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What type of driveway requires the most maintenance?

Cobblestone
2%
Brick or Concrete Pavers
5%
Concrete
9%
Asphalt
27%
Macadam (Tar & Chip)
1%
Stone
1%
Gravel
31%
Recycled gravel (or recycled asphalt product)
5%
There is no difference
13%
Not sure
2%
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Question: What type of driveway requires the most maintenance?
Top Answer (31% of 74 votes): Gravel.

Answer: Concrete
Explanation: Concrete cleaning benefits - safe, not slippery, improves curb appeal, protects concrete from mold growth, reduces concrete flaking
MorgantownConcrete.com
Answer: Asphalt
Explanation: Asphslt, utilizes binders to hold media together becomes sensitive to tenperature, weight of vehicles vehicles, water freeze and thaw cycle additionally requires receiving or putting a slurry coat on top of.
smartpeoplesolutions
Answer: Gravel
Explanation: Gravel driveways require the most maintenance.
Cronin Construction & Resource Management, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: There is no difference
Explanation: Everything requires maintenance depending on use and weather
Concrete Designs
Answer: There is no difference
Explanation: it all behaves the same long term
Wes Barca Rebuild Contractors
Answer: Asphalt
Explanation: It isnt as durable as concrete
Phoenix concrete services inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: Gravel
Explanation: Gravel needs continuous regrading.
QUALITY CONTRACTORS
Answer: Stone
Explanation: Most of the time the stone chips between the mortars.
SouthPac Construction
Answer: Gravel
Explanation: Most of the other materials will resist moving.
Anderson and Son
ProMatcher
Answer: Macadam (Tar & Chip)
Explanation: Heavy rain tends to wash away materials
Concrete services
Answer: Brick or Concrete Pavers
Explanation: Pavers tend to sag, separate and break. The tendency of weeds to go up through the seams is much greater than with some other methods.
Alliance Construction
Answer: Asphalt
Explanation: Asphalt will need to be properly maintained to insure long life. In example seal coated.
BellPro Construction LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: There is no difference
Explanation: Maintenance is directly tied to the installation. Any could me a maintenance problems of it wasn't installed correctly.
Alpha Omega Property Services, Inc.
Answer: Asphalt
Explanation: Asphalt driveway has to be re sealed annually. Also, heavy vehicles can not go on asphalt that without damaging it.
New Age Construction
Answer: Gravel
Explanation: Gravel driveway need constant leveling due to material shifting
DIRTCO CONSTRUCTION
ProMatcher
Answer: There is no difference
Explanation: All driveways are made to last a long time. Maintenance is dependent on extreme weather conditions and heavy movement over surface such as commercial trucks.
Concrete & Beauty Design
Answer: Asphalt
Explanation: All driveways will require maintenance in order to extend their lifespan. Depending on your location will dictate the best product for your installation. In my opinion asphalt will require the most maintenance. Crack repair and seal coating should be done annually or every other year.
Cornerstone Land Management
Answer: Cobblestone
Explanation: The cobblestone has less life then any other other option only if the foundation to it is not strong enough.
V & J General Construction NY Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: Asphalt
Explanation: Asphalt expands and shrinks along with hot and cold weather, so it forms cracks that need to be filled and seal coated to keep water from getting to the base.
Elite Paving Company
Answer: Gravel
Explanation: Gravel driveways requires the most maintenance, the gravel can shift and loosen. If left untreated, this can eventually lead to potholes, ruts, and other issues.
Rostro Concrete Construction
Answer: Gravel
Explanation: Unless the sub grade has been thoroughly compacted a gravel driveway will eventually develops potholes. This can be avoided by cutting the grade and proof rolling with a 25,000 vehicle. (Example, Dump Truck)
Don Smith Concrete LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Asphalt
Explanation: Asphalt is a veneer and is not structural, is less durable than concrete, softens in high heat and must be redone every few years. Concrete is a structural installation that is virtually maintenance free. Broom finish concrete may require degreasing from time to time. Stamped concrete is again a structural installation that lasts much longer than asphalt and only requires resealing every few years.
PGS Concrete Designs, LLC
Answer: Gravel
Explanation: Gravel is non affixed, therefore it moves
GMB LLC
Answer: Gravel
Explanation: The gravel drive will compact into the soil and erosion will require annual costs for repairs.
David Haynes Concrete Co
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Each material has its pros and cons depending on the application. I own a concrete construction company but yet have a partially graveled drive.
Indianapolis Concrete
Answer: Gravel
Explanation: Gravel driveways require the most maintenance because there is no bonding agent to the gravel or hardener to form a solid surface.
Capital City Construction
Answer: Concrete
Explanation: You need about 5 to 6 guys to help finish a concrete driveway with tool joints and it depends how many yards of concrete
Garcias Concrete Service LLC,
ProMatcher
Answer: Gravel
Explanation: Gravel driveways are the most affordable driveways in the front end, however they will most likely need maintenance multiple times per year. After every hard rain the gravel will need to be moved back into position and constant weeding will be required. If your driveway has any slope, you will need to order new gravel every year or two.
Adkrete Concrete Services
Answer: Gravel
Explanation: Gravel would be the most inefficient driveway to car for because weather has a lot of impAct on when and how you care for it.
4 Crete and scapes
Answer: Concrete
Explanation: overtime wear and tear,weather,traffic,salts,inproper care, concrete needs to be cleaned and resealed once every two years and maintained regularly
caydens concrete restoration inc
ProMatcher
Answer: Brick or Concrete Pavers
Explanation: Ones a year yo can do sealer.
Morales Project Corp.
Answer: There is no difference
Explanation: It all depends on the customer and and how well they want there driveway to perform and hold up
san antonio sealcoat
Answer: Recycled gravel (or recycled asphalt product)
Explanation: It's loose
Mega services Llc
ProMatcher
Answer: Asphalt
Explanation: It just tears apart easily.
Salinas Lawn Services
Answer: There is no difference
Explanation: Any surface need care and maintenance but the most are recycle gravel or asphalt
Flores Concrete Works
Answer: Asphalt
Explanation: asphalt bends, cracks, peels, requires seal-coating, etc
MidAtlantic Concrete & Stone, Ltd
ProMatcher
Answer: Gravel
Explanation: A gravel driveway needs constant upkeep. Especially after a rain storm or bad weather. The gravel will need to be replaced regularly because it migrates into the soil. A concrete driveway is the best of economical solutions.
Quality Contractors
Answer: Asphalt
Explanation: ASPHALT NEEDS TO BE MAINTAINED (SEALED) FOR IT'S DURABLITY, APPEARANCE AND LONGEVITY
Whitman's Asphalt Inc.
Answer: Gravel
Explanation: Over time pot holes could occur.
Keisler Contractors LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Asphalt
Explanation: The most maintenance is the asphalt. You have to seal it every year
Backyard Renovations
Answer: Asphalt
Explanation: Asphalt is very affordable, but it will need to sealed periodically.
MJ Services
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