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Driveways & Walkways

Adding Value

A new driveway presents a new oppurtunity to add value to your property.  Whether you need to simply replace your existing drive and walks, of you'd like to add a decorative and unique design to boost curb appeal, PHI3 Construction provides the best solution for your project

A Home Driveway

A home driveway is a private road leading from the street to a house or garage. They can be made of various materials such as asphalt, concrete, gravel, or pavers. Driveways provide a convenient and accessible parking space for cars, making it easier for homeowners to park their vehicles safely and securely. Additionally, driveways can also enhance the aesthetic appeal of a home and add value to the property.

Driveway Styles to Choose from

There are several styles of home driveways, including:

Concrete Driveways

A popular choice due to its durability, longevity and low maintenance requirements.

Concrete is one of the most common pavement materials in the Chicagoland area. The slabs are strong, durable, and nearly maintenance free.  Despite being one of the most affordable options, the strength and longevity of concrete make it a good value.

Gravel Driveways

A natural-looking and low-cost option that requires regular maintenance to keep it free of weeds and maintain its shape.

Pavers Driveways

Paver driveways have an initial upfront cost that is higher than concrete and asphalt, however the added value to your property more than makes up for the added expense.  When we consider the nealry endless design options of colors and patterns, and the added durability of pavers which are less prone to cracking then concrete, pavers are definitely a step above concrete.

Stamped Concrete Driveways

Stamped concrete driveways is an option to take a look at when improving the hard surfaces on your property.  The additional curb appeal added to your home will maximize the return on your investment. Patterns are available that resemble brick, slate, flagstone, tile and even wood.

Exposed Aggregate Driveways

A type of concrete driveway where the surface is finished with decorative stones, pebbles or glass, which are revealed after the concrete has been acid-etched or sandblasted.

Brick Driveways

Bricks have been used for millenia in building of walls, and paved surfaces such as driveways, walking paths, and patios.  Installed properly, over a good base material, bricks easily handle the duties of a driveway with proper maintenance and care.  The elegance of brick is undeniable in the beauty added to your home.

Permeable Paving

Pervious pavers install like standard pavers but do offer an advantage.  Pervious pavers allow rainwater to percolate through the surface of your drive or patio, rather than running around the individual pavers. This aids in flood control if you have a problem area in your property that seems to retain water, as your paved areas will not immediately add to the water runoff into your flood areas of your yard.

How Much Does a New Drvieway Cost?

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Larger driveways will cost more than smaller ones.


The cost of materials varies, with asphalt and concrete being more affordable, while pavers and stamped concrete being more expensive.


The cost of installation and labor will also impact the overall cost of a new driveway.


Factors such as the slope of the land, existing landscaping, or the need for retaining walls can add to the complexity of the job, and therefore increase the cost.


The cost of a new driveway can vary by region, with prices being higher in areas with a high cost of living.

The cost of a new driveway depends on several factors, including:

A rough estimate for a standard concrete driveway can be anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000. Asphalt driveways are usually less expensive and can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $7,000. Pavers or stamped concrete driveways can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $25,000 or more. It is best to get quotes from one of our contractors to get an accurate idea of the cost for your specific project.


The driveway is often ignored when considering the curb appeal of a home.  Making improvements to the driveway and walkways around your home will certainly improve your home's aesthetic, while improving its value at the same time.

With different options of methods and materials used, PHI 3 can custom craft your new walk or drive to complement your home's looks while providing less intensive upkeep.