The 5 Most Important Questions To Ask Before Spending Time And Money On A Driveway Extension

You’ve been thinking about putting in a new driveway for your home. You might already have some questions running through your head, like: What size should I make it? How much will this cost? Will the neighbors be upset with me? Where can I get help with these decisions? We hope you’ll find answers to all of those questions and more by reading our blog post on the most important things to consider before getting started.

5 Most Important Questions To Ask Before Spending Time And Money On A Driveway Extension

  • The first question to ask yourself when considering a driveway extension project on your property, particularly if you’re adding onto space for parking not currently available at home or work, is what are the pros and cons involved? For example, concrete driveways can damage underlying surfaces in wet climates as it expands and contracts with temperature changes. While asphalt may cost more initially; because they don’t crack or chip like concrete does, once installed it will save money in future repair bills after years of use. For many homeowners these days , the pros and cons weigh heavily in favor of asphalt driveways. Paving is a more economical option that provides an attractive-looking driveway for your home.
  • Secondly, you should ask yourself what kind of parking needs do I have? How many cars will be parked on my property? What are my long term goals with this project – to simply create additional space now or eventually add rooms onto the house too? If you’re not sure how much parking space your family or company may need at some point down the road then it’s best to err on the side of caution. The most economical choice here would be just adding extra concrete as this will provide a sturdy base for any future parking needs.”
  • Thirdly, how much time and money am I willing to spend on this project? Is it worth the investment or should I take my resources elsewhere? While building an extension from your current driveway can be done in as little as one day. It may not be necessary if you only need additional space temporarily. Building a new drive-way (or even just extending) is going to cost more than simply adding extra concrete so ask yourself whether you’re looking at the short term – such as needing more room today – or maybe something that’ll last indefinitely.
  • How much does it cost to install a new driveway extension project? And how long does it take from start to finish? One other consideration should be whether or not your neighbors object (or are so strongly against) the idea of you adding on some space where their land begins next door that they demand you abandon the plan altogether before any major expenditures happen. This might seem extreme but even if this isn’t an issue, who can tell me what’s involved with putting in a driveway extension in the first place? For example, what’s the difference between extending a concrete driveway and an asphalt one?

The best way to decide which solution is right for you is by assessing what’s most important:

  • Cost: how much are you willing to spend on the project?
  • Time: when do you need it done and is there a timeline for completion?
  • Accessibility – is your driveway accessible or will someone have to go through yards, access roads, or other obstacles in order to reach the site where work needs to be completed?. If accessibility isn’t an option then building new may not be worth it.

There are some important questions to ask before you spend time and money on a driveway. From the materials used, to how long it’ll last, there are so many factors that can influence your decision. Have you considered what type of driveways would work best for your property? Contact our experts at Smart Driveway Solutions today!

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