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The Importance of a Well-Planned Driveway

HMA Contracting - Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Driveways are often taken for granted and are sometimes an afterthought, but a well-planned driveway has proved to be very important for homeowners and business owners alike. To have a driveway that will withstand daily use and has the capability to last for many years, a lot of time and thought needs to go into the planning process. 


Tips For A Well-Planned Driveway
 
Size and Orientation – The driveway should be wide enough for at least one vehicle to park while giving you the ability to walk around without having to walk on the lawn. If you’re looking to have vehicles park next to each other, the driveway will need to be wide enough for accommodate not only the vehicles, but, doors opening and people walking between them. If a longer driveway is ideal for you, make sure there is enough area for vehicles to be able to turn around at the top so backing down the length of the driveway is avoided. 


Building Codes – While you may have an idea of what you’d like, your local building codes may require changes in the plans. Working with a team of experienced professionals from HMA Contracting Corp. ensures that regulations are met while you get the driveway you need. The last thing your home or business needs to encounter is a violation due to the driveway.


Drainage – A well-planned driveway will include a thorough thought and plan for drainage. A nightmare for any home or business is standing water in the driveway – or worse – water that drains towards the building! Even driveways that appear flat have a slight grade that allows for drainage. 


Work With A Professional – While constructing a driveway or laying pavestones may seem like an easy job, it is actually time consuming, back-breaking work if you are not a trained professional! The professionals of HMA Contracting Corp. will work with you from the design phase until the project is complete. Allow us to do the work for you so that you are free to focus on other projects.


With all of this in mind, it’s clear that a well-planned driveway is essential and HMA Contracting Corp. is the clear choice for your project! Contact our team today to get your project started!