If you are tired of the same-old-same-old when it comes to driveways, maybe it’s time to start thinking about using pavers instead of asphalt. Sure, asphalt is the popular material of choice for most driveways, but pavers offer many more options as far as color, design and overall appearance.
Concrete pavers are one of your best choices for a new or replacement driveway if your goals are design versatility, durability and easy maintenance. Pavers have an added advantage of easy, seamless replacement if repairs are ever necessary. Concrete pavers come in a wide array of colors, shapes and sizes, which can complement your home’s architecture. What’s more, you can mix and match paver patterns and colors to create striking accent borders and other design elements.
When installed properly over a well-compacted subbase, pavers will not crack, shift or settle under normal vehicle traffic. A paver driveway will pay for itself over time, both in lower maintenance costs and longevity. The interlocking pavers are able to move independently which helps prevent cracking during freeze & thaw cycles. In the event that the paver does crack, settle or heave it can easily be repaired by addressing each individual paver. If asphalt cracks you have to put down that unattractive crack patch or re-pave an entire area!
Paver driveways require minimum maintenance if they are protected with a good sealer and the joints are filled with a polymer sand, which contains a special polymeric additive that binds and hardens the sand and helps to prevent erosion. Keeping the driveway clean from leaves and soil by occasionally sweeping and rising will increase the longevity of the driveway and allow you to enjoy your investment for years to come!