If you live in Durham, North Carolina, or adjacent areas of the Triangle, chances are good that you have driveways. All of the other communities in this area have driveways, too, as does the city of Raleigh itself. These driveways, however, are often paved with different types of material, and each one varies in quality, usability, and appearance. Unfortunately, all of these driveways eventually wear down and fall apart. A paved driveway is no longer a reliable way to get from one place to another, especially if it’s a major thoroughfare or interstate. As a result, many property owners in the Triangle are now choosing to replace their driveways with something completely different – vinyl replacement.
Vinyl is one such alternative. It’s incredibly strong, thanks to its particular chemical makeup. It’s also waterproof and crack-resistant. And best of all, because vinyl is flexible, it can be cut to fit almost any shape. So if your current driveways aren’t quite large enough to meet your needs, or if you need them to be installed quickly and efficiently, a vinyl driveway might just be exactly what you’re looking for. Here are some details to consider.
These driveways are available in two forms: self-adhesive and pre-fabricated. Self-adhesive driveways are the cheapest – about half the cost of a regular self-adhesive driveway. They’re also easy to install and can be applied quickly, as well as being highly durable and strong. But self-adhesive driveways are not always the most well designed, which means that installing on your own might actually be a mistake.
Pre-fabricated driveways are the most popular, mainly because they can be produced in a wide variety of materials, colors, and sizes. They’re often created out of high-quality vinyl materials, like polyethylene, which can last for years and resist moisture and harsh weather conditions. They cost a bit more than self-adhesive models, but can look really great as well, with a smooth, glossy surface and clean lines. Pre-fabricated driveways are also much easier to install, and can often be installed in just a few hours – compare that to the weeks it might take for self-adhesive models to dry, stabilize, and be ready for installation.
And the best thing about pre-fabricated driveways is that they’re environmentally friendly. They use recycled materials, and manufacture their products using non-toxic methods. If you’re worried about going “green,” pre-fabricated products are probably your best option. Plus, they’re far more attractive than traditional alternatives, coming in many different styles and colors.
All in all, there are plenty of options for driveways County Durham and throughout the area. You just need to figure out which style fits your particular needs best. There are also a number of companies who can do custom orders – so if you’re having trouble deciding, don’t hesitate to contact them. They’ll be glad to work with you to create the ideal driveway that you’ll be happy to drive on.