Asphalt and concrete are the most popular surfaces for driveways, by far. Both types of these driveways are made of long lasting material that is very economical. However, concrete and asphalt driveways will never be able to provide the kind of elegant curb appeal that comes with a paver driveway. Every Driveway Paver install begins with the installation of a solid base, composed of sand and compacted gravel. However, there are many different types of pavers available for a paver driveway installation and Cincinnati Patio Paving can help you decide which type fits your needs and your budget.
There are many advantages to a Paver Driveway in terms of design, color and the appearance overall. By choosing a professional hardscape contractor like Cincinnati Patio Paving, we can ensure that your driveway paver project is installed to professional standards, increases the curb appeal of your home and increases your home’s overall value. In addition to the many designs and types of driveway pavers available, the sand filled joints in our installed pavers also allow rain water to flow through the pavers and into the ground instead of being washed away into the street.
Brick Paver Driveway
A brick paver driveway will last for many, many years. Especially one that is designed and installed by our experienced crew of workers. However, because of the somewhat fragile nature of brick pavers, and due to wear and the effects of weather, it is not uncommon for brick paver driveways to crack, flake or disintegrate over long periods of time. However, with the correct upkeep and maintenance a driveway made out of brick pavers can easily last 25 to 30 years.
Concrete Paver Driveway
Concrete paver driveways are by far the most popular of the available options as they are able to last much longer than the brick alternative and instantly improve the appearance of your home. Made with interlocking formed concrete, in the shape of bricks, and available in many different shapes, colors and sizes, concrete driveway pavers can handle any of the wear and tear that any poured concrete or asphalt driveway would see. A concrete paver driveway will just look better doing it.
Cobblestone Paver Driveway
Cobblestones are paving materials made from natural stone and are by far the most durable of all the paver stone options. Cobblestones can and have lasted a century, however with cobblestone driveways the base of the driveway usually gives out long before the cobblestones themselves do. There is nothing quite as beautiful and attractive as a natural cobblestone driveway, however, because of the natural shape of the cobblestones, the driveway will not be as flat as a concrete paver driveway.
Heated Paver Driveway and Permeable Paver Driveway
In some cold climates, it’s not entirely uncommon for walkways, patios or driveways to be installed with a permeable paver system or a heated paver system. This helps with water management and ice build-up. With permeable pavers installed, the water will flow through the pavers and into the ground, instead of washing down the driveway into the road. In addition, a heated paver driveway can melt ice and snow immediately. This is done by installing heating cables on the base of the driveway, before the paver stones are laid.