If you have been watching HGTV or just looking around your neighborhood, you have probably noticed that in the last few years pavers have become a very popular choice for driveways. While there are a multitude of reasons for this, we are going to highlight a couple of what we consider to be the most important in this blog.
Especially if you are looking to update your home or plan on selling it in the future, few things will drastically change the overall look of your home like pavers. Think for a moment about your existing driveway… How does it look? Is the asphalt or concrete cracked? Black asphalt or colorless gray concrete do few things to boost the overall curb appeal of your home. Now consider beautiful pavers in a wide array of colors – either subtle or more dramatic. Think about how that will make your home literally “pop”. Hardscape is a way to transform the exterior of a home from one that seemed bland to one that feels warm and inviting.
We talk about this a lot. And the reason is because this is such a HUGE feature that so many people overlook! Concrete and asphalt WILL eventually crack. It will also become stained and discolored. Pavers on the other hand are incredibly durable (in terms of weight bearing capacity) AND if they will never crack. The sanded joints allow for slight flexing in between the pavers which shifts the weight load – unlike concrete.
When it comes to selecting the right pavers – this is where you need to speak with an expert. Not all pavers are created equal and are suited for your purpose. Pavers are an investment, and taking a bit more time to speak with the right contractor can make a world of difference.