When it comes to defining environmentally friendly driveways, you should consider many factors but most important ones are use, exposure, aestetics and location of the site. There are some tenets that either individually or collectively defines any driveway, green. These are: Permeability, Material and Heat Island Effect. Now the permeable driveway can be made in different ways, these include grid-pavers, crushed stone, and permeable concrete and crushed seashells. The heat in the cities are far more than the surrounding country sides because of all the buildings in the cities, so the paved areas surrounding the buildings play a large part in the temperature difference. Paved areas absorb the heat that is why green driveways should be taken into consideration to combat the heat effect. Light shades of materials for pavement should be considered and trees should be planted to control the heat. After looking into permeability and heat island effect, materials should be taken into account. There are different kinds of materials used for making the driveways but the most popular and common on are; Asphalt, including permeable asphalt Concrete, including concrete pavers Plastic Grid-Pavers   By comparing concrete, asphalt vs plastic grids, you will have the option to choose the one best suited to you. Asphalt: For the roads and driveways, the most common material used is Asphalt. As its color is black it is also called blacktop. The leftover material of gasoline, kerosene and diesel is used to fuse together the sand and stone. It is cheaper than the concrete and doesn’t show stains because of its color. There are also some downsides to it. It has to be maintained after few years and its lifespan is somewhat short. It has rough edges […]