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4 Unique Asphalt Driveway Ideas to Enhance the Value and Aesthetic Appeal of Your Home

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Your driveway is an essential feature on your property that you use almost every day. However, have you ever stopped to think about its design? Did you know that you can design your driveway to reflect your style? There are numerous ways to spruce up your asphalt driveway to elevate your property's overall value and enhance its curb appeal. 

This post highlights driveway design ideas to make the most of your driveway. Read on to learn more. 

Consider a Stamped Asphalt Driveway 

If you find concrete paving attractive but still want an asphalt driveway, why not blend these two materials and achieve the desired finish? Consider opting for an asphalt driveway stamped with a unique style that mimics a concrete paver. You won't need to worry about investing in costly paving bricks to replace damaged ones. You can also choose from various stamped patterns, including square tile, basket weave, slate and regular or diagonal herringbone.

Go for a Balanced Asphalt Driveway 

If you reside in a vast estate, you probably find an expansive and efficient driveway. If the driveway has a wider entrance, opt for diversions that meet up at your home's entrance. This approach is excellent because it offers more accessibility regarding drop-off points for vehicles exiting the driveway, especially for circular patterns. This design isn't challenging to conceptualise. Furthermore, a balanced design helps to enhance your driveway's dramatic look further. 

Choose a Unique Colour 

While asphalt is naturally dark-coloured, there are numerous techniques to introduce different colours to this material. You can opt for various colour shades, including light grey, pale orange, red or brown. The variations can range from subtle to bright. Therefore, choose how much you need the asphalt driveway to look or stand out from the rest. You can also incorporate a unique stamped option mentioned in the first point. For instance, you can select a terracotta colour if you need your driveway to have a brick-like appearance. 

Consider Exposed Pea Gravel

When thinking of an asphalt driveway, the first thing that comes to mind is a smooth, dark surface (hot-mix asphalt). However, one excellent idea for your driveway is opting for a rugged, natural look. You can use a chip seal alongside pea gravel for your driveway. Often, the pea-sized gravel helps you add a unique texture to your asphalt driveway. 

Generally, your contractor will evenly spread the gravel and smooth it out with rakes or rollers. This process also assists in surface compaction to prevent the pea gravel from loosening. After applying the asphalt, your driveway will achieve a stunning finish and texture that adds more safety. 

Consider these four excellent ideas for an appealing, durable and professionally designed driveway that will serve you for years. For more information on asphalt driveways, contact a professional near you.