13 Driveway Surface Options

Try one of these ideas for refreshing your driveway's foundation or enhancing a new entryway.

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Modern Award-Winner

For this bold contemporary driveway in Sarasota, Fla., panels of permeable paving extend the architecture and horizontal grid of the home while allowing water to percolate instead of running off site. The landscaping project by DWY Landscape Architects was a 2014 Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.

Old World Style

A pea gravel driveway leads to the three-car garage and entryway of a custom European-style home in Atlanta.

Attractive Accents

There's a chiseled effect to the finish of these Belgard pavers, with a darker color used for the square patterns in the middle of the driveway.

Relaxed Yet Stately

A brick herringbone design and gravel are both used for the driveway of a chateau-style property designed by Atlanta architect Linda MacArthur.

Knoll-like Look

Pavers with a hand-cobbled appearance begin and border a grassy driveway, creating an unexpected entry to a home. The pavers and stones are Belgard products.

Stamped with Style

A stamped pattern adds texture to an entryway. The landscaping was provided by Carex Design Group in Knoxville, Tenn.

Patterned Pavers

A Kansas driveway by Next to Nature uses Belgard's Mega Lafitt pavers for a natural look, in a blended beige color palette.

Brick Foundation

A brick paver driveway and details such as a diagonal design can amplify the appearance of a driveway. This driveway uses Oldcastle Hardscapes products.

Inspired by Cobblestone

For paver driveways, using products like Belgard's Mega Old World Paver system offers a cobblestone look that fits with homes in an Old World design.

Rustic Welcome

Permeable pavement was used at the driveway and entrance court of this Idaho home to collect stormwater/snow melt runoff and allow infiltration, says Eric Venclik with Arentz Landscape Architects. The home is anchored to the site through the use of ledge stairs and rock outcroppings. Large flanking boulders create pockets for colorful plantings during the short growing season.

Tropical Driveway

A circular driveway with a porte-cochère in Hawaii uses a stamped concrete technique and is surrounded by stacked stone walls made of Kapalua Blue Rock.

Stamped Surroundings

The borders of a driveway in Hawaii have a stamped concrete finish. The pillars on the five-car garage use Kapalua Blue Rock.

Fancy Digs

The stamped concrete driveway of a Maui home leads into a five-car garage with cement floors that also serves as a home gym.

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