Explore Different Types of Driveways We Have Created for Our Clients
Enhance the entrance to your home
Driveways may be decorative in ways that public roads cannot - because of their lighter traffic and the willingness of owners to invest in their construction - and are generally designed to conform to the architecture of the connected houses or other buildings.
Materials builders use for driveways include concrete, decorative brick, cobblestone, asphalt, and decomposed granite, surrounded by grass or other ground-cover plants. Driveways are commonly used as paths to private garages, carports, or houses. On large estates, a driveway may be the road that leads to the house from the public road, possibly with a gate in between.
Because of the variety of forms that a driveway can take besides it’s practical use, it leaves a lot of opportunity to design and create a driveway that is individual to your property, enhancing and adding value to your home.
The problems associated with poorly constructed driveways tend to originate from builders not preparing the surface of the subsoil with aggregates to allow for free drainage of water, not understanding the flow of water over the surface area or water undermining the structure by not installing sufficient drainage. These issues can undermine the structural integrity of the driveway and lead to cracking, subsidence and buckling of the surface area.
If the driveway to your villa is designed and constructed well, it will have the effect of creating a welcoming and pleasing path to the house, giving the overall effect of drawing the visitor to the house rather than a barrier. The driveway should be in keeping with the house so that the overall effect is pleasing not intimidating.
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