In most cases, a homeowner's driveway runs straight from his garage to the street, and the contractor/homebuilder provides the driveway. But, in other cases, a homeowner is responsible for the driveway, and while he may have the perfect material in mind for his driveway in terms of aesthetics, he needs to plan and keep practical considerations in mind. A homeowner needs to make sure the materials meet his needs and his abilities to deal with them.
The homeowner should first consider the activities he has in mind for the driveway.
He should choose the type of material for the driveway, keeping in mind the size of the driveway and the overall curb appeal of the home or building. The reason concrete drives are so common is that a concrete finisher can prep, pour, and finish a drive rather easily.
If the driveway is long, however, asphalt is common and the most costeffective.