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There are many different driveway surfaces that you can choose from each with their own advantages and specifications. These all meet different requirements that you may have for your driveway.

If you are torn between block paving and gravel as a surface choice we have a look at the differences below, after all gravel and block paving are two very popular surface choices but are very different in appearance.

Block paving driveway

There are a number of styling options that come with block paving offering an array of colours, shapes and textures, these will suit any property type.

Without doubt block paving is hard wearing and highly durable, this makes them a pleasure to drive on and very safe.

Sometimes blocks can come loose over their lifetime but they are very easy to repair. They are also very easy to clean and maintain, making them look brand new again in appearance.

In comparison to gravel, block paving does cost more, however does provide a real investment on your property.

Gravel Driveway

You will find that gravel is the probably the cheapest option for your driveway, making it highly affordable for many.

Gravel for driveways has evolved of recent years and you can now select from a number of colours, shapes and textures all of which come in at a reasonable amount.

They can be considered as low maintenance, twice a year should be enough to maintain your driveway for years to come.

No problems should occur to drainage, gravel will not provide any homeowners with any problems that could occur to obverse weather such as puddles and flooding.

It’s not ideal for driveways that have a high gradient as gravel overtime will work their way to the bottom of the driveway, measures could be taken to reduce the movement.

Weeds will naturally occur through gravel, so you may need to keep on top of this with weed killer to keep them at bay and from spreading across the driveway.

Buildadrive.com

We install a whole range of driveway surfaces all across Yorkshire covering major cities such as Leeds, York, Sheffield and Hull and pretty much everywhere around. If you are undecided on which surface is best for your budget and requirements then be sure to get in touch.

You can contact us via our online contact forms or calling us directly on 0113 512 0398.

If you’re looking for a hassle free, instant estimate then why not use our online estimation calculator? All you need to do is select your chosen surface type, add your dimensions and you will be shown your estimated cost.

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