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3 Best Design Tips for Driveway Construction October 10, 2018

Anchorage, Anchorage County
3 Best Design Tips for Driveway Construction, Anchorage, Alaska

Driveways are more than just a parking space for your vehicles; they can improve curb appeal and increase the value of your property. Before you hire a contractor for driveway construction, you should give some thought to the design. Below are some tips that will help you design a structure that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Tips to Follow When Designing a Driveway

1. Add Extra Space & Length

driveway constructionIf you have two or more cars among your family members, it’s best to design your driveway to be extra wide. This will also make it easy to move vehicles in and out when you have company over. Another way to stretch your space is by extending the length of your driveway from the side of your home down to the curb. 

2. Incorporate Lights

Install lights along your driveway to create a visible route for drivers when pulling vehicles in at night. In addition to being functional, decorative lights enhance the curb appeal of your property and protect your home from unwanted visitors.

3. Consider the Material

You have a number of options to choose from when it comes to the material of your driveway. Concrete is the most durable. However, it also has the highest price tag. Asphalt is stylish and will remain crack-free with multiple sealants. Gravel improves curb appeal and is easy to maintain, but be sure to drive slowly when pulling in and out of your driveway to avoid dust from clinging to your car’s exterior.


Whether you wish to schedule asphalt or concrete driveway construction, turn to GMG General for expert installation. For almost 30 years, licensed contractors have provided commercial and residential customers in Anchorage, AK, with high-quality paving and landscaping services. From excavation to snow removal and driveway construction, you can count on their team to produce exceptional results. Request your free estimate today by calling (907) 349-7854 or visit their website to see samples of their past work.

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