Top 5 paving options in North Texas (Dallas, TX. Area)
We have a few different areas here in North Texas. This list is aimed at those with a choice of driving surface. If you're in a lot and block neighborhood you may not be allowed or aesthetically shouldn't use some of the items on this list. If you're in an area with diverse driving surfaces, this list is for you:
5. Gravel - We feel like gravel, even though it is prone to wear over time, offers the least expensive, most versitile driveway. It can be graded and refreshed easily. By far, the biggest reason to get a good gravel driveway is because it makes a better base for any other paving method you may consider in the future! FYI, topping road base with a finer 'more decorator' style top-coat will greatly enhance the look of a road or driveway.
4. Crushed Granite - If you have a property where the amazing reddish color of this material would add a decorator touch, you should consider it. It can add such an amazing look to properties. The issue with this material is that it doesn't hold well against rushing water.
3. Concrete - The best at exacting grade, and long-lasting. The downside here is expense. Many neighbors in North Texas feel concrete is over-budget and for this reason, it's in the #3 spot.
2. Recycled Asphalt - On the rise here in North Texas over the last several years, this material creates a very nice road or driveway when done right, the surface essentially hardens into a hot mix asphalt road over time, just with a country look and less out of pocket expense.
1. Hot Mix Asphalt (blacktop) - Our winner for best value and longevity. A hot mix asphalt driveway or road holds up, providing a solid surface that is easy to maintain, and costs around half as much as concrete.
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