Pavers are an extremely popular material used by hardscape contractors to create functional, and aesthetically pleasing driveways. It is a great choice if you are looking to improve the curb appeal of your home and comes with a plethora of benefits. With many options and designs on the market, it can be hard to choose the right one. Here is everything you need to know about a paver driveway, including what it is and some of the top advantages of installing one.
What is a natural paver driveway?
Paver driveways are made from a concrete mix that includes sand, gravel, pigments, and cement. These ingredients enable the paver driveways to be made to personal requirements, including size, characteristics, and color. The combination of ingredients gives it durability over just using cement alone.
Advantages of a paver stone driveway
Strong and durable
With professional materials and installation, a paver driveway is guaranteed to be strong and durable with better load distribution, and a lifespan of 25 to 50 years. The mix of materials is known to be much more superior than other materials currently on the market and can be adapted to suit your lifestyle, for example, if you have heavy vehicle use on your driveway. They are known to be less slippery, more permeable, and can withstand extreme weather conditions, which will help significantly in the winter months. Due to their safety features, they are perfect for both pedestrians and vehicles using the driveway.
Easy to maintain driveway
Unlike concrete, which is known for cracking and stains, paver driveways are much less hassle. Due to the durability and flexibility of the paver driveway, they require little maintenance and repairs. You will only need to hose it down or give it a quick sweep on occasion to keep it looking fresh and new. If, in the unfortunate event that your driveway paving stones suffer damage, for example, from a tree root or heavy item, the process to replace the damaged section is quick and easy to do, and saves you replacing the entire driveway.
Increase home value
First impressions count, and more often than not, your driveway is going to be one of the first things people see. Whether this is for your own aesthetic reasons, you are selling your home, or just want to impress house guests and neighbors, paver driveways can be the finishing touch your exterior needs to thrive on the market and create a lasting impression. Paver driveways are rich in color and versatile, which means they can be arranged into a beautiful design of your choice. The quality of materials and design will provide your property with a touch of elegance.
Paver driveways are known for their benefits as mentioned above, as well as their sustainability, increased safety, better traction for vehicles, slip and skid resistance, permeability for particularly wet or flood-prone areas, and much more, which can significantly increase the value of the property.
Paver driveways are a great option for a new installation, or to refresh an old one, and do not fall short of benefits for you and your property.
Let’s touch base
If you want to improve how your driveway looks or just feel that you need to spice things up a little from that old concrete, Sequoia Stonescapes can help. Our team of experienced and friendly paver contractors will provide everything you need to create the new driveway of your dreams, so get in touch with us today at (503)-932-7605. The call is free and the beauty of what we can do for you is priceless!