These days, people are spending more time than ever in their homes, whether they’re on a “staycation” or just enjoying cocooning with friends and family. To keep your home well maintained for entertainment and recreation, as well to protect your home and property, professional paving services may be the solution.
Get the Best Expertise
In hiring paving professionals, you are getting more than a finished product. You are getting the benefit of years of experience and expertise. Before they begin a project, a representative from the paving company will meet with you, assess your needs, take a look at your property, and give you suggestions on what products to use and the best way to achieve your goals.
Ask your paving professional to show you their portfolio of projects they’ve done before and what they would recommend for you. They will be able to take your ideas and turn them into practical realities. They can also give you an estimate of costs and a timetable for completion.
Protect the Cars in Your Driveway
Parked on the street, your car is vulnerable to scratches and dents from passing vehicles. Vehicles trying to parallel park in front or in back of your car can bang into your bumper and leave considerable damage. In winter, your car will be bombarded with snow and debris from snowplows. A car on the street is also more likely to be stolen or burglarized.
Your car is much better protected when it’s off the street and parked in a driveway. If you already have a driveway, you may want to widen it to accommodate additional vehicles. You may also be able to install a new driveway alongside the house.
Protect Your Surfaces
Paved surfaces will last years if they receive regular maintenance. As time passes, driveways and other paved areas are subjected to everyday wear and tear, as well as to damaging ultraviolet rays from the sun, water seepage and freezing, fluid leakage from vehicles, and other hazards. These stresses can lead to cracks, pits, and breaks.
The best way to protect your paving from is by applying sealcoating on a regular basis. Adding a layer of sealcoating protects the asphalt from the elements and extends its life . Paving professionals recommend reapplying sealcoating every two to three years. They can also mend any small cracks or defects in the process.
Design a Patio
When designing a patio, you have many options to choose from. You can build a deck with wood or composite materials or create a stone patio of paving bricks and tiles. You may not realize you can also use paving in creative ways to create a beautiful outdoor patio area. A professional paving company can advise you about how to design your patio with color or patterns.
If your patio area isn’t covered by a roof, you have many options to add shade, including awnings and umbrellas. Adequate shade will make you feel comfortable outdoors and also protect your patio and its furnishings from the dangerous rays of the sun. You should keep wood furniture out of the sun to prevent damage. A covered patio will also help protect your furniture from rain.
Expand Your Recreation Area
Your grassy back lawn makes a great play area for kids and adults alike, but you can expand your recreation choices with a paved area for basketball, tennis, pickleball, or other outdoor sports. You may be able to build a backyard ice rink for skating and hockey.
Both asphalt and concrete will make suitable surfaces for an outdoor court, but the surface needs to be level. Professional pavers will grade and level the ground, provide a base, and pave a smooth, level surface for all uses.
Make Room for RVs
If you have a recreational vehicle or boat, and local ordinances allow you to store it on your property, then you’ll want a paved surface to keep your vehicle safe. Parking in the grass can
cause rust in your undercarriage and damage your tires. Over the winter cycle of thawing and freezing, your tires can sink into the soil, and it may be difficult to remove your RV or boat trailer once spring comes.
A paved surface will resolve all those problems. All you need is a level surface just a little bigger than your RV. Be sure to leave clearance if you’re installing the pavement near your garage so you can walk around the RV to inspect it or access storage areas or utility outlets.
You are familiar with parking curbs in public parking lots, but they are also useful on your own private property, especially if you have several vehicles to accommodate. Curbs can define space, aid in water drainage, and give your driveway or parking area a neat, finished appearance.
Curbs can come preformed or can be made by concrete extruded through a special machine. These can also be used to create edging around your landscaping or garden. Different colors and stamped patterns can add a decorative touch.
Make Walking Safe
Sidewalks or pathways on your property direct people away from streets, driveways, and other potential hazards. You may also want them to add to the appearance of your home or garden. Paving professionals will have many options for you, depending on your needs.
It’s also important to make the pathways themselves safe to walk on. Asphalt is a good choice because the surface texture is slip-resistant. Concrete can also be finished in non-slip textures. They both will provide a smooth surface for your child’s tricycle or skateboard. You may also consider gravel, bricks, and stone,especially for paths winding through landscaping features or flower beds. These will blend naturally with the trees and bushes.
Professional paving can enhance your home and property, help keep you safe, and provide your family with space to relax or have fun. Whatever your needs, a paving expert can suggest the right materials and processes to get the job done.
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