Carport: How to design the driveway

Anyone who places a carport next to the house must also think about the design of the driveway. There are different possibilities for this. What is offered, and what advantages and disadvantages have the different types of fastening, read here.

Technical requirements auf The driveway should definitely be sufficiently stable and stable enough to carry even a heavier vehicle without problems. When designing the substructure, consideration must always be given to the so-called traffic loads and planned accordingly.

In addition, there are a few other criteria that always play a role when entering the country:

how prone to weeding is

  • how easy it is to clean
  • whether it is necessary to ditch the driveway (increases the effort involved in producing it considerably)
  • how much effort is required to moor it the driveway is
  • what costs are caused by the driveway
  • Design options

There are numerous options for designing the driveway, each with its own advantages and disadvantages:

gravel, gravel, gravel

  • grass tiles
  • pavement
  • natural stone slabs
  • asphalt
  • concrete
  • Gravel, grit and gravel

A grooved driveway is the cheapest option in terms of cost. Depending on the gravel used, however, the costs can also be significantly increased from case to case. Weeds can be prevented by weed mats, no drainage is required, and the construction cost is low. A gekieste driveway can also create easily yourself.

The only drawback Snow clearing and removing leaves are difficult at such entrances.

They are also very cheap and easy to set up. The look looks more natural through the greenery - which is often a good alternative for the carport, which can then be covered with lawn tile stones in the interior.

The prices for the stones start at around 7 EUR per m², plus only the costs for the substructure. Disadvantage here: removing snow and removing leaves are time-consuming and difficult.

Paved driveways

Filling the driveway with different types of paving stones is a very good and above all visually very high quality option. The costs are, however, already much higher. Depending on the stones chosen, they can vary greatly (stones can cost between 10 and 120 EUR per m²).

The cleaning of snow and leaves is much easier here, but laying is much more difficult. Anyone who is clever enough can still pave themselves, but more complicated laying patterns or high-quality bricks require the expert.

Natural stone slabs

They can be laid either on gravel or mortar bed. The prices are often much higher than the pavement, also the installation is much more complex and requires some skill and expertise. They are also easy to clean from snow and foliage.

Asphalt and concrete

Asphalting is very expensive and involves a lot of effort, and a specialist company is absolutely essential. Concrete, on the other hand, is a very cheap variant, which is hardly more expensive than the gekieste variant. Both when asphalting the driveway and when concreting it is possible to resort to colored materials - it does not always have to be black or gray.

Tips & TricksSeparate Drainage channels must be placed in any case, if a covering is not permeable to water. This is the case with natural stone slabs on a mortar bed or asphalt.

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