Installing driveways is work best left to the pros. But that doesn't mean you should give up all responsibility for how this new fixture in your landscaping will turn out. As is the case whenever you hire professionals to work on your property, you should begin the process of hiring a contractor by seeking out references. But even before you do that, you need to do your homework on the various options for driveway materials.
Nor should you rely on Web research, alone. For such a highly specialized project, you should interview as many professionals as possible: pick their brains for information. The present article on driveways is in no way intended as a substitute for such interviews; rather, it is meant as a springboard for further research.