How A New Driveway Can Add Value To Your Home
Whether you live in a quaint village or a bustling city, you can add thousands of pounds to your home’s value by installing a new driveway. The aesthetic appeal and the practicality of it could increase the value of your property by as much as 10%.
Thanks to SureSet resin bound paving, home driveways are easier to install and maintain than ever before. Let’s take a closer look.
The Appeal Of Parking
If you live in a town or city in the UK, you probably don’t need to be told that parking, or the lack thereof, is a problem with no end in sight. Finding safe, adequate parking can be difficult and expensive.
This is why more than 80% of prospective house-buyers surveyed in the UK said they would not consider purchasing a home that does not have a driveway, garage, or carport. Considering the recent asking price for single-bay parking space behind Hyde Park Gardens, London, was £350,000, and five single-car parking spaces in a Cornish village sold for £50,000 each, you can understand the reluctance to purchase properties without home driveways!
Increasing Kerb Appeal
Improving the kerb appeal is a great way to add value to your home. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, ‘kerb appeal’ is how attractive your property appears when seen from the street. A well-maintained driveway is an easy and effective way to add to your home attractiveness and appeal.
Maintenance is key, because no matter how beautiful your house is on the outside, a cracked, dirty home driveway featuring a miniature forest of weeds is what visitors and prospective buyers will remember. A clean paved driveway, on the other hand, makes a fantastic impression on visitors before they’ve even walked through the front door.
Driveway Ideas For Your Home
Whether you’re considering a new installation or a replacement, your driveway ideas for your home should include the careful choice of material. Most people would prefer to spend as little time and money as possible on maintenance, so you would want something that is durable and easy to keep clean.
Traditional gravel driveways have a countryside look and feel, but they also require a backbreaking amount of maintenance, as weeds seem to love them. Asphalt and concrete also are options, although they are better suited to commercial properties.
SureSet’s permeable resin-bound paving, on the other hand, is attractive, easy to maintain, and available in an array of styles and colours. What’s more, because SureSet is permeable, you do not require planning permission.
Home Driveways With SureSet
When SureSet resin-bound paving is used for a home driveway, natural aggregate comprised of tiny pieces of stone is mixed with resin. The resin-coated aggregate is then laid on a base that is between 12mm and 18mm deep. The base can be new, such as SureSet’s SureCell, or it can be an existing concrete or asphalt driveway.
The permeability of the product means that rainwater does not form puddles, which decreases the risk of ice forming. It also makes it more difficult for moss and algae to grow on the surface. As for maintenance, all a SureSet driveway needs is regular sweeping and then a wash with a pressure hose every few months.
As SureSet is available in a variety of colours and textures, your driveway ideas can include artistic elements. Depending on how creative you’re feeling, you can design a home driveway that is the envy of your neighbours. In addition to natural aggregate, you can choose from other paving options such as a mix of aggregate and recycled rubber, recycled glass, crushed or rounded marble and crushed shells.
If you have your driveway installed by one of SureSet’s approved installers or global partners, you do not need to worry about loose pieces of stone, and you have the assurance of our 21-year guarantee. The guarantee protects you against cracking, UV degradation, colour change, cracking, and more.
With SureSet, adding value to your home does not need to be a costly, time-consuming chore. Certainly not when a new driveway can work wonders.