In recent years, paver driveways have become a more common sight in Southern homes. They have many advantages, whether that is practical or increase home value. Driveway pavers make a wonderful and eye-catching entrance to your residence. Paver driveways have a variety of benefits and are an important aspect of landscape design. Outdoor Makeover & Living Spaces provide expert concrete and stone paver driveway solutions. Learn more from our experts about the facts and benefits of driveway pavers.
8 Benefits of Driveway Pavers
Driveway pavers will last for many years. They are strong enough to withstand the weight of multiple vehicles without cracking or damaging.
Gravel driveways or concrete slab driveways can require a significant amount of upkeep. Driveway pavers do not need to be sealed and are resistant to stains. In the event that anything is spilled on the pavers, they can be easily cleaned with a simple cleaning solution and a water hose. Also, unlike a concrete driveway where grass/weeds can grow up through cracks, pavers do not allow for unwanted foliage growth.
In the rare event that a paver cracks or gets damaged, it can easily be removed and replaced. Generally, you can replace a damaged driveway paver in as little as one day.
Choosing pavers for your driveway is an easy way to add curb appeal and home value. Also, there are many types of driveway pavers available. With so many options, it is possible to control driveway replacement costs.
Driveway pavers can provide an old-world look, modern style, or take a more casual approach. Paver driveways can create any look that you desire. Additionally, there are a variety of designs used to show off the individuality of your home.
There are many different colors available for driveway pavers. Some of these include various shades of red, brown, black, or grey. This range of colors means you can have a custom-designed driveway that shows off your style.
No Driveway Spalling
Standard concrete driveways can look patchy as a result of spalling. Driveway spalling is when concrete driveways peel or flake away. Spalling is a result of excessive moisture within the driveway material. Driveway pavers are able to handle moisture in a better way, so spalling does not occur.
Short Installation Time
Paver driveways can take only a few days to install.
10 FAQS about Paver Driveways
What type of materials can be used for driveway pavers?
The most common materials are concrete and brick. Homeowners can also opt for sandstone, granite, slate, limestone, or travertine.
Can heavy vehicles (motor homes, RVs, etc.) park or drive on stone paver driveways?
Absolutely! Pavers are able to support a significant amount of weight without cracking or weakening. If a paver were to crack or suffer damage, they are easy to replace.
Are the pavers level enough to pursue other activities on?
Outdoor Makeover & Living Spaces install the pavers as level as possible. We do this to ensure other activities, like skating or bike riding can still be enjoyed.
How long of a wait time is there between installation and use?
None! Paver driveways are ready to go as soon as they are installed. There is no need to wait for concrete to harden or settle.
How long will stone pavers last?
Pavers can easily last several decades. In fact, there are people all around the globe, who report that their stone pavers have lasted over 50 years.
Will stone pavers mildew?
However, shaded driveways can potentially mildew if they do not dry properly. If this is a concern, apply a driveway sealant to help prevent moisture. Also, you can pressure wash paver driveways to remove any mildew.
Can weeds grow through paver driveways?
Part of our paver installation process is to remove a layer of soil. This means the risk of plants reappearing between the crevices is slim. However, there are scenarios where the wind will blow sand/dirt between the minuscule cracks and plants might appear. These can be easily removed with a weed killer. If you are concerned about weed growth, talk to us about including a driveway sealant. Driveway sealants can prevent mildew and weeds.
Can a stone paver be replaced?
Yes! In the rare event that a paver becomes damaged, replacing them is easy.
What are the common shapes for stone pavers?
Square and rectangle pavers are the most common shapes. Other shapes, such as ovals, circles, and octagons are also available.
Will the stone pavers move or shift over time?
While any driveway can shift over time, we install an edging material to prevent this. Installing edging material along the outer edge of the driveway ensures that there is no shifting over time.
Paver driveways are a great way to improve the look of your home. The benefits of driveway pavers are that they blend practical uses with high-end landscape design. For Atlanta homeowners, installing driveway pavers is a great way to improve your home this Spring. Outdoor Makeover & Living Spaces provide professional driveway installation services. We are Atlanta’s best destination for landscape design and construction. Whether you want a beautiful new driveway or a complete outdoor makeover, our design experts will make it happen! Contact us today to set up a design consultation.