Growing up in a house full of girls, I unofficially took on the role as my father's only son. So when the time came to fix a leaky sink or change the oil in the family car, it was me that stood by my father's side. Thanks to him and everything he taught me, I am now able to take care of myself and my children in a way that not everyone can. I have tried over the years to engage my own daughter in the same way my father engaged me, but she's currently more interested in playing with dolls than fixing potholes. After my father passed away last year, I vowed to find a way to pass on everything he taught me, this blog is my way of keeping that promise. I truly hope that you learn as much as I have over the years.
Opting for an asphalt paved driveway is an excellent way to upgrade the value and function of your property, and there are so many different designs you could go with. Wraparound driveways, or driveways that go completely around the house, are a popular implement on higher-end properties. If you are wondering whether or not a wraparound driveway is a positive investment for your property, it is a good idea to consider the pros and cons. Here are a few to consider.
Pro: A wraparound driveway will yield parking at all entry and exit points.
If the people in your home and those who visit you do not just use one door as the main entry and exit point, a wraparound driveway can be a really convenient thing. You can pretty much park at any entryway you like, so no one will ever have to walk far to get to their vehicle. This is an especially good feature to have if you have multiple drivers in the household and a rather large house.
Con: Installing a wraparound driveway is naturally going to be more expensive.
When you pay for the installation of asphalt paving, you will be paying per square foot for the materials used. Therefore, the longer and wider the driveway is, the more expensive the installation is naturally going to be. For the homeowners who really do want this feature added to their property, however, the circular driveway is a very nice thing to have and a logical investment.
Pro: Drivers can safely get out of your driveway.
One big advantage of having a driveway that goes completely around your house is no one will ever really have to back out of the driveway just to get back out onto the road. Instead, drivers can simply pull their vehicle around the circle and back out on the road.
Con: Your wraparound driveway may interfere with your outdoor living space.
A large backyard where you set up all those outdoor living items and children's entertainment fixtures is nice, so you will have to consider if you like the idea of a driveway running through this space. The longer driveway all the way around the house will naturally eat into some of your outdoor living space. If you have a larger backyard, this may not matter, but some people do not like the idea of a driveway hanging out in their backyard.