One of the most popular driveway types is the paver driveway. These are best when you want visual appeal for your driveway. The term “pavers” includes different manmade concrete or clay and natural stone bricks. They’re used for sidewalk, patio, and driveway surfaces. The pavers used for driveways come in various designs and sizes, so you have a lot of choices that you can select from. Concrete pavers are very popular because they come in many geometric shapes. They can be set so that the joints are full of mortar. However, the option that is more modern is to set them so that the joints get packed with aggregate or fine sand. This allows its surface to drain a lot more efficiently.
When pavers are used for driveway surfaces, they’re very durable, although they might need regular maintenance, the cobblestone pavers are very known for being long-lasting. Even when they get dislodged or broken, it’s a simple repair. Since they’re individual units, unlike an asphalt or concrete surface, you can replace them individually. Therefore, you aren’t faced with repairing your whole driveway.
That being said, removing snow from them can be harder, particular with the driveways made of natural cobblestones with rougher surface textures. Pavers also are higher in price. So that is something to consider. It can cost anywhere from $30-$40 sq ft, and even more if you require extensive preparation of the site. However, the pavers range from $3-$10 sq foot. So if you feel up to it, you can do the work yourself. Even though the work’s time-consuming and very physically demanding, it’s not complicated to do on your own.
Below are some pros and cons of paver driveways.
Pros & Cons of Paver Driveways
- Very stylish surface
- A lot of geometric styles you can choose from
- Simple to repair
- Adds value to your property
- Very expensive
- Can be hard to remove the snow from them
- It’s labor-intensive to do on your own
- It’s important to regularly maintain them to keep them looking good.
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