If you’re tired of the dust and maintenance of a gravel driveway you may want to consider paving your driveway. Concrete can stain and leave unsightly tire tracks but it requires hardly any maintenance and rarely cracks if done correctly; Brick or stone is typically the most aesthetically pleasing option but is very expensive; Asphalt paving is the most affordable option and requires minimal maintenance but you may not like the look of a black top.
If you live in a cold climate you may also wish to consider a heated driveway which may save your back from shoveling snow after every storm.
>Driveway Materials [About.com]
>Blacktop and Asphalt Facts [Ask The Builder]
>Heated Driveway [Warmzone]