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If you’re building a dream home, don’t forget to add your driveway as a part of your creative touch. A custom-designed driveway can add tons of beauty and value to your project. And can add significant long-lasting and low maintenance satisfaction to your home, as well as comfort and security to the property.

It is essential to think of all the details, such as location, incline, and more suitable materials to guarantee the expected result for this structure. All this will optimize the mobility of the residents and highlight the layout of your home.

With this in mind, our experts at Picketts Paving in Madison, Baraboo, and La Crosse, Wisconsin have compiled some valuable information about your driveway project, including a list of materials that will make all the difference in your work.

Location of driveways

The driveway should be installed in the area with the least pedestrian movement. Also, take into consideration the flow of any service lanes so that your driveway does not hinder people’s movement, or in some cases, the animals. Your driveway should have viewing clearance around it and if possible, along the whole street for your safety and the safety of others to help eliminate the opportunity for mishaps.

Also, evaluate the location where you will enter the garage. The goal is to prevent it from being positioned where there are trees or huge rocks, for example. As the removal of these obstacles may represent an increase in the total cost of your project.

These standards are essential to promote mobility between your real estate and other unforeseen circumstances that could arise, such as public utility equipment or additional services.

Study of soil characteristics

Some types of soil can require a form of soil enhancement. Our experts can save your project. We can help you with your driveway or your new custom driveway to ensure the longevity of your asphalt to make it more resilient.

Some precautions may need to be taken, such as: if it is clay, sand, or gravel, there may be a couple of steps to create the proper underlying firmness. In many cases adding clay may be the simple answer to resolve soil issues.

Ideal Angle

Many people believe that choosing the ideal angle or level is the number one factor when it comes down to the aesthetics of a driveway or the parking lot of a building, but this is not all there is to it. In addition to creating a beautiful and comfortable look for your home, quality materials, bring more durability and resistance to the structures and support an even higher financial value to your property. In garages, oil leaks, soot, and rubber stains are widespread. Therefore, another essential factor is going to be the practicality of keeping the surface clean. Currently, the industry has been using modern technologies throughout the manufacturing process to produce better and more stain-resistant surfaces. At Pickett’s Paving, we use the most up to standard green products and practices to keep clean.

Quality and sustainability

To ensure the success of your endeavor, it pays to look for professional paving companies that have references and offer the best and most modern techniques and equipment in the community like Picketts Paving. In addition to experience and competence, also check to see if the company is bonded and insured. This is a requirement that should not be overlooked when it comes down to your peace of mind, and your home.

Choose contractors who care about the environment at every stage of the production process and include their suppliers and employees in the environmental cause, and work ethically and with integrity. Well, now you know the step by step of building your new or covering an existing driveway. Remember, hire reliable and trained professionals for the best outcome and execution of this and other services.