Team Elmer's

Driveways

A creative, practical driveway is a unique way to add value and décor to your home. Whether you’re updating your existing driveway or taking on new construction, you have more options today than ever.

Asphalt paved driveways are a common and cost-effective choice. They are durable, flexible and strong, making them ideal for colder climates like northern Michigan where freeze/thaw cycles occur on a frequent basis. Asphalt tends to be the most cost effective impervious surface available. Depending on your existing subgrade, driveway foundation, and economy of scale, asphalt pavement installation ranges in the $2.00 to $4.00 per square foot cost.

Concrete is another very popular option for driveways, and one that allows for endless creativity. Whereas asphalt driveways are limited to a black hue with an oxidation process that weathers the color density over time (although some can apply color similar to an asphalt tennis court application which can be cost prohibitive), concrete driveways can be customized to almost any color and texture pattern you prefer. Or really step it up with polished concrete highlighted with colored stone. Cost ranges from $3.00 to $5.00 per square foot for a 4” standard concrete drive in a 4000 psi exterior concrete mix to $7.00 up to $20.00 per square foot and beyond for specialty color and texture processes. Again, depending on your existing sub-soil, driveway foundation, and economy of scale.

Traditional asphalt paved driveways and concrete provide consistent performance throughout the seasons. However, incorporating geothermal technology gives these headlining materials an extra kick. In addition to easier snow removal, this also works well for outdoor hot tub or pool areas, making your walk from house to the hot tub feel a lot shorter in our cold winter months.  

Among the more understated and elegant options, gravel or stone pebble driveways are also durable and the most cost-effective, although snow removal may cause some challenges with the loose stone. Stone driveways range in cost from $1.00 to $3.00 per square foot depending on existing conditions.

Investing in brick pavers can make your home a true showpiece. These driveways are classy, low-maintenance and add both beauty and value to your home for about $10.00 to $20.00 per square foot--and more depending on the type of brick chosen and the intricacy of the pattern.

What are some of the best options for those looking to keep their footprint minimal? Pervious concrete offers a double win for you and the environment. Gone are the days of sandstorm runoff and puddling on your property after a rainstorm. The composition of this concrete acts as a filter for water, while maintaining a solid surface.

From practical to the sublime, your new driveway starts with Team Elmer's.

 

Award-Winning Asphalt

Team Elmer's is a recipient of a National Asphalt Association Diamond Achievement award for environmental quality and community contributions – Traverse City Asphalt, a Michigan Asphalt Paving Association Environmental Award – Traverse City Plant and Michigan Asphalt Paving Association – Awards of Excellence.



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