Some different types of driveways
Even though asphalt (also called blacktop) driveways are the most common type of driveway seen in the Hudson Valley, there are other options from which to choose.
Some homeowners prefer paver brick driveways. While these are the most expensive to install, they require the least amount of upkeep and last far longer than alternatives.
Still others prefer gravel driveways. These are often created by grading the earth and putting down Item 4 or other stone pieces. Then a smaller gravel is placed on top. These are the most inexpensive driveways to install, but they have limitations when it snows and require the most upkeep. The small pieces also have a tendency to scatter.
Driveways can also be a combination—asphalt and decorative stone, for example.
Concrete driveways are another choice, but because of the freeze-thaw cycle in our area, these don’t always weather well. Also, you must wait at least a week before driving on it so it can cure.
Whatever type of driveway you want, E.R. Baisley Tree and Landscape can help you decide and then create the final product.