Pavers are a very valuable addition to your home. Imagine you have dirt or gravel as your driveway or walkway. I was walking on some gravel the other day and almost tripped! Imagine if you were wearing some nice heels trying to walk across gravel?! That’s an accident waiting to happen. If, on the other hand, you had a beautiful paved walkway or driveway, you wouldn’t have to worry about tripping because you have a stable surface.
If you want your home to be aesthetically pleasing, getting a paver walkway is one way to do that! Pavers are very beautiful and with many different types to choose from, you can certainly find the one that works best for you. Pavers are not only beautiful, but they are also a conversation piece. Your neighbors will gossip about your amazing new pavers for weeks, Don’t be surprised if one comes by and asks who did your pavers.
If you were wondering if your pavers add monetary value to your home, I have the pleasure of telling you that, yes, they do. Pavers are a great investment into your home. As usual, the bigger the investment, the larger the reward. If you invest in some concrete pavers, don’t expect to get as much back as you would have if you got cobblestone pavers. Also, it is very important to remember that your pavers will only give you value if they are valuable. What I mean by that is, if your pavers are in bad shape, don’t expect a big return. Keep your pavers in good shape, and you are good to go.
Paver Types and Styles
That yellow brick road that we all remember is great, but I’m not sure if you can get one of those for your home. In fact, you might not even want one… sounds a bit gaudy to be honest. Anyway, while the yellow brick road is out of the question, a red brick road isn’t. Red is a beautiful color and if you get a brick paver installation outside of your home, that pop of color is certainly going to make your home stand out. If you aren’t interested in getting red, you can always get a more neutral brick tone.
The most expensive paver type and one of the most elegant looking, cobblestone. Costing $10 to $20 per square foot, cobblestone is one of the most expensive paver types out there. If you are willing to spend the big bucks, you are making a smart decision. Cobblestone lasts for a whopping 100 years and is practically indestructible, so you don’t have to worry about the expense of repairs. I mean, I’m not saying that you won’t have to repair your cobblestone, but it isn’t likely.
Concrete is a popular paver style and material. It can be poured as one big slab or it can be made into pavers of different shapes. Smaller pavers make a bigger looking space while bigger pavers make a smaller looking space. Concret can also be made to look like brick, so if brick pavers are too expensive for you, you can go the concrete route. Concrete pavers are great for driveways, walkways, and anywhere else you have pavers.
Asphalt is a great option if you are looking to have that nice, sleek, black driveway. Asphalt isn’t a paver type, but it is a great option for your driveway. Especially if you live somewhere that gets a lot of snow, you can rest easy knowing that snow melts faster on asphalt.
Is it Cheaper to Lay Concrete or Pavers?
It is cheaper initially to lay concrete. By concrete, I’m not talking about concrete pavers, I’m talking about poured concrete. Poured concrete is a great option if you are looking for a simple Driveway Pavers Installation. While poured concrete is cheaper initially, it doesn’t stay that way. That is because poured concrete is quite susceptible to damage because it is just one big slab. Unlike how easy it is to switch out a couple of loose pavers, fixing a crack in concrete, especially if you allow it to get bad, will probably run you more. Also, concrete is definitely going to get messed up more often than pavers, so you are going to end up spending more on the more often repairs and general maintenance that a concrete driveway is going to requirePavers do cost more, but that is just the initial cost. If you properly take care of your pavers then you aren’t going to have to worry about them running you so much. The reason why pavers do cost more though, is because of the amount of work that goes into them. Pavers require more than five steps to get them installed for you and those five plus steps are very laborious. A paver installation may be more expensive, but it is because of this amazingly long, yet percisice project that makes pavers such a beautiful addition to your home. They are definitely worth every penny that you spend on them. Not only because they add a wonderful look to your property, but also because of the convenience that they add to your life!
You really can get either or when it comes to your paver company installation. It really does depend on what is important to you. In terms of price, concrete is cheaper initially and pavers are cheaper in the long run. It really just depends on what you want.
Why You Should Pave Your Driveway.
If your driveway isn’t paved, chances are you have gravel or dirt as a driveway. There isn’t anything wrong with that, except that it’s dangerous. Just the other day I almost tripped on some gravel while carrying pizza! Gravel also can’t really get clean, you know? It sits on top of dirt and after a pretty heavy rain, your white gravel is muddy and dirty. You have no choice but to change it, but is that worth it? Constantly changing your gravel? Probably not. Paving your driveway will give you the convenience that you need as well as the beautiful aesthetic that a paved driveway gives. Just saying.