Gravel or decomposed granite :is the cheapest driveway paving option. However, it can pose maintenance problems especially in areas with large amounts of rainfall. A stabilizer can be added to keep your driveway from washing away, but this will increase the cost.
Asphalt : provides an incredibly durable and strong driveway for a reasonable price. However, many homeowners don’t like the way it looks. You can opt for a decorative asphalt driveway that is stamped and colored, but the cost will increase considerably.
Concrete : the most popular driveway material, is durable and requires very little maintenance. The cost can be quite reasonable for plain concrete, but will increase if you want it stamped and colored. If installed improperly a concrete driveway may crack, so it’s worth paying extra for a top contractor.
Paveare a high-end driveway paving option. Since they are installed by hand the labor costs are quite high. However, a paver driveway is a sound investment because it will provide a grand entrance to your home that will last a lifetime.
Additional factors that may increase driveway cost
Slopes & Curves & Drains & Complex designs & Lots of grading