The battle continues - which is better an asphalt driveway or a concrete driveway? There are advantages to both. Driveway maintenance is another consideration. Are asphalt driveway sealers required and how often? Another choice is a tar and chip driveway.
Blacktop crack repair can be a messy job. Newer crack sealers include one that is applied with a standard caulk gun. Use of foam backer rods can assist with the appearance of your blacktop crack filler. Carefully read all directions so an important step is not missed.
Need to build a gravel driveway? There some important tips for a gravel driveway. You have to decide on types of gravel for driveway and the slope of the driveway for a few. A build it yourself gravel driveway is possible with proper planning and some rental equipment.
Concrete driveways tend to be very white. Blacktop or asphalt driveways tend to be very black. Is there an alternative? You bet there is - it is called a tar and chip driveway. If you have access to colored rough gravel in your area, you can have a low cost colorful driveway that looks like a country road. Browns, grays, pale greens are all possible. In fact, if you are fortunate to have a resourceful gravel supply company you can even blend colors. My own tar and chip driveway is a mixture of light and dark brown stone chips.