Adding a driveway to your home, or replacing an existing one, is quite an investment and not a decision to be rushed. There are many different options for driveways such as asphalt, concrete, and paver stones.
A driveway is one of the first things that will be noticed about your home and an aesthetically pleasing driveway can add value to your property.
While asphalt and concrete driveways are an option, there are many benefits to a paver driveway over the other alternatives available to you. Read on to find out why a paver driveway is a wise investment.
Durability should always be one of the top considerations when building a driveway. Any vehicles that are going to utilize the driveway will cause daily wear and tear. The weight of the car can also cause the driveway material to shift. Paver driveways are very strong and can stand up to four times the weight of concrete, meaning a paver driveway will last much longer under daily human and vehicular traffic.
Paver driveways are very durable and can withstand most inclement weather, unlike other materials. Concrete, for example, is more prone to cracking during the freeze and thaw cycles that are common in the winter months.
But suppose your paver driveway does become damaged for any reason? In that case, it is a simple task of removing one paver stone and replacing it instead of a massive construction project to fix other materials like asphalt. Also, when asphalt driveways are damaged, they often have to be patched and repaired which looks messy and can ruin the aesthetic of your home and become expensive.
Driveways made from pavers also allow water to drain much more effectively. The joints between the individual pavers allow water to trickle away through the aggregate into the ground below. This stops water from pooling and causing water damage to the surface, such as cracking, as well as preventing the growth of algae and mold.
Along with being very durable, paver driveways require very little maintenance. The chance of them chipping or cracking is very low, and requires very little effort to clean and reseal when necessary. A well-laid, well-cared-for paver drive can last for decades with minimal maintenance.
As we have already established, a driveway is one of the first things a visitor notices, so naturally, you are going to want this part of your home to look as aesthetically pleasing as possible.
When using pavers for your driveway, you will want to find the look that best matches the overall look of your home. You can choose between a variety of colors, textures, sizes, and shapes for your pavers. Pavers also allow you the flexibility to arrange the stones in different patterns, giving your home a truly unique look.
You could even consider your paver driveway a piece of art in itself. The wide variety of colors and sizes allow for very intricate patterns to be installed, bringing art to your outdoor space and impressing all your visitors!
A beautifully laid driveway that matches the aesthetic of your home provides a welcoming approach to your house and increases the curb appeal.
When you go to sell your house, it is important to increase the curb appeal. Potential buyers are more likely to want to view a home that looks engaging from the outside.
Curb appeal is a combination of durability and aesthetics, and pavers check both of those boxes!
A stunning paver driveway is always going to look more visually appealing than a discolored concrete one. Paver driveways are of much higher quality than other types of material, and any potential buyers will be drawn to that.
Increasing curb appeal is the number one act a homeowner can do to attract potential buyers and secure a sale. Installing a paver driveway is a worthwhile investment that will immediately add that curb appeal.
In this modern world making your home as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible is on most homeowners’ checklists. Installing a paver driveway is a great way to improve the sustainability of your home.
Pavers are generally made from natural stone materials, which means no harmful chemicals are released during manufacturing. The gaps between the laid stones mean water runoff replenishes the groundwater.
Both asphalt and concrete produce large amounts of carbon dioxide during the laying process. Laying paver stones doesn’t produce anywhere near the same quantity of carbon dioxide, and is a much greener option for your home.
Paver driveways are considered a safe option. Not only does water trickle away when the driveway is wet, but it also provides superior traction for tires during damp weather conditions.
When snow or ice starts to melt, the water will flow through the gaps and away from the surface. This means that any refreeze will be minimal and will reduce slippery conditions on the driveway that may endanger both you and your furry companions.
The paver stones themselves have a naturally non-slip surface and are less likely to crack than other materials. These two elements mean there are fewer chances of slips and falls on a paver driveway.
It is important to ensure a paver driveway is professionally installed to ensure it is as safe as possible. Our team at Highland Grove will be able to advise you on any other care the pavers need after installation to keep your driveway as safe as possible for years to come.
So as you can see, there are many benefits to installing a paver driveway for your home. If you are wondering how much paver driveways cost, then contact us for a free consultation.
We are always happy to discuss your driveway needs with you and we will work with you to find the right paver driveway for your home and your budget. A paver driveway is a perfect way to add value to your home and improve the aesthetic as well!