Some of the materials that can be used for driveways include concrete, decorative brick, cobblestone, block paving, asphalt, gravel, decomposed granite, and surrounded by grass or other ground-cover plants. Driveways are commonly used as paths to private garages, carports, or houses.
Gravel is a whole lot cheaper than concrete, asphalt, or another paved surface. It can cost less than 1/2 of paved driveways. Is important to keep in mind that you will have to maintain the gravel,
and when you calculate de years that a concrete driveway remains, which is about 25 and 30 years. The price of the concrete is going to be cheaper than passing 30 years refiling the gravel. Without mention that a concrete driveway has a guaranty.
Pros: Concrete is tops when it comes to durability and versatility. Composed of various types of stone aggregate held together by water and a lime-based binder, concrete provides a smooth, stable and secure foundation that holds up well in any climate and requires little to no maintenance, says Allison Bean, editorial director at home improvement website TheSpruce.com.
Of the four paving materials described in this guide, aggregate (gravel) is the least expensive, followed by asphalt, concrete, and paving stones. If you’re installing your driveway on a shoestring budget, gravel is your best choice. If you are planning a longer-lasting project that does not need maintenance. a concrete driveway will offer you better quality, the longevity of approximately 30 years, and with warranty.