Investing in your drive, the right way!
If you looking to invest in a new driveway, then you need to know you are getting the best. But, with so many options and designs available, just how do you decide? Creating a new driveway is a significant investment and you’ll need to consider some key questions which will help you decide on the right material for your drive.
Here we have a few hints and tips to help you;
- Material – using the right material for your drive is essential. Concrete for example, tends to be popular mainly due to its durability and the ability to keep it clean. Oil spills or patches can be washed off with soap and water, or alternatively power washed. Tarmac (or bitumen) tends to be another favourite with customers mainly because not a lot of patience is required! Laying tarmac is easy and quick, and there is very little waiting time required before you can start using it. Tarmac has great durability too and can stand up to the rigours of extreme weather (ice and snow won’t crack tarmac as it remains a fairly malleable substance). Patio slabs can also make for a very effective drive but the laying of this type of drive takes a little more time and construction, hence the cost of this will increase. However, with great edging, and well laid slabs this type of drive can really add a wow factor to the front of your home. A relatively new material is the use of resin bonded plastics; these have been used for a few years now to clearly mark out bus stop and cycle lanes etc. Previously, these high coloured resin bonded plastics have also been expensive but with the increase in companies offering plastic resin material have brought the price down, meaning that more domestic customers are now able to afford this material.
- Budget – you want the best for your money. The costs of materials are different, some cheaper than others. But don’t forget installation costs and the additional material that may be required for construction. Unless you have the skills and knowledge, it may be best to engage the services of a driveway installer. A badly installed driveway will detract from the beauty of your home.
- Construction – installing a new drive way need to be done correctly. If the under-structure isn’t correct then after a bout of heavy rain or other extreme weather, you could find that the slabs lift or that cracks appear. As with all other types of home improvement, you should contact reputable driveway installers in and around Glasgow, asking for free, no obligation quotes. Getting personal recommendations is also a good way to go about getting the best installer for the job!
Investing in a new drive is not something you do every week and so choosing the right company to install your driveway is important. Get quotes from several companies and you’ll find several reputable drive way installers in and around Glasgow; ask people to recommend installers. A well laid driveway will add masses of kerb appeal to your house as well as value!