Posted February 10th, 2014 by : Bill Bunch
The aesthetic appeal created by driveway pavers is the primary reason most people become interested in using this method of weight-bearing foundation, to improve the look of their home and property. However, aside from the fact that a person can choose the color, pattern, texture and shape of their driveway, pavers are a sound financial investment for a variety of other reasons.
Benefits of Driveway Pavers Beyond the Beautification of a Property
When Wood Crafters is asked to put in a driveway with pavers, it a far cry from the simple process of dumping asphalt in a driveway, flattening it out with rakes, and rolling a compactor over it. When asked to make the flooring for outdoor kitchens in Houston, the process is also a great deal different than putting two-by-sixes on edge, staking them in place, filling the hole with cement and smoothing it over.
The fact is, any job Wood Crafters is asked to do with pavers is a beautiful project from start to finish.
Constructing a driveway with pavers requires a base layer of fill that is compacted to ensure stability, then a layer of sand to ensure a level grade, then the careful placement of locking tongue and groove pavers.
The effect is a high load bearing, level driveway that is far more resistant to dramatic temperature changes that crack, swell and pot hole both asphalt and cement. More importantly, repairing driveway pavers is as simple as working from an edge toward the troubled spot, replacing the paver(s) and reassembling the undamaged driveway pavers.
In addition to the aesthetics, longevity and easy repair solutions which are features of a Wood-Crafters driveway, walkway, patio or terrace, pavers are affordable and cost efficient in relation to the expected of your investment.
Other benefits include:
Safety – Pavers have abrasive textures that are slip and skid resistant. As a result, pavers are a sound solution for driveways, walkways, and for areas around hot tubs and pools.
No finish Work nor Curing – While asphalt and concrete require both heavy amounts of finish work and time to cure, a driveway paver system is ready to use the moment the individual paver is laid down. That means a paver project does not have to be completed as a single unit. Stop anywhere and pickup where you left off whenever you’d like.
Color – Pavers come in countless colors. As a result, you don’t have to be satisfied with an option you don’t like. You can select a color that fits with you home and property.
Conjunctive Potential – Pavers can be used in conjunction with concrete and asphalt. This gives you the flexibility to work pavers in and around drains, fountains, curbs and sidewalks, and main roads and highways.