Pavers and concrete can both be effectively used to create an aesthetically pleasing and functional driveway. However, it’s important to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of both paving methods. Concrete is less expensive and faster to install. It can be stamped and/or colored to match the homeowner’s house and landscaping. The major drawback to concrete is the short and long term maintenance. If the driveway cracks, sections of the driveway may need to be torn out in order to complete the repair, and repairs to a cement driveway are almost always noticeable.
The pavers used for driveways are extremely durable and easily changed, repaired or replaced. If one paver breaks or cracks, the single paver can be removed and replaced with another stone. If the driveway needs to be expanded or turned, additional stones can easily be added without tearing out the entire driveway. Driveway and patio pavers in Houston also come in a wide variety of options, including stone, brick and concrete.