Whether you’re looking to hire an asphalt paving company to lay your first driveway, or you simply want to improve the one you currently have, there are a lot of things you can do to beautify your driveway. After all, first impressions count, and in a lot of ways your driveway is the very first thing a visitor sees on your property. Beautiful driveways boost property values too!
Straight from professional asphalt driveway contractors, here are just a few things you can do to make your driveway look as nice as possible.
Five Great Ways to Beautify A Driveway
1 – Do any needed repairs
First and foremost – has the driveway started developing potholes, cracks, or other problems? Don’t put off having them repaired – they will only get worse creating potential safety hazards. An asphalt paving company can do patchwork for cheap, but if you wait until there are major problems, it could require a full replacement.
After the work is done, don’t forget to…
2 – Add sealant
A layer of sealant will go a long way towards protecting your driveway from the elements and keeping it in top condition for longer. It’ll also add that glossy sheen people associate with fresh asphalt.
3 – Paint lines around the edges
One thing that separates a truly professional-looking driveway from the rest is having painted edges. Even if they may not be needed for navigational purposes, they speak volumes about your commitment to making every aspect of your property look as nice as possible.
If your driveway has a raised curb on either side, paint that too.
4 – Landscaping
What surrounds your driveway will have a lot of impact on how people perceive it, and your property in general, so add some plants or other landscaping. Something as simple as flowers lining the driveway on either side will go a long way towards beautifying it, as well as making the drive more pleasant.
5 – Consider stamped asphalt
When the day comes that you need to lay a new driveway, stamped asphalt can take your driveway from “boring” to “amazing.” Stamped asphalt can mimic many other stone types, be multicolored, or even incorporate patterned designs! Would your company name, logo or colors look great on your parking lot too?
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Whether it’s for residential or commercial projects, Mt. Pleasant has the skills and experience to handle your asphalt project. Contact us to learn more!