When guests come to your Bergen County home, one of the first things they notice is your driveway. A beautiful and well-designed driveway works with your landscaped garden and your home to establish a harmonious feel and give a striking first impression. In addition to constructing an attractive driveway, it needs to be both practical and long-lasting.
Driveways, unlike public roads, can be decorative because of their light traffic. When building your driveway in northern New Jersey, there are plenty of materials to pick from, from Belgium block to cobblestone to decorative brick to granite, the options are endless. The determining factor is usually the cost of installing it versus the budget you have in mind. To know how much you are willing to spend, you should contact your local Bergen County driveway contractor.
Building a Driveway: What to Consider
Here are factors to consider before you can pick which type of material you want to use for your Bergen County driveway.
- Function – A driveway is multi-functional. It’s used to keep cars, a space for garage sales, parties, basketball practice, car washing and repair and many other ways. Keep in mind how you would best want to use the driveway when picking the design, material and layout.
- Layout – When designing the layout, come up with a design that will allow for vehicles to leave the driveway without immediately reversing into or entering a street that has high traffic. This will save you time during your morning commute and help lower the risk of accidents.
- Local laws and Regulations – Consider what your local northern NJ zoning codes allow for driveways. Local zoning codes in Bergen and Passaic County are set up for safety and uniformity purposes of the neighborhood houses. Some municipalities for instance, insist that driveways must be built using water permeable materials only, while others only allow certain types of driveway layouts.
- Construction Materials – Constructing a driveway is as exciting as decorating your home, but before you start digging up the trenches for that brick driveway, there are a few things to think about. The driveway material you decide on, will determine its sturdiness and aesthetic appeal, therefore consider all options and types of materials carefully before making that move. Consider the design of your home, which should generally share a similar theme as the driveway. Also consider your budget and the style that you gravitate towards.
One you’ve settled on which driveway would best suit your home, contact a Bergen County driveway contractor.
If you live in the northern New Jersey area, contact the award-winning and renowned landscape designers of Borst Landscape & Design. With more than 20 years of experience in and around Bergen County, we are committed to creating beautiful and practical gardens and driveways for our clients.
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