Transform Your MN Property with a Stunning Custom Driveway
A driveway creates a first impression and serves as a major focal point of your home’s exterior. Warner’s Outdoor Solutions has been designing and installing beautiful custom driveways for homeowners in Minneapolis and the Twin Cities since the 1990s. Our expert team will collaborate with you to create the driveway of your dreams, whether you prefer concrete, pavers, or asphalt.
Benefits of a Custom Driveway
Your driveway is more than just a route to your garage. It can enhance your property’s aesthetics, functionality, and value when thoughtfully designed.
- Aesthetic Appeal – The right driveway complements your home’s architecture and landscaping, providing an eye-catching element. We can match your tastes with stamped concrete, pavers, borders, curves, and more for visual interest.
- Increased Home Value – An attractive, high-quality driveway indicates pride of ownership and can boost your property value. Our skilled workmanship creates driveways that appeal to buyers.
- Durability – With proper installation, materials like concrete and pavers withstand heavy use, extreme temperatures, and moisture. We use industry-leading techniques to construct sturdy, long-lasting driveways.
- Low Maintenance – Our material selections minimize upkeep. Concrete driveways are seamless, limiting cracks and weeds. Pavers require occasional power washing. Asphalt needs resealing every few years.
- Safety and Accessibility – Thoughtful design eliminates hazards like steep slopes. Gradual inclines, high-traction surfaces, and snow-melting systems provide safe passage in any weather.
Our expertise with all standard driveway materials allows us to guide you to the right choice for your home, lifestyle, and budget.
- Concrete / cement driveways – The gold standard, concrete offers endless design options. We create stunning concrete and cement driveways with decorative embed, stamps, stencils, borders, and more. The smooth, durable surface stands up to heavy use. When evaluating between concrete vs pavers for your driveway, concrete tends to be less expensive but it doesn’t have the longevity and durability that pavers do.
- Driveway pavers – For a classic, timeless look, brick and natural stone pavers bring warmth and character. We specialize in eye-catching paver patterns, colors, and textures. Pavers won’t crack but may require occasional weed control. If you’re considering pavers vs concrete, pavers tend to cost more up front, but they’re easier to repair and last longer than concrete.
- Asphalt drives – Asphalt provides an affordable, low-maintenance option. With proper installation, asphalt holds up well in cold climates. Resealing every 3-5 years preserves the smooth blacktop surface. We ensure proper grading and drainage.
- Gravel driveways – Gravel offers a classic, rustic aesthetic and crunchy sound under tires. It provides an affordable, permeable option. Gravel requires edging and annual raking to maintain the pathway to your home. We ensure proper grading and foundation for gravel driveways to retain their shape and prevent washouts.
- Porous pavement – For eco-friendly permeability, porous pavement allows rainwater to filter through. Materials like pervious concrete, turf pavers, and gravel reduce runoff. Perfect for green builds, porous pavement prevents pooling.
With the right design, your driveway can complement your architecture, landscape, and personality. We offer different types of stylish driveways.
- Straight Driveways – The most common design provides a direct path to your garage. For homes with larger front yards, two straight parallel strips offer room for parking. We give straightforward driveways elegance through materials, colors, and borders.
- Curved Driveways – For added flair, a curved driveway with a roundabout or S-shape elegantly winds to your home. Curves break up longer driveways, adding visual interest. Gentle bends still allow easy maneuvering.
- Circular Driveways – Ideal for stately homes, a circular loop creates a grand entrance. Circular driveways provide easy pick up and drop off access at your front door while allowing vehicles to turn around. A beautiful focal point for corner lots.
- Driveways with Decorative Borders and Patterns – Concrete stamps, paver designs, stenciling, and borders infuse personality. We add decorative accents like stone edging, brick inlays, or compass patterns. For modern flair, we create sleek, minimalist looks. The options are limitless.
Why Choose Warner’s?
With over 25 years of experience, we are the top choice for stunning, high-performing driveways in the Twin Cities area. If you’re looking for a concrete or driveway contractor for your MN home, contact Warner’s for a free, in-home estimate.
- Highly Skilled Craftsmanship – Our talented team holds numerous certifications. We stay current on the latest styles, products, and techniques to construct stunning driveways built to last.
- Excellent Customer Service – From design to completion, we listen to your vision and transform it into reality. We customize options to your taste, lifestyle, and budget. You can rely on clear communication and expert guidance.
- Handles Entire Process – We provide turnkey service. From initial sketches to securing permits to final cleanup, we oversee your entire project seamlessly. Our one-stop service eases the process.
- Wide Selection – With countless material, style, color, pattern, and lighting options, we can create any driveway you can envision. Share inspiration images to design a truly custom driveway.
Driveway Installation Process
While timelines vary by project, you can expect the following driveway installation phases:
- Consultation – We meet onsite to discuss your vision, assess the space, and provide recommendations. This is an opportunity to review styles and materials to hone in on the perfect driveway.
- Design – Considering factors like goals, budget, materials and your home, we create a tailored design plan for your approval.
- Permits – We submit all necessary permits and ensure compliance with local regulations. Permits typically take 2-4 weeks.
- Site Prep – We layout the area and prepare the underlying soil for a solid foundation. This phase usually takes 1-2 days.
- Installation – Whether concrete, pavers, or asphalt, we expertly install your new driveway. Most installations take 3-4 days depending on size.
- Finishing Touches – We add any final decorative touches and sealers to complete your driveway. Finishing takes 1-2 days.
- Cleanup – We tidy the site, haul away debris, and leave your property in pristine condition.
- Maintenance – Your driveway is not a set-and-forget landscaping feature. Warner’s will also maintain your driveway, including resurfacing, concrete sealer, paver sealing, paver replacements and more.
Answers to FAQs About Driveway Construction
What is the best material for driveways?
Concrete, asphalt, and pavers each make excellent driveways. The ideal choice depends on your budget, aesthetics, and maintenance preferences. We’re happy to discuss which material best aligns with your needs.
How long does a driveway last?
With quality materials and expert installation, you can expect at least 15-20 years from a new driveway. Regular maintenance lengthens the lifespan further. Asphalt may need resealing every 3-5 years while sealed concrete and pavers can last decades.
Can you match my existing driveway?
Absolutely. For driveway extensions or repairs, we can blend new materials into existing ones for a seamless, continuous look. Our color matching process ensures a natural, cohesive finish.
Can you design a driveway on a slope?
Yes, slopes and gradients add character. Our expertise allows us to adapt designs to challenging terrain. Through grading, retaining walls, durable materials and proper drainage, we construct stunning driveways on slopes and hills.
How long does installation take?
Installation typically takes 4-6 days from start to finish. However, larger or more complex projects may require 7-10 days. The timeline depends on size, materials, site preparation, weather delays, and permitting. We finalize an estimated schedule after consultation.
Your Dream Driveway Awaits Contact Warner’s Today!
Our custom driveways enhance curb appeal, enjoyment, and property value. Contact us today for a free consultation and estimate on creating the perfect driveway for your home and lifestyle!
When our expert comes to your home, we’ll help you get ideas for your driveway that will enhance your property’s curb appeal, as well as function for your family’s needs. Ask to see our portfolio of before and after pictures for landscaping driveway ideas!