Do you think that paving a driveway is a huge and expensive project? What if we told you there were cheap and efficient ways to pave a driveway that would still look great?
In this blog post, Brothers Paving & Concrete will introduce you to some of the best options for paving your driveway on a budget in Falls Church, VA. So, whether you’re looking to repave an entire driveway or patch up a few spots, read on for some helpful tips!
Recycled Asphalt Driveway:
One option for paving your driveway is to use recycled asphalt. Recycled asphalt is an excellent option because it’s environmentally friendly and can be just as durable as traditional asphalt.
How to Install Recycled Asphalt:
To install a recycled asphalt driveway, you’ll need to compact the recycled asphalt and then level it out. You can do this yourself with a rented plate compactor or hire a professional to do it for you.
Paving stones are another great option for paving your driveway. They’re durable and come in various colors and styles to find the perfect look for your home.
How to Install Paving Stones:
Installing paving stones is a bit more involved than installing recycled asphalt, but it’s still a relatively straightforward process:
- Lay down a bed of sand.
- Lay the paving stones in the desired pattern and tap them into place with a rubber mallet.
- You’ll need to fill the joints between the stones with sand and compact it with a plate compactor.
One cheap and cheerful option for paving your driveway is using gravel. Gravel is an excellent choice for several reasons: it’s affordable, low-maintenance, and can be used to create a variety of different looks.
How to Install Gravel:
Installing a gravel driveway is a relatively simple process:
- Excavate the area where you want your driveway to be and remove any grass or other vegetation.
- Level the ground and compact it with a tamper.
- Spread a layer of gravel over the entire area and rake it smooth.
- Compact the gravel with a plate compactor.
Another option for paving your driveway is to use asphalt millings. Asphalt millings are made from recycled asphalt and can be an excellent option for a DIY project.
How to Install Asphalt Millings:
To install asphalt millings, you’ll need to spread the millings over your driveway and then compact them. You can do this yourself with a rented plate compactor or hire a professional to do it for you.
One of the most preferred options for paving your driveway is concrete. Concrete is durable and low-maintenance and can be used to create various looks.
How to Install Concrete:
Installing a concrete driveway is more complicated than gravel but still within the realm of do-it-yourself projects. First, you’ll need to excavate the area and remove any vegetation. Next, you’ll need to install forms around the area’s perimeter.
Once the forms are in place, you’ll need to pour concrete into them and smooth it out with a trowel. Finally, you’ll need to allow the concrete to cure for at least 24 hours before using it.