What are Driveway Pavers?
Driveway pavers are types of driveway surfaces composed of manufactured and interlocked driveway concrete, cobblestone, or brick pavers. This driveway type adds instant curb appeal to any home. While driveway pavers are beautiful when first installed, they require a great amount of maintenance throughout the years to maintain their appeal.
Although some homeowners opt to install driveway pavers themselves, it is recommended to hire a professional driveway installation expert to avoid costly mistakes and pitfalls.
Types of Driveway Pavers
There are three commonly used pavers available in many different shapes, designs, and styles.
- Brick pavers are manufactured clay that has been heat cured into a rectangular shape. Although not as durable as other types of pavers, their cost is minimal and, when properly installed, can last up to 25 years. Brick pavers come in various colors that can match with the existing brick of the home. They can be aged to match older home styles or incorporate a more modern look with fresh brick colors.
- Concrete pavers are low-maintenance, solid or open pavers composed of concrete, sand, aggregates, and water. They are made to last anywhere between 25-50 years depending on the style and design selected. Pavers should be installed by professionals who can provide a solid foundation by excavating grass and loose soil before driveway installation.
- Cobblestone pavers are composed of granite, basalt, and other rock materials. This combination makes cobblestone the longest lasting paving material designed to maintain its structure for over a century. Due to their durability, they are the most expensive paver available. The driveway installation of cobblestone requires experience and specialized equipment.