The Problems With Poor Driveway Drainage

Do Driveways Need Drainage?

Every type of driveway needs a form of drainage to carry rain or stormwater away from the driveway and direct it to the right place. The kind of drainage you use depends on the type of driveway, where you want to direct drainage and your budget. In this post, we discuss why driveways need drainage and some … Read more

How Wide Should A Driveway Gate Be?

What Size Driveway Gate Do I Need?

One of the most important considerations when building a driveway gate is the size of the gate. This doesn’t just include the width, but also the height of the gate and clearance from the ground.  Many factors determine the size of a gate including the width of your driveway, the level of security you want, … Read more

Can I Put A Gate Across My Driveway?

How To Build A Driveway Gate?

With some basic tools and beginner DIY skills, you can build a simple wooden driveway gate. Other types of gates such as a sliding gate or a metal gate may require the skills of a pro.  In this post, we discuss how to build different kinds of driveway gates. This is not a step by … Read more

Is It Easy To Install A Paver Driveway?

Driveway Paving Tips {What You Should Know}

While laying down driveway pavers is not as easy or quick as pouring concrete or spreading gravel, it’s still something you can do on your own. All you need is a few tools and loads of time. If you can get a friend or two to help, even better. In this post, I discuss the best driveway … Read more

Popular Driveway Paver Materials

Most Popular Driveway Pavers {Compared}

Driveway pavers come in a wide range of styles, materials and finishes. So finding the right pavers for your driveway is not hard at all. If you are not sure which kind of pavers to pick, start with the following most popular types of driveway pavers. Chances are that you’ll find what you are looking for … Read more

Driveway Pavers vs. Concrete Compared

Driveway Pavers Vs Concrete Compared

Pavers and concrete are both great materials for a driveway. But depending on your particular situation and needs, one might be better than the other. In this driveway comparison, we compare pavers vs concrete and discuss the pros and cons of each material. At the end of the guide, I recommend the best option for different … Read more

Pros and Cons Of A Concrete Driveway

How To Widen A Driveway Without Concrete?

Concrete is a relatively easy way to widen a driveway. You simply prepare the ground and pour a concrete slab on top.  But it can be pricey compared to other options like gravel or asphalt. Concrete is also impermeable, which creates water runoff problems.  If a concrete driveway extension is beyond your budget, you don’t … Read more

Should You Widen Your Driveway

How To Widen A Driveway Cheaply?

Ideally, you should widen your driveway with the same material that it’s made from. But for certain types of driveways like concrete or stone, that can be expensive especially if you are adding a big extension.  In this guide, we discuss some of the best ways to widen a driveway cheaply while ensuring it stays … Read more

How Wide Are Residential Driveways

How Wide Does A Driveway Need To Be?

The right width for your driveway depends on the number and types of vehicles you have. Trucks and RVs need a wider driveway than regular passenger cars.  You also have to consider how much space you have, whether you plan to use the driveway as parking space, and your local bylaws. In this guide, we … Read more

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