Ideas On Improving Your Driveway

When it comes to maximizing the potential of your driveway and garden area can seem a bit tricky. However, once you break it down following our tips, you can see how easy it is to set out on improving the outlook of the entrance to your home. If in doubt about doing it yourself, pick from the list of driveway and patio contractors here to handle it for you.


You can choose from a variety of options for your driveway. Here is a look at some choices.

Resin Bond

The up and coming champion of driveways with a variety of choices for the colour. It generally comes with a 12 year guarantee and will withstand any vehicle traffic easily. The downside is the cost. Resin is laid on top of an existing surface like concrete or gravel. A bonding agent is laid down with a chip finish applied to it. Once it hardens, it is locked in place. Great for slippy areas as well.

Tarmac Driveways

The more traditional style driveway of choice. Available normally as red tarmac or black tarmac and can be used on any driveway area. If you already have a driveway, you can choose to have simply resurfaced with a new tarmac topping on it. A new driveway should always have a new foundation applied to it to ensure stability.

Gravel Driveways

This option is a great little money saver on larger areas. With choices on various natural colours. Its permeable so provided you install the right base, you will never have any water problems. Just make sure to use a heavy duty sheeting between the gravel and base. This firstly stops weeds and secondly ensures the base and gravel do not mix. Simply rake it level a couple of times a year when it starts to spread out due to vehicles turning in it. Read here for tips on creating a new driveway.

Block Paving

Not quite the oldest option for a driveway but definitely the most popular. With unlimited colours, patterns and designs allowing to be laid in a very unique way and providing value, you can easily see why its the most popular choice for your driveway. If you are in doubt about your options, reach out to a locally recommended driveway installer in Dublin.