What Type of Driveway Fits Your Budget

Nov 26, 2020

While many people don’t think much about it, your driveway is actually considered an important element of your home. It is typically one of the first things people see and experience as they drive up to visit you, and if your driveway is not in good shape, it can be a major turnoff for guests. An uneven, cracked, or crumbling driveway can also pose safety hazards to everyone, causing slips, falls, and accidents. So, if you need to repair or replace your driveway, how do you make the best choice? One of the first questions you need to ask is, “What is my budget?” Once you have a number in mind, the following checklist can help you find the type of driveway that fits your needs.

Questions to Ask Yourself About a New Driveway

  • How much traffic does the driveway get? How many vehicles regularly drive across your driveway? Will you have any new teenage drivers soon? The more traffic your driveway gets, the more durability matters.
  • Do you want to change the shape? If you have the space to do so, you may think of changing your driveway's shape to allow for better parking. Or, if your driveway is currently ill-shaped, are there ways to improve it?
  • How much does appearance matter? While most driveways are created from poured concrete, you can add curb appeal and value to your home with special features like stained or stamped concrete.

When creating a budget for your new driveway project, there are a few costs that many people neglect to consider. Site preparation, municipal costs (e.g., permits, taxes, inspections, etc.), excavation, drainage, decorative effects, and complex designs can all pack on additional dollars that add up quickly.

Consult a Local Driveway Installation Expert

Once you have your budget set, it is time to consult with your local driveway installation experts. At MD Residential, LLC, our experienced concrete driveway installers provide quality work that is done to our customers’ satisfaction. We are a licensed and insured concrete company committed to proper installation, repair, and improvement of residential driveways. We offer complete concrete services as well as home contractor services.

Contact us today for your concrete project.

Posted on behalf of MD Residential LLC