In contrast to an unmade surface, there are many benefits to having a new driveway. A driveway can provide extra parking for your family and friends. It can also keep your car clean and free of snow and ice in the winter if built in a location that also provides shelter. In addition, a new driveway can add to the value of your home; properties that have driveways are far more saleable and appealing than those with no off street parking, and, when that driveway is a stylish, modern and long-lasting offering then that appeal is increased yet even further.
If you are considering having a new driveway installed, there are just a few things you'll need to consider and decide before getting started.
When choosing a new, contemporary driveway, you need to decide on the material. There are many different options available, including:
Each material has its own benefits and disadvantages which you can learn more about below. The key thing is to decide which one is right for you based on your budget, the look you want to achieve, and the level of maintenance required. When it comes to this decision-making process, it's always beneficial to seek advice and driveway ideas from driveway and block paving specialists such as Coverdale Landscaping.
With just a few bits of information from you, Coverdale Landscaping can help you choose the right material and design for your needs. So, if you're unsure, don't hesitate to reach out to our helpful and experienced team today.
There are a lot of paving companies out there, but when it comes to choosing who will install your new driveway, you need to be sure that you're entrusting the work to a reputable, reliable and knowledgeable team. Fortunately, that's exactly what Coverdale Landscaping offers. We are a family-run business with over three decades of experience in installing all types of driveways in Essex. In that time, we have built up a fantastic reputation for the quality of our workmanship, our customer service and our competitive prices.
In addition to being installation experts, we also pride ourselves on offering outstanding levels of customer service. We understand that having any type of construction work carried out at your home can be disruptive, so we always work hard to ensure that the process is as smooth and hassle-free as possible for all of our customers. We will also provide you with a free, no-obligation quote before any work begins so that you know exactly how much the project will cost.
All our driveways and driveway services are fully guaranteed, so when you choose Coverdale Landscaping for your driveway and patio installation not only do you receive excellent service but also a finished product that is hard-wearing and built to last and endure.
If you're looking for a team of Essex driveway specialists to install a new driveway at your home, then please don't hesitate to get in touch with Coverdale Landscaping today.Get a free quote
As we touched on earlier, there are more than a few different types of driveway to choose from.
Let's take a more in-detail look at the most common options chosen for the front garden:
A resin-bound driveway is a smooth, level and permeable surface made from a mixture of stone aggregate and clear UV-stabilised resin. The combination of these two materials results in a strong, hard-wearing and durable driveway that is also SuDS compliant.
One of the main benefits of a resin drive is that it can be installed quickly and with minimal disruption to your property. In addition, it requires very little maintenance and is easy to keep clean - simply sweep away any debris or leaves as and when required.
Resin driveways are also available in a wide range of colours and styles, so you can easily find an option that complements the look of your home. If you're looking for something a little different, you could even opt for a patterned or imprinted design.
The main downside of a resin driveway is that it can be more expensive than some other options. However, when you consider the many benefits that it offers, we believe that it represents excellent value for money.
Block paving is by far one of the most popular choices for many homeowners as it is an attractive and versatile option that can be used to create a wide range of different looks. It is also relatively easy to install and maintain.
Block paving provides a durable and attractive surface for driveways, patios and other areas around the home. It is made up of interlocking paving blocks that are typically made from concrete or brick, which can be laid in a variety of patterns. Block paving is easy to maintain and can last for many years with proper care. It is also a relatively affordable option compared to other paving materials.
One of the main disadvantages of block paving is that it can be susceptible to moss and algae growth if it is not installed correctly or if it is not given sufficient time to settle. On the scale of things, this is a relatively minor issue which can be combatted with a regular, light upkeep.
A gravel driveway is a great option if you're looking for something that is both stylish and affordable. It can be used to create a wide range of different looks, from traditional and rustic to contemporary and modern.
One of the main advantages of a gravel driveway is that it is very easy to install and maintain. However, it is important to note that it can be susceptible to flooding and erosion if it is not installed correctly or if it is not given sufficient time to settle.
Imprinted concrete is made by imprinting a design or pattern into wet concrete before it dries. This can be done using a variety of different tools, depending on the desired effect. Once dry, the concrete will retain the imprinted design, giving it a unique and stylish finish.
Imprinted concrete is a popular choice for driveways as it is highly durable and low-maintenance. It is also available in a wide range of colours and styles, so you can easily find an option that complements the look of your home.
A tarmac driveway is a popular choice for many homeowners as it is strong, durable and easy to maintain. It is also relatively low-cost compared to some other materials, making it an affordable option for those on a tight budget.
Tarmac can be either black or red in colour and comes in a range of different textures, from smooth to rough. It can also be finished with a variety of different edging options, such as gravel, brick or concrete kerbing.
The main downside of tarmac is that it can be prone to cracking and breaking up over time if it is not installed correctly or if it is not given sufficient time to set properly. It is also not the most environmentally-friendly option as it is made from petroleum products.
Just like any other home improvement project, driveway installations vary in price due to the many factors involved such as: how big the area is, the materials used and any specialist, bespoke requests.
However, that isn't to say that they are unaffordable. At Coverdale Landscaping, a foundation that makes us one of the most highly rated paving companies in the south east is that we always work hard to keep our prices affordable, competitive and honest, plus a free no-obligation quote is available to all.
Coverdale Landscaping are your local driveway and block paving contractors in Essex, offering a wide range of services to homeowners across the south east of England. We have over 30 years of experience in the landscaping industry and our team of experts are passionate about providing the highest quality workmanship at the most competitive prices.
We offer a free no-obligation quote to all potential customers and our team are always on hand to offer advice and guidance on the best options for your home.
Our driveway paving services are also available in and around the below local areas;
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