There are several choices available for homeowners to choose from when it comes to their driveway; asphalt, poured concrete, brick, natural stone, gravel or concrete pavers. When it comes to concrete pavers the possibilities are endless! Pavers provide a versatile, durable and low-maintenance option. The term paver refers to thin, flat stones designed for use in paving projects like walkways, patios and driveways. Concrete pavers are manufactured in a factory and are man-made by pouring a mixture of concrete and some type of coloring agent into a mold of some shape and the allowed to set. There are good reasons you should consider concrete pavers for your driveway, walkways or patios.
Benefits of Interlocking Concrete Paver Block Driveways
1. Affordable driveway option when you look at the life-cycle cost. Newer technology has provided new cutting-edge style and surface finish options with improved performance for homeowners. While today’s pavers are more expensive than the older pavers they’re still a good option. Paver driveways don’t need to be resealed like asphalt driveways and paver driveways don’t need to be repaired once they have cracks like poured concrete. Having to do these repairs and maintenance comes with cost and hassle. When you add them into the cost of paver installation, the pavers come out on top versus asphalt and poured concrete.
2. Style and design versatility. Concrete pavers provide endless possibilities with all the different surface finishes and color combinations along with texture options. The versatility with pavers allows for numerous choices making your driveway unique and one that will complement your home and landscape. You can go with different pavers then the main choice for a unique look—this is called ‘banding’. Stamped concrete can be versatile but not as much as pavers. Pavers just offer a more refined look with superior performance. Just make sure it’s installed correctly to get those superior results! The versatility with pavers allows for numerous choices making your driveway unique and one that will complement your home and landscape.
3. Durability and strength of concrete pavers. You won’t find many materials that will offer the strength provided with concrete pavers. They can be 4x as strong as poured concrete! Pavers used for driveways are usually interlocking, This makes installation fast and adds superior strength. Concrete pavers can resist heavy weights like cars and frequent traffic making them a perfect choice for driveways and patios. They also offer more traction when wet than poured concrete. Pavers will also perform much longer than other driveway options and will provide peace of mind for homeowners.
Driveways & Other Hardscape Features & More in Tarzana, Calabasas & Greater Los Angeles, California
The cost of installing concrete pavers can vary significantly. If you hire professionals and use top quality pavers the job can run as high as $30 to $40 per square foot with the pavers costing $3 to $10 and will depend on the size and style. These numbers give you an idea of what the cost of doing it yourself would be but to get the best and longest-lasting result it’s best to use professionals. If a concrete paver driveway is installed correctly and maintained the right way, you can except it to last 25 to 50 years. Contact Future Vision Remodeling for a consultation today!