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Nov 29

These are the Most Popular Paved Driveway Types & Materials


You have many options for driveway materials and finishes depending on what you want.


  • Concrete poured driveways


Concrete driveways are a popular choice for Paving Contractor Chesapeake VA because they are durable and easy to maintain. Concrete can be poured with sections or patterns that allow for concrete expansion and contraction. Concrete driveways can last for many decades, even though they are more costly than asphalt.

  • Paved asphalt driveways


Because asphalt paved driveways provide a durable parking surface, they are very popular. Asphalt paving is subject to wear and tear, so it is important to include maintenance costs. With proper installation, asphalt paved driveways can last up to thirty years.

  • Driveways with stamped concrete


Stamped concrete driveways are possible to replace plain concrete driveways. Stamped concrete driveways look like they are made from different materials such as brick, stone, or other building materials. To make stamped concrete driveways molds must be pressed into the concrete while it is still setting. Stamped concrete could be used to make driveways, patios, and highways as well as interior flooring.

  • Interlocking Pavers


Interlocking pavers, made of concrete or cement, are designed to be matched with other pavers. This makes them easier to install and requires no mortar. Interlocking pavers look like cobblestone pathways.


The interlocking pavers should be placed on a solid foundation to prevent them from shifting or creating cracks and gaps. Interlocking pavers can be made in a variety of patterns and colors to create individual and unique effects.


The porous nature of pavers means that oil, tires, and other impurities can cause them to become discolored over time. This is why pressure washing is necessary.

  • Chip-Sealed Driveway, Tar-and-Chip Driveway


Asphalt pavement is more expensive than tar-and chip or chip-sealed driveways. However, this driveway will not be as attractive and smooth as other paved driveways.


A chip-sealed driveway starts with a gravel foundation, which is then covered in hot tar. After the hot tar has been poured, stones are added to the base. The surface is then crushed using roller equipment.


You can use the colored stone to enhance the tar-and chip driveway finish. However, these stones may become looser over time. Tar-and-chip driveways are less costly to resurface and require less maintenance than asphalt driveways. It doesn't need to be sealed and the lighter color will absorb heat better, making it easier to walk on in summer.

  • Exposed Aggregate


Exposed aggregate is a popular choice for finished driveways. Exposure aggregate is available in many colors, sizes, and shades to create a unique driveway that complements the rest of your property.


Exposure aggregate is a popular driveway finish that can last over ten years. It's non-slip and requires very little maintenance.


Exposed aggregate is created by mixing unique aggregates with concrete mixtures. Driveway polish shows the concrete surface's smooth texture stones and pebbles.


A smooth concrete finish, on the other hand, has a visible surface mostly composed of concrete "fines", which are very small concrete particles. Only a small amount of the concrete "fines" are visible on the surface.


Paving Grind Chesapeake

Chesapeake, VA

(910) 240 6570