weeds from the driveway as a great way of spending time and thus, choosing a low level maintenance material is the way forward.
Construct the driveway correctly, choose the right top layer of material and driveways at Carfin properties can last a life time. How will yours look?
Please contact Driveways Glasgow for more information on our driveway services. The company offers FREE estimates, consultation and advice.