Northern Virginia, VA (PRWEB) July 02, 2012
Not long ago selecting a driveway material was an easy choice: asphalt or concrete. Although those standard choices are still the rule and popular choices, driveway surface options continue to grow. More homeowners are catching on to the alluring effect of decorative driveways and the instant curb appeal they add to a home.
We provide standard concrete driveways, but lately we’ve seen an increased interest in other driveway materials as well,” says Gerald Killpatrick, owner of Killpatrick Paving and Masonry. “Due to demand, we do it all - pavers, asphalt, concrete, bricks.”
Here are a few popular options homeowners may want to consider:
This product has remained the standard in driveway surfacing because of its low cost, long life, and ability to weather Virginia winters. Although asphalt can be recoated without removing the surface, it needs regular resealing to prevent cracking. The estimated lifespan is 10 to 20 years.
With its clean look and long life span, concrete is the preferred surface for many homeowners. Concrete is sustainable and an environmentally friendly choice with new options available such as aggregate concrete that has a decorative and rough finish or cost-effective stamped concrete that mimics pavers, brick, or slate. Concrete requires minimal maintenance and is estimated to last 25 to 40 years.
Pavers can make a showcase out of a driveway and come in a wide variety of styles and colors, including brick and rugged cobblestone, and laid out in almost any design. For homeowners looking for that ‘wow’ factor, pavers provide a sophisticated Old World look that lasts a lifetime.
Gravel is a low-cost option for rural homeowners. Although gravel driveways need regular weeding and stone replacement, it is an inexpensive material that can be expected to last a lifetime. Gravel is not allowed in all communities, so check with municipalities before installing.
Whatever surface a homeowner chooses, the key to a long-lasting driveway is the quality of workmanship and materials. Working with the right contractor is essential. Killpatrick Paving and Masonry offers all of the above driveway options with highly trained applicators that offer professional, personal, and courteous service. In addition to driveways, their other services include retaining walls, patios, block walls, walkways, steps, concrete restoration, seal coating, tar and chip paving, parking lots, and private roads.
No deposits are required before work has started and during these difficult economic times, this company works closely with customers to ensure their budget needs are met. In addition, they offer a 25% discount on same-day approval. To see photos of their work, please visit their website http://www.killpatrickpaving.com
About Killpatrick Paving and Masonry
Killpatrick Paving and Masonry specializes in driveways, custom walkways, stone and brick stoops, patios, fireplace profiles, and chimney caps. With 30 years of experience, this company has the knowledge and expertise to create unique results that are a step above their competition. Killpatrick Paving and Masonry has a passion for their work and earned a stellar reputation in Virginia with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. They serve Alexandria, Fairfax, Annandale, Burke, and Washington DC.