Decorative Driveways Choices

Old 04-17-07, 01:14 PM
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Decorative Driveways Choices

I have a gorgeous craftsman style home that we just built on a lake. Trying to decide what driveway to put in.

I hate concrete driveways and we live on a one way dead end road. Our driveway will be the logical choice for trucks and cars to turnaround. Don't want cracks.

The house has a lot of real stone columns so fake stone may not look good.

Any suggestions for attractive driveway alternatives?
Old 04-17-07, 01:31 PM
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Decorative Driveways Choices

If you don't want concrete, your choices are asphalt or gravel.

There are some types of concrete you may feel are accepable.

They are:

1. Exposed aggregate - 3/8" rock showing in a matrix of pigmented or unpigmented concrete. Used fequently for patios and decorative sidewalks.

2. Stamped concrete - Pigmented concrete in any one of a number of patterns ranging from fake brick to stone. - Used for patios and sidewalks.

3. Interlocking concrete paving stones - Individual stones of many different shapes and blended colors laid in a number of patterns. - Used for patios, sidewalks, driveways to streets.

The exposed aggregate appearance will depend on the locally available aggregates. Stamped concrete appearances will depend on stamping mats used locally. Paving stones have a wide range and are not geographically limited. Check the ICPI site, Oldcastle or Pavestone for examples.

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