Concrete Driveway Pavers



CONCRETE DRIVEWAY PAVERS

General Information

Concrete Driveway PaversDriveways are often one of the largest ground surface areas on the exterior presentation in residential settings. There are various options to add decorative appeal to present a driveway with aesthetic appeal, elegance and style. Have you considered concrete pavers? Concrete driveway pavers are a wonderful landscaping product that creates a beautiful patterned ground surface and which provides instant beauty to the overall exterior presentation in any application or setting.

Concrete Pavers showing colors and shapesConcrete pavers for driveways are available in a wide variety of paver shapes, colors, sizes, thickness and finishes. Also, there are many exciting paving patterns that can be achieved, starting from simple patterns to more extravagant and unique patterns to suit individual taste and individual decor.

Importance Of Concrete Paver Thickness For Driveways

The importance of concrete paver thickness, especially for driveways, is that the thickness will provide stability and stop them from cracking. Concrete pavers that are produced in the USA must meet or exceed the American Society of Testing and Materials.

Concrete Driveway PaversThe thickness of concrete pavers for driveway applications such as residential use is usually 2 3/8 inches. As for industrial and street driveways, the pavers are 3 3/8 inches thick. If you are unsure as to which thickness your driveway requires, seek professional advice and they will recommend the appropriate thickness.

Exceptional Values of Driveway Concrete Pavers

There are many exceptional values to concrete driveway pavers besides the visual elegance and beauty they provide for any application. The following are some other great values of these:

  • They are long lasting
  • They are very versatile
  • They have great resistance values{ must be sealed}
  • They are non slip{ must be sealed}
  • They are heavy duty and can withstand heavy traffic {must be sealed}
  • They can withstand wear and tear {must be sealed}
  • They are functional
  • They provide foot safety
  • Many paver shapes, sizes, colors and textures available
  • Many designs and patterns to choose from
  • Add value to the property
  • Complement the exterior landscaping presentation
  • Easy to install, easy to replace
  • Very affordable
  • They can be custom made to suit individual requirements
  • Easy to maintain
  • Easy to reseal

Concrete Pavers Must Be Sealed

Sealed Driveway PaversDriveways will experience various natural and non-natural elements that will affect the appearance if the concrete paver surface is not protected and sealed properly initially. Grease stains, oil stains, dirt and debris are often the most types of elements that can make an unsealed surface look unattractive and dirty appearance.

Some of the most vital aspects of all types of pavers are to be able to withstand weather conditions, create a non slip surface, protect from wear and tear and traffic issues. Also they must be sealed straight after installation to provide them with protection from natural and non natural elements. The other vital aspect is that they must be re-sealed every two years to continue full surface protection and eliminate the color from fading, eliminate wear and tear issues, eliminate stains and even eliminate weed growth through the joints.

Tips To Finding A Paving Contractor

There are various options to find a paving contractor for installation. Upon deciding which contractor you will decide on pursuing the project, ask for previous paving projects they have completed and take a drive and see their work for yourself and that should give you an indication on how good they are or not. Here are some other options:

  • Most paver retailers and suppliers have their own contractors
  • Drive around a new residential estate and you will find many new homes will feature concrete pavers on their driveways, ask for contractor details
  • Word of mouth is one of the best advertising tools
  • Internet is another good option
  • Yellow pages
  • Landscaping magazines have contractor advertisements