Choosing the right material for your driveway

18 September 2018

Having a well built, attractive driveway is one of the key ways to give your home an excellent kerb appeal and increase its value. Generally something we don’t give a lot of thought, getting your driveway right will change the overall appearance of your home a lot, especially since first impressions matter. From asphalt driveways to paved ones, here’s some information to help you choose the right material.


One of the most popular materials when it comes to driveways, concrete is very versatile, so it can generally suit any style of home. Concrete driveways have a very long lifespan and require very little maintenance, so they’re a great choice.


Asphalt driveways are also one of the most popular choices. They’re quite similar to concrete in terms of strength, but they are cheaper. While they do generally come in black, they can be modified and transformed into other colours and patterns by expert asphalt contractors, so it’s not difficult finding a colour that will suit the décor of your home.


The gravel material is the cheapest of the lot, but you get what you pay for. These driveways are very easy to install but are high maintenance if you want them to look tidy. If your driveway is on a slope, gravel is a bad option as it will tend to gather at the bottom and this can create quite a mess.


Paved driveways have become increasingly popular in recent times, and for good reason. You can create many unique patterns with pavers, so if you’d like your home to stand out, pavers can be a great choice. They can be quite expensive and timely to install, but the possibilities are essentially limitless, so they’re a great choice.

Exposed Aggregate

Exposed aggregate is a style where pebbles and stones are exposed on its surface, but the surface is smooth. Its quite popular due to its durability, natural look and low level of maintenance. Exposed aggregate can also come in many different styles and patterns, so can suit most styles of home.

At J&E Asphalt & Civil, we can handle any asphalting or civil project. For over 40 years we’ve been providing reliable solutions in the roadworks area. To find out more, give Sydney’s leading asphalt contractor a call today on 9627 1628!

Why Choose Us

When it comes to your choice of an asphalt company in New South Wales, there are a many options available. So what makes J & E Asphalt & Civil one of Sydney's leading asphalt contractors?
  • 40 Years Experience

    40 Years Experience

    Since our company was established in 1978, our team brings 40 years of on-the-job experience to your project. Our extensive history is testament to our quality, lasting work.
  • Highest Standards

    Highest Standards

    We hold ourselves to the highest standards. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work, and we challenge ourselves to exceed any required compliance to applicable best practices.
  • Customer Service

    Customer Service

    We aren’t happy until our customer is entirely happy. We understand that our job is to deliver the exact work that you desire, and we won’t rest until you’re completely satisfied.
  • Tools of the Trade

    Tools of the Trade

    No job is too big or too small. We have the right people and the tools to deliver a wide range of asphalt and civil services, from small residential to large commercial.