What Driveway Is Best for Me?



When you decide it’s time to give your driveway an upgrade or you want a driveway installed for the first time then there is a lot to consider. There is a large variety of materials to choose from as well as a huge range of patterns, colours and styles. Driveways are built to last so when making your decision you have to be sure it is practical and also attractive as it will be around for decades. Below our team at Boardway Tree & Ground Care have put together a guide on different type of driveways to aid you in your decision.

Different Types of Driveways

Block Paving

This is a very popular choice, not only for driveways but for patios and pathways as well. Block paving driveways are incredibly durable, long lasting and stylish. There is a vast array of styles, patterns and colours to use to create a beautiful driveway that is uniquely tailored to your own requirements and style.

The price of a block paving driveway varies depending on what you choose. However, a block paving driveway is the cheapest to repair as and damaged slabs can simply be removed and replaced fairly easily.

Tarmac Driveways

Tarmac is the material that is used most commonly on our UK roads, this had made it a popular choice for driveways. Tarmac originally came in black, however these days it is available in a range of colours so there are plenty to choose from.

Tarmac is very long lasting and is designed to withstand heavy weights. It is very easily maintained and doesn’t require regular sealing. The only downside to tarmac is that fuel and oil leaks can cause the surface to deteriorate.

Resin Bound Driveways

Resin bound driveways are aesthetically pleasing and very durable. They are available in in a range of colours and patterns and are very low maintenance.

Resin Bound Driveways are installed by mixing small stones with resin. It is then hand trowel to create a smooth surface. No planning permission is required for this type of driveway as it is SuDs compliant and also water permeable.

Whatever driveway you feel best suits your needs it is important that you hire a professional to come and install it. If you want to find out more about different types of driveway or have a driveway style already in mind, then contact Boardway Tree & Ground Care today – 01555 807 495