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5 Important Things To Consider When Paving Your Driveway

One should always ensure proper care and maintenance of your private or commercial paving. The paving serves a very important purpose in your home or commercial building. Driveways are the path that you use to guide your vehicle out of the garage or parking lot. Asphalt has, in the past, been the most popular material for paving driveways because it’s cheaper, easier, and faster to use. On the other hand, concrete driveways last longer and they require less maintenance than asphalt driveways. Like all other pavements and roadways, driveways tend to wear out over time. This necessitates repairs to ensure that the driveway remains functional. Driveway paving can be done when you are constructing a new driveway. You can also repave your driveway as a maintenance procedure.
When you decide to pave your driveway, you should always consider the following factors.


Before launching any paving project, consider the cost. When it comes to driveway paving, the cost should be a very huge factor. When choosing the material for paving your driveway, consider the cost. Some materials are cheaper than others, depending on your locality.  You should never compromise on the quality, durability, or beauty of your driveway due to the cost. You should also never go for inexperienced or incompetent paving contractors just because they charge you less. You have to balance all these factors while looking for cost savings. High-quality road construction services will cost you more but you will never regret it.


You should also consider the care and maintenance of your driveway before paving it. Overall, concrete pavers are a top choice and usually make the most sense. When choosing a paving material, discuss these aspects with your paving contractor and make sure you understand what it takes to keep your driveway looking its best.


One of the main reasons why we pave our driveways is to enhance aesthetic appeal. A paved driveway is very beautiful, and it enhances the overall beauty of your home or commercial building. After all, your driveway will be the first and last impression anyone ever gets of your home!

Weather Conditions

Another important consideration when paving your driveway is the weather conditions in your locality. If you live in an area with extreme weather conditions, then you need to choose a versatile material for paving your driveway. This is a material which will expand and contract without getting damaged as the weather changes.

Permeable requirements?

Sometimes a paved area is required to be permeable to enable infiltration of stormwater runoff. C.E.L. Paving Products has a number of permeable driveway solutions. Read more about permeable paving.

Steepness of driveway

An important factor when choosing the correct concrete pavers to use for your driveway is the gradient. Very steep driveways will require pavers with more traction. For these, we recommend pavers from our fine exposed aggregate range. or from our coarse exposed aggregate range.


Our wet cast kerbs are a great functional choice to act as edge restraints to your driveway. Read more on our range of kerbs more info.


And last, but not least, always choose a durable material for paving your driveway. Choose a material that will last for long to ensure that your driveway remains in good condition for a very long time. At C.E.L. Paving Products, we pride ourselves on producing the most durable concrete paving products in the market. Please have a look at our product range for driveways.

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If you are looking for a quote, please be specific about the product and estimated sqm, or use the 'Get a quote' function on the specific product page, where you can view colours and sizes too. We are also happy to assist you.