Driveway Materials: What Are My Options?


There are quite a few materials that are suitable for installing a driveway, and prior to making any decisions, you are advised to examine all of your options. Here are the main types of driveway that you can have.

  • Block Paving – This offers the homeowner many benefits, which include the ability to withstand heavy loads, an endless choice of colours and pattern designs, plus a non-slip surface that is very easy to keep clean. You may have seen a few stunning paving & driveways in Staffordshire, which are undoubtedly block paving, and by contacting a local supplier, you can view images of various designs.
  • Tarmac – A firm favourite with UK homeowners, if a tarmac driveway is installed properly, it should last for many years, and with the right edging stones, you can create an attractive feature.
  • Regular Paving Slabs – They come in a range of colours and designs, and when laid onto a bed of sand and cement, paving slabs provide a solid platform that is relatively easy to keep clean. The secret to a professional installation lies in the ground preparation, which might include installing a drainage system, under the paving to ensure effective draining.
  • Resin Bound Driveways – Clear resin is premixed with fine aggregate to provide a durable, non-slip surface with no loose stones. The resin has a degree of elasticity, which prevents cracking, and the semi-permeable surface allows water to naturally drain away.

If you would like to explore any of the above driveway options, talk to your local driveway specialist, who is able to install the perfect driveway that best suits your needs.