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Resin-Bound Driveways

Resin-bound driveways are incredibly hard-wearing, so they make for a great low-maintenance choice. All that is needed to keep them looking their best is the occasional sweeping and jet washing to remove dirt and debris. The resin material used for this type of driveway has great resistance to all kinds of weeds, moss, and algae growth. Also, when installed correctly and with the appropriate SUDS-compliant base and sub-base, this driveway material offers great drainage, so you won’t have to worry about flooding, stagnant water or puddles.


Gravel has many benefits, but also at the same time a lot of cons. Although not generally considered to be low maintenance, gravel can require much less maintenance if it is installed and laid correctly. Because gravel is permeable, water can easily penetrate through the earth. Weed can be an issue with gravel driveways. However, this can be prevented if a high-quality weed membrane is used before the gravel is laid. Gravel mats and borders should also be used to prevent gravel migration (and keep the stones in place).

In terms of maintenance, natural rainfall is all that is needed to keep your gravel driveway clean. If weeds do sprout, you can easily pull them out by hand. Gravel repairs are also inexpensive, so if you start to notice that your driveway is looking tired or developing bald spots, you can just order new bags of gravel to refresh its surface.

Imprinted Concrete Driveways

Another incredibly low-maintenance driveway option is a pattern-imprinted concrete driveway. Unlike traditional concrete, this type of driveway is laid as a single slab which means that weeds are only likely to appear at the control joints of the slab. Fewer weeds mean less need for spraying.

Imprinted concrete, when sealed properly, only requires occasional sweeping with a stiff brush and pressure washing a few times a year.


In terms of aesthetics, tarmac driveways may not be your first choice. However, if durability and ease of maintenance are what you are looking for, then tarmac is the best choice for you. Tarmac driveways are very easy to clean, and they have the ability to withstand extreme temperature changes. If anything does go wrong with the tarmac, a simple replacement of stones may be all that is needed. This type of driveway is pretty undemanding, relatively economical to install, and robust. You will want to ensure that when choosing this type of driveway, you will need to hire expert tarmac surfacing services.

Block Paving

Apart from being very flexible and aesthetically appealing, a properly installed and sealed block paving driveway can last for several years with very minimal maintenance. Repairs for this type of driveway are also quite easy and inexpensive. Weeds may sprout up occasionally, but you can easily pull them out.


Every type of driveway requires maintenance. However, some driveways require more work than others. If a low-maintenance driveway is what you are looking for, then gravel, resin-bound, imprinted concrete, tarmac, and block pavings are some of the best options available.

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