Installing a Driveway

Basic tips for installing a new driveway, including planning for installation, coloring and stamping concrete, and coating and sealing an asphalt driveway.

Is it time to completely replace your driveway? While daunting, this is an excellent opportunity to boost your home’s curb appeal and improve accessibility.

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Pouring concrete for a new driveway.

First, think about your new driveway’s layout. Consider where your garage is and how it could best be accessed. Also reflect on how you’d like your driveway to be. Should it become a major focal point? Or should it simply blend subtly and harmoniously into your greater landscaping plan?

The possibilities are endless, but the basic principles are simple:

Be certain that trees are several feet away from your driveway to avoid having mature roots erupt through the surface, and keep the area free from tree limbs or shrubbery that could scratch cars. Make sure your driveway is at least 10 feet wide, a span that allows enough room for larger vehicles, and keep in mind that curving driveways must provide enough space for turning cars.

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