When planning or replacing a new driveway, using pavers may never cross a person’s mind due to a few misconceptions about their performance and cost. However, what people do not know is that pavers make an excellent choice for driveways, for more reasons than just their aesthetic appeal.
Paver driveways perform well in northern climates as well as southern climates. A properly designed and installed driveway can evenly distribute heavy loads and handle seasonal variations better than alternative driveway construction materials. The reason for this is because a paver driveway, installed on a proper collective base is a durable system that works with nature.
Pavers usually have a higher price initially – due to additional labor needed to install the material. However, the development cost of a paver driveway is much lower than the other alternatives, despite possible cleaning and sealing that may have to be conducted.
There is no better way to create a great first impression than a paver driveway. Pavers offer such versatility in design that you can create your own look and feel. Here are some examples:
The Standard Look
A herringbone pattern can seem conventional when compared to some of the alternatives out there. With its traditional and clean look it stands against the test of time.
Every paver driveway, no matter what material it consists of, is subject to daily wear and tear. Surprisingly, the time worn appearance of pavers has proven to be a popular look because of its relaxed appearance. With several color choices, a paver can create a design for any setting.
Paver quilting is a process of combining shapes, colors and styles in various ways to create exclusive designs and combinations. This transforms your driveway from a place to park to a work of art.
Adding even some small details can make a big visual impact. Simply changing the color of the border, adding an accent, changing the pattern or even the positioning of the pattern, can completely change the appearance.