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resurfacing a driveway

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by rb_in_va, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. rb_in_va

    rb_in_va LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Posts: 246

  2. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 601

    Unless there is damage not visible in the picture it doesn't look that bad. I'd have it powerwashed and spend some money on the yard. However it's your house and if the driveway is too worn for your appetite I'd say pavers, they'd go nicely with the brick, here they'd run you somewhere 12-15 psf depending on the material you chose.
     
  3. rb_in_va

    rb_in_va LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Posts: 246

    There is some damage right in middle of the driveway. The pavement is cracked. I will get a close-up picture of it later. About the yard, I have done a little work, and plan a lot more. I just moved June 17th. We've got a lot of projects going on, and the yard is less priority than some interior issues right now. I'm just looking at options.

    Eventually I will tear out most of the lanscaping beside the driveway, and put in some smaller plantings, a brick sitting area, lanscape lighting, etc. Ideas ans suggestions are welcomed!
     
  4. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 601

    I just though of another option. If the concrete is structurally sound you could have an asphalt "topcoat" put on and have it colored and stamped with a pattern. A friend of mine had this done about 2 years ago and hasn't had any big problems.
     
  5. rb_in_va

    rb_in_va LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Posts: 246


    Do you have any pics of some color and stamped asphalt jobs?
     
  6. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 601

    Sorry I do not. I'm sure you could google "stamped asphalt pevement" or something like it.
     
  7. rb_in_va

    rb_in_va LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Posts: 246

    Yeah, I googled it. That stuff looks nice. How does it hold up though? And how does the price compare to regular concrete?
     
  8. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 601

    Like I said he hasn't had any major probllems. He has had to recolor a few high wear areas, it is a DIY thing just maintaince, if you are really interested in this option I could have him call you. Pricewise topcoating and stamping if ALOT cheaper than pavers or new cement.
     

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