Paver Driveway

Paver Driveways vs Poured Concrete

Your home is probably your most prized long term investment, so whether you are renovating or putting in your first driveway it is important to make an informed decision when it comes to what type of driveway you will install.

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If you are trying to choose between a poured concrete driveway and a paver driveway there are some important things you should know. You may not be as familiar with pavers as you are with traditional poured concrete. If that's the case, you will probably be excited to learn about some of the applaudable benefits of pavers.

One of the first considerations when installing a driveway is often cost. The cost difference between pavers and poured concrete is not significant but you will probably find pavers to be a little bit pricier. This small difference in upfront cost is quickly offset by the fact that you will likely spend much less over the years to maintain or repair a paver driveway Vs a driveway made of poured concrete.

Since we're on the subject, let's talk about maintenance and durability. Pavers are typically more durable and easier to maintain then poured concrete. They stand up better to severe or extreme weather and weather changes. Pavers are very resistant to cracking and other damage. In the rare circumstance that your pavers need repair, it is an easy and inexpensive process. The affected paver can simply be removed and replaced while concrete driveways are much more difficult to fix. When there is damage done to poured concrete you either have to dig the whole thing up and start over, which is very expensive, or you have to patch up the cracks, leaving unsightly scars.

In addition to the maintenance, cost and durability benefits of pavers there is also the fact of aesthetics. With pavers you can really beef up your curb appeal and express your personal style. Pavers come in many colors, shapes, sizes, styles, patterns, textures and colors. Whatever your taste, pavers have something for you. With all their benefits you can see why you should consider pavers when you want to add strength, beauty and class to your home.