exposed aggregate driveways
exposed aggregate driveways

Have you ever noticed those large expanses of bare driveway or walkway? It usually happens in the summer, because of the sun and heat. It’s a hazard for the walker, and creates a tripping hazard for the driveway. The exposed aggregate driveways Melbourne is no longer a beautiful, natural, and eco-friendly alternative to a concrete or sand driveway. It’s not even very practical. It’s actually quite ugly, and is hardly ever used because of how unsightly it can be.

Here are the 5 Ways to Border your Exposed Aggregate Driveway:

  1. Concrete

 I’d like to introduce you to – Concrete. Not the same concrete you buy at the store.  It’s a concrete that is unique to most people. It’s made from aggregate, which is a material made from rock, sand or gravel. Aggregate is not the same as concrete. Aggregate is used in many industries, including construction. But, concrete is also used in the construction industry. The difference between the two materials is that concrete is made by mixing cement with water. Concrete is different from aggregate. Aggregate is made from rocks and other materials. 

  1. Asphalt

What do you call a driveway that’s covered in asphalt and looks like a blacktop? I do. I call it a blacktop driveway. Even though it looks like a blacktop driveway or an exposed aggregate driveway, it’s still a driveway. And it’s still a driveway that’s not a driveway. The term “blacktop driveway” is a misnomer, since asphalt is a black material that is used to cover pavement. So, if you want to talk about a driveway that looks like a blacktop driveway, but is actually a driveway covered in asphalt, you call that a driveway covered in asphalt.

  1. Pavers

There are many types of ways you can finish off your new driveway. The most popular is pavers, which usually come with a source of water and can be laid directly to the concrete. Another alternative is concrete retaining walls, which can be built against a hillside or a grade change, and are not usually covered in water. Finding a good driveway paver is not easy. We suggest you start your search by asking your neighbours or friends. Pavers are a wonderful material that can transform your driveway into something spectacular. 

  1. Wood

If you have a small driveway that is exposed to the elements, or don’t want to spend a fortune on fancy pavers, you can create a beautiful and inexpensive alternative to paving. You can choose from a wide variety of hardwood species that can be cut to fit your needs and deliver all the visual appeal you are looking for.

  1. Coloured Concrete

There are many ways to use concrete to enhance the look of your driveway, but none as effective as using coloured concrete. While it is true that blue or green concrete will blend in with your driveway, as well as the natural surroundings, the same cannot be said for red. Red concrete can be mixed with gravel and landscaping, but will look spectacular when it borders your driveway