There are as many types of driveways as there are homes in West Midlands and across the region. But chances are that unless yours is the kind that winds elegantly through landscaped grounds, you won’t have given it much thought recently.
For many people this is just a useful strip of hard surface on which to park the car. But however small, your drive has a huge impact on the appearance of the front of your home, and a quick assessment will tell you if it could benefit from resurfacing:
- Park your car a little way down the street and approach you home on foot – seeing the front aspect without a car is a useful exercise and will make sure you can see it all;
- Does it add or detract from the look on your home? If it isn’t looking too good, now is the time to find out why;
- Check the surface for cracks in the tarmac, missing or damaged paving slabs and oil stains or discolouration caused by moss or lichen.
If you decide your driveway needs attention, you could decide to clean and repair the existing surface; jet washing and a few new blocks could do the trick, or you could look at replacing your drive altogether.
Resurfacing will mean you can choose the surface that is best for you and your home. Options include asphalt and block paving, both of which will benefit your home and are hardwearing enough to last for years.
The services of a professional firm, such as Earth Exit, will ensure the aesthetic appeal and longevity of your new parking area, and with a range of surfaces on offer you can really enhance the style and appeal of your home.
If your driveway is looking a little tired it can have an effect on the whole front of your property and reduce the visual impact on arriving.
Cracks in tarmac, stained asphalt, or holes and weeds in block paving are just some of the problems your driveway can face, and while some issues can be resolved with a jet wash or a trowel, nothing beats a new, modern driveway for aesthetic appeal, practicality and even increasing the value of your home.
The first decision you need to make is what kind of driveway you would like. There are surfaces including tarmac, asphalt, gravel and block paving available from many contractors in your area and each has its benefits depending on your budget and other requirements.
Look at the layout of the front of your home and decide if there should be any changes to positioning or size of your driveway. No changes will make the process quicker and cheaper, but if you really want to be able to get out of your car without stepping in a flower bed, now is the time to decide.
Now you know what you want, it’s time to find a contractor. The choice you make will depend on your priorities and your budget, but it is always a good idea to check out a range of companies and get firm quotes.
Find reviews of their driveways or recommendations from customers who have had block paving, tarmac or asphalt laid by that firm. Always go for quality and reliability over lower prices, as a poor job or a contractor that doesn’t complete the job can cost you more in the long run. Check to see what industry schemes they are signed up to for further reassurance.
Earth Exit come recommended for driveways across West Midlands and further afield. Get in touch with them for the standard bearer for quality and customer care.