改进家居车道的基本提示,包括安装新的车道,着色和冲压混凝土,以及涂层和密封沥青车道的涂层。

是时候完全取代你的车道吗?虽然令人生畏,这是一个促进您家庭遏制吸引力的绝佳机会,并提高可访问性。

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Concrete driveway fans out from stylish garage doors toward home’s front door.英语

当然,甚至安装一个小车道是一个big project. It involves planning the driveway’s layout, choosing and buying the driveway materials, and doing the actual installation. The bigger the driveway, the more involved and expensive the project becomes.

How Much Will a Driveway Cost?

新车道的成本是多少?除非您从车道承包商获得出价,否则该问题几乎不可能回答。它完全取决于您选择的表面材料,车道的大小和条件,劳动力和材料成本在您所在地区,以及更多。获得至少三个出价,并确保所有承包商都以完全相同的尺寸和车道类型引用。

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Selecting Driveway Materials

混凝土板是您唯一的车道选择的日子已经一去不复返了。平淡,不感兴趣的混凝土平板,太容易破裂,让许多选项优雅地为房屋添加了风格和视觉兴趣。

您可以选择许多尺寸,颜色和形状concrete pavers and paving stones那种模仿鹅卵石或砖,各种颜色和纹理的染色和图案混凝土,沥青,石头,brick, and more.

Many driveways combine two or more materials to take advantage of the strengths of each, in both form and appearance. Combinations of materials can break-up a driveway’s broad expanses, adding considerable visual interest through a variety of texture, pattern, and shape.

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Varied shapes of colored concrete pavers provide a visually stunning surface that isn’t prone to cracking. These pavers are held in place by a mortared red brick edging.

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This wet flagstone driveway glistens at night, reflecting light from the home’s translucent garage doors.Clopay

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砖摊铺机为这款现代家居车道生产出典雅的简单而变化。© Don Vandervort, HomeTips

规划车道布局

车道可以前往房屋的前部,侧面或后部 - 或者到独立的车库。地方条例可能会限制您的车道的大小和放置,因此在继续计划之前与您的建筑和分区部门联系。

在规划车道的布局时,请考虑您的车库与房屋的其余部分有关,以及对车库的最佳访问。毕竟,这是车道的主要目的。

Also consider the driveway’s role. Should it become a major focal point? Or should it simply blend subtly and harmoniously into your landscaping plan? Will it just provide access for cars to the garage, or will it spread out and offer a paved surface for people to walk to the front door.

确保树木是几英尺远离你的车道,以避免通过车道的表面爆发成熟的根。让这些区域免于树肢或灌木丛,可以在汽车上划伤或滴水。

确保您的车道至少为10英尺宽,跨越较大的车辆的跨度,并记住弯曲的车道必须为汽车提供足够的空间。

Driveways can be straight, winding, circular, U-shaped, or teardrop shaped. They may be single-wide (10 to 12 feet wide), double-wide (20 to 24 feet), or a combination of the two. In most cases you’ll want to avoid a 15-foot wide driveway because that would be wider than necessary for one car but not wide enough for two cars.

Some driveways should include extra wide extra parking spaces or areas for easy turn-around. If you have a long driveway, you’ll definitely want it to have a turn-around (typically about 20 by 20 feet).

不要忘记宣传账户。大量的水可以沿着驱动道的扩展收集和流动。出于这个原因,转速和倾斜车道表面是钥匙。径流可能必须在排水系统中收集并从房屋带走。

You’ll also have to take into account access to services, such as septic tank or sewer pipes, water pipes, drainage, and the like.

如果任何类型的重型设备 - 如拖拉机 - 将用于建筑,那么在工作开始之前,您肯定需要了解天然气和水管和电气管道的位置。

小型停车道
Tucked off to the side, this small parking space of concrete pads and grass is minimally designed to be inconspicuous.© Don Vandervort, HomeTips