The History of Driveways

Driveways have come a long way from what they were. They’ve reflected changes in transportation, architecture, and urban planning. Here are some of the major turning points throughout the history of driveways:

  • Gravel and dirt driveways: The first driveways were usually made of gravel and dirt. They were practical for the time being. 
  • Paved driveways: Paved driveways became popular in the 1920’s when cars were being invented and becoming more common. Concrete and asphalt were used to create smooth paved surfaces. 
  • Technological advancements: Up to today, driveways have had a lot of technological advancements such as heated driveways, smart driveways with embedded sensors, and so much more. 
  • Sustainability: Sustainability is becoming popular among many things such as driveways. Pavers are moving towards more sustainable practices such as using recycled asphalt and permeable pavers.