Let the Grass Show ThroughA long grassy driveway is perfect for rustic settings and country homes, but it can be a nightmare to maintain. Flooding problems and ruts ruin the look, but they are easily overcome with cellular paving systems like grasscrete. Durable mesh sheets featuring hexagonal open cells are laid on a solid, firm base. The cells provide a firm base for cars and prevent ruts while allowing homeowners to have a smooth drive of grass, gravel, or another aggregate.
The Sparkle of Glass
Sophisticated SlateSlate is commonly used for kitchen countertops, flooring, and even roofs, but most people don’t realize that it’s also a good choice for driveways. Thick slate pavers can be put in place the way bricks have traditionally been used. It’s an upscale look for the driveway, and everyone visiting the property is sure to be impressed by the slate drive.
Stone Pavers and GrassDriveways don’t have to feature clearly defined edges. The use of pavers set a few inches apart is growing in popularity. The ground is heavily compacted between the pavers and grass is allowed to grow as a natural grout line. It’s a unique and polarizing look that most people either love or hate. Part of the appeal is that there aren’t any edges to trim as the grass is allowed to creep in around the edges of the pavers.
Stamped ConcreteA brick driveway looks incredible, but many homeowners cannot stand the thought of the extra maintenance that comes with a brick surface. With stamped concrete, they can trick the eye by creating a cobblestone look with the smooth, easy to maintain concrete surface that appeals to most homeowners.
Put the Rubber on the Road
When it’s time for a new driveway, homeowners will be amazed to discover how many different Houston decorative concrete options they can choose from. The sky is the limit with asphalt and gravel giving way to other material like paving stones, slate, grass, and even recycled glass or rubber. With so many options available, it’s wise for homeowners to do a little research and consider some of the alternatives before they call for traditional concrete or asphalt.