Common types of driveways

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Below is a list of popular types of driveways.

The driveway is possibly the hardest working area of your home or business.

Driveways are constantly bearing the weight of heavy vehicles and are exposed to harsh weather conditions every day. A driveway can either enhance or detract from the appeal of a property.

Concrete driveways

A correctly laid concrete driveway can last up to 50 years (or even longer). It is very durable and can withstand very heavy loads over and over. There are different colour options available to match the aesthetics of the home.  Additionally, concrete driveways can be stamped or stencilled to give the appearance of pavers and different textures.

The benefits of concrete driveways

  • Strength – can withstand very heavy loads
  • Durable and cost effective – can last up to 50 years
  • Safe – provides sturdy passage in and out of your property
  • Termite resistant
  • Can withstand hot Australian summers and cooler winter temperatures
  • Available in a range of colours, styles and textures
  • Very low maintenance
  • Can be extended

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Gravel and pebble driveways

Gravel and pebbles is a cheap driveway option however does have some disadvantages including needing more ongoing maintenance and being a dangerous trip hazard due to the uneven nature of gravel and its tendency to move around when vehicles drive over it.  It can also be prone to movement during heavy rain events.

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Paved and brick driveways

This is possibly the most expensive driveway option and often requires maintenance if the tiles move and/or crack. Concrete driveways can be stamped and stencilled to give the appearance of pavers for a fraction of the cost of creating a paved driveway.

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Asphalt driveways

Asphalt, like what’s used on roads, is probably the cheapest driveway option available. It’s durable however doesn’t have any aesthetic appeal so not many homeowners in Sydney choose asphalt driveways.

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Driveway installation quotes

With 40+ years of concreting and formwork experience, we bring extensive knowledge in all aspects of concrete driveway installation, repair and resurfacing.  We bring the highest level of workmanship to all our projects with unparalleled attention to detail and a professional approach to every job. We are a friendly team, focused on our customers’ needs and satisfaction and getting the job done – on time and within budget.

Servicing the entire Sydney metropolitan area, we have local teams based on the Northern Beaches and Eastern Suburbs.  We regularly work on the Upper and Lower North Shore and Sydney CBD.