Your asphalt driveway can have the look of brick or stone without the maintenance for a lot less money. You can transform your driveway from a detraction to the showpiece of your property with asphalt stamping. I've sold several homes in Annapolis with this type of driveway and it's very attractive. This type of decorative asphalt treatment has been featured on HGTV's "Curb Appeal" show four times! It's the perfect and most cost-efficient alternative to expensive hand-laid brick and pavers. With a wide selection of patterns, borders, colors and accents, you can create a custom design for you and you alone.

Besides the major aesthetic  value this technology offers, it's extremely practical as well. Imagine never having to seal coat your driveway again. The surface is impervious to de-icing salts. It even gives you the ability to wash gasoline and oil spills without staining or damaging your driveway. And it has a nonskid surface, so it's not slippery when wet.

Unlike brick and pavers, it will not support vegetation growth because of asphalt's continuous surface and the triple coating process - which means no weeds! You can also use a snow shovel, snow blower or even a snow plow -- after all, it was developed in Canada. If the driveway is damaged, it can easily be patched that's virtually invisible. It can be installed on existing asphalt or installers can refurbish your driveway first.

So if you're thinking about selling, consider giving your house a bid edge for a small price. Turning one of the largest features of your property into a major selling point couldn't be easier.