What impression would you receive if you went to see someone who had an uneven, rough, and poorly maintained driveway? Is it going to be a good one? When people see a poorly kept driveway, they get negative views of you. Avoid embarrassment by getting the area surrounding your property paved.
Paving is the process of covering a surface with a solid material to make it travel-friendly. Paving is commonly used to improve the aesthetic appearance of sidewalks, pedestrian walkways, paths, steps, and backyards. Brick, concrete, stone, tile, or limestone are commonly used for paving. Paving is a significant landscape investment that will pay off in the long run.
Paving is an important aspect of any maintenance project, whether it is in a residential or commercial setting. When we say that paving has various long-term advantages, we mean it.
Why Installing Brick Pavers over Concrete is a Bad Idea
Any outdoor space may be restored with pavers, making it look as good as new. People frequently have pre-existing concrete driveways in their residential space. While it may appear to be a smart idea to lay brick paver directly on the concrete, this may not be the greatest option.
Because of their versatility, pavers are excellent. They can shift and move with the ground as it warms and cools. Concrete, on the other hand, is susceptible to cracking as a result of the frequent movement. If a problem arises with the paver driveway, those paver pieces may be moved and replaced far more easily than they can with a concrete patio.
Here are the top 8 benefits of brick pavers for driveways
1. Aesthetic Appeal
The façade of a building, whether it’s your home or an office, the first thing people notice is the exterior. Paving walkways, roads, and pathways are just as vital as keeping your grass in good shape. Untrimmed lawns, as well as unpaved or broken walkways, roads, and pathways, make a negative first impression on visitors. Paving improves the appearance of your property’s curb while also increasing its value.
The primary reason for paving is to provide protection. Unpaved areas are extremely vulnerable to some elements. Rough weather conditions, such as rain and wind, can wash away the sand, resulting in severely damaged surfaces that are difficult to repair. The foundation is compromised when the dirt is washed away, posing a serious safety danger. Paving, on the other hand, protects the surfaces by preventing damage. Damaged surfaces necessitate costly repairs, but with paving, the damage is avoided and you save money.
Following rain, a non-paved surface may become muddy and bumpy. It could result in an uneven surface that impedes transportation and provides a safety risk. A well-maintained paved surface, on the other hand, can last for years. After the rain, a paved surface does not become bumpy or uneven. Longevity is one of the main reasons why people opt for pavements.
Stone, asphalt, and concrete are some of the most long-lasting paving materials for pavement construction. Regular maintenance, such as filling in paver cracks or gaps, will help avoid further damage and save you money on having the surface leveled after each storm.
4. Easy to Install
Paving stones are simple to install for the average homeowner. There is no requirement for mortar because many different types of paving stones can be laid without it. This is accomplished by putting the stones on a sand bed and then sanding the joints.
They can be set over existing pavers or even added to a piece of paving stones that already exists. Color, size, and form are all simple to match.
They are not only easy to install, but they are also easy to repair. Simply replace the old pavers with new ones and reset them in the sand bed, then brush sand over the entire paved area to fill in the joints.
5. Durability and Strength
Paving stones were utilized in Ancient Rome because of their strength and longevity, and they are still used today for the same reasons.
They can resist the most extreme weather while still maintaining their inherent beauty.
The flexibility of paving is a lesser-known advantage. This means that the interlocking form of installing pavers, especially bricks, may be maintained by responding to the movement of the underlying earth, which prevents it from cracking. Concrete, on the other hand, is typically poured in place, making it rigid and prone to cracking.
Maybe you want a mix of red, grey, and blue stones; we’re guessing you won’t find that with asphalt and bricks. Furthermore, these distinct possibilities provide you the freedom to build your own patterns and designs! Who says you can’t go against the grain? After all, it’s your home.
8. Easy Maintenance
This option is excellent because it is so easy to preserve. They’re made to last, which means they won’t absorb dirt or lose color. This means they’re easy to clean and maintain – all you’ll need is a functional hose!
Pavers are less expensive than poured concrete or asphalt because of the manufacturing process. Concrete pavers are less expensive than sandstone, granite, or clay pavers, and they are more durable, especially when used in driveways. Because you normally only remove the broken portions and replace them with new pavers, fixing pavers is far less expensive than repairing concrete. When you consider that many pavers have a 30-year life expectancy, they are a cost-effective solution.
10. Weather Resistance
Pavers, unlike concrete, are ready to use as driveway pavers or pavers patio as soon as they are installed. Concrete must cure for many days before it can be used. Pavers have a naturally textured surface that makes them slip-resistant. The surface of the pavers is unaffected by deicing salts. You can plow or shovel snow off of them. They also won’t crack like poured concrete in a minor earthquake.
Remember that improving your home is a significant financial investment, so you’ll want a long-lasting product. Quality and durability will never be a concern when you choose paving stones for your brick driveways, patios or walkway.
Are you looking to transform your landscape into the brick driveway of your dreams? Woolley Excavating and Paving is committed to making them become a reality! If you’re ready to reimagine your outdoor space, our team can create the walkway of your dreams. Call us today!