Asphalt may not be as versatile for custom driveway styles and designs when compared to other materials, however, the fast laying and cost-effectiveness of asphalt for a large driveway in Perth is unmatched.
That’s not to say asphalt has no room for customisation. As you’ll soon see, custom asphalt driveways might include some awesome design features that will have your long driveway looking modern and stylish in no time!
Choose your colour
Asphalt is often used for carparks and roads around Perth, and the obvious colour choice for these is black.
For your custom driveway however, there are a couple of other great colour options to ensure your driveway style stands out to visitors.
The red oxide and dark brown asphalt are more ‘earthy’ tones, and in time, will blend in nicely with the natural landscape, making them great for semi-rural driveways. Additionally, these colours absorb less heat than the traditional black surface.
Below are two neighbouring custom driveway projects completed by NK Asphalt in Parkerville.
For more information on coloured driveways, see this recent article.
Kerbing is a popular custom driveway feature for our customers in and around Perth. These kerbs usually come in shades of white and grey and will look stunning alongside your selected driveway style. The kerbing works well to outline the edge of the custom driveway and is useful to incorporate a unique feature such as a garden bed. You can see an example of this below, from a project in Baldivis.
A custom driveway with asphalt edging or kerbing also enhances safety as the edge of the driveway is easier to see and reduces the risk of someone driving off in the dark. Additionally, kerbs provide a small barrier to guide excess water into drains, saving the areas around the driveway from overflooding.
As mentioned previously, a drainage system is required for most long custom driveways in Perth to ensure the asphalt doesn’t create puddles on the surface. Usually, a drain would be placed in the side of the custom driveway, along the kerb. Alternatively, a grill can be installed centrally, it all depends on the slope of the driveway, and any existing drainage setups.
NK Asphalt are experts in installing soakwells below their custom driveways too, ensuring the water drained will eventually join the underground water table, rather than flooding the surrounding areas.
Custom asphalt driveways are the solution to a winding driveway style thanks to asphalts flexibility and manoeuvrability. If your long driveway faces natural impediments like trees, or goes up a steep hill, a custom asphalt driveway can find a comfortable route around.
If your Perth property requires a number of access points to a shed or separate garage, you may like to incorporate these into one custom driveway style. This will provide a smooth and direct transition from the road to the parking spot and anywhere else on the property.
See this property below with a beautiful custom driveway style which provides direct access to the front door and garage on the side.
Custom commercial driveway
A custom asphalt driveway is great for Perth commercial properties too, as they require all the same features as residential. These driveways usually have a thicker and taller kerb so any trucks using the custom driveway will notice if they’ve reached the edge.
Furthermore, commercial asphalt driveways often feature directional arrows and crosswalks to guide visitors on their way to park.
Custom driveways in Perth
NK Asphalt are leading specialists in custom driveway styles and have been since 1989. Our team is highly experienced in all of the aforementioned asphalt features, with expertise in semi-rural and large suburban driveways.