Make Your Driveway Count

The trend in North Texas remodeling and new home design is a front driveway. The front driveway increases your neighborhood’s sense of community and can increase the curb appeal of your home.

When designing a front driveway, you are no longer limited to the traditional concrete or asphalt choice; there are dozens of new materials on the market. Here is a list of the pros and cons of new and traditional materials.

Gravel
Pros: Low installation cost, popular, various colors, and quick installation.
Cons: Ongoing maintenance costs and not allowed in many communities.

Concrete
Pros: Versatile, durable, low-maintenance, and can be decorative or simple.
Cons: Weak drainage and stains easily.

Stove Pavers
Pros: Boosts curb appeal, many design choices, low-maintenance, and durable.
Cons: Expensive installation and can shift over time.

Crushed Shell
Pros: Beautiful statement, cost-effective, wide range in colors, and excellent draining.
Cons:Rough surface.

Asphalt
Pros: Material is pliable when the weather changes and inexpensive.
Cons: Sealing required every 3-5 years, radiates heat, and has weak drainage.

Pervious Concrete
Pros: Good drainage and environmentally friendly.
Cons: A large amount of material is needed.

Grass
Pros: Unique look and good drainage.
Cons: High maintenance.

Brick
Pros: Diverse look, positive impact on home’s value, low maintenance costs, and durable.
Cons: Expensive to install.

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