Tips on choosing the right design for your driveway

When considering what style of driveway you should put in your property, there is one basic thing you need to remember and this is the drive needs to be at least 12 feet wide. Any less than that and you won’t have enough room to get in and out of your car comfortably and if you have a wall to one side then add another 2 feet to avoid damaging car doors. When it comes to design you have a few choices. The design needs to fit in well with the design of your property and it has to allow you easy access to both your home and your garage. It is always better to avoid any inclines or steep areas when putting in a drive, you need to ensure it is as level as possible to avoid any soggy areas where water can sit. The materials you can use on a driveway fall into two categories which are called solid-surface and aggregate surface. Solid-surface includes concrete and asphalt which are two of the most popular materials to use. Aggregate-surfaces are gravel and crushed stone which are very popular choices. Then you have something called driveway pavers which are somewhere in the middle of the two main categories mentioned above. Another choice is tar-and-chip which is much like asphalt but the surface is not as smooth. If you are looking for a great design that fits in well with your property and you live in the Sussex area, then you can Google the words ‘Sussex driveway’ and this will bring up a list of companies in the area.