Most homeowners have asphalt driveways. However, asphalt tends to crack easily and is difficult to repair when problems occur. Not to mention asphalt surfaces stain easily presenting a less than perfect appearance. Perhaps the worst aspect of asphalt driveways is that they typically need to be replaced every 10-15 years on average. That is an unnecessary expense. So why do so many people choose to have asphalt driveways installed at their homes?
The answer is simple. It is the standard choice. That certainly does not mean it is the best choice. In fact, asphalt is far from the best choice when it comes to aesthetics, maintenance, and overall sustainability. Which is why a plethora of homeowners in Andover, MA, Concord MA, and Lexington, MA are now turning to pavers as the best choice for their driveways. The following information will provide you with the top three benefits of having a paver driveway installed.
Benefit #1: Pavers are far more appealing to the eye than asphalt. The colors, shapes, and sizes of pavers can create beautiful patterns that will make your driveway a virtual work of art. In today’s current real estate environment, custom hardscaping projects have become more important than ever! Having a custom paver driveway installed at your home is an excellent way to increase the curb appeal of your property.
Benefit #2: Paver driveways are far more flexible than their asphalt counterparts. The earth under your driveway tends to shift and settle on a constant basis. That is why asphalt driveways tend to crack so easily. In essence, they are made of a solid slab of material that has very little flexibility when the earth moves underneath the surface because the entire slab is moving in slightly different directions. When this occurs, the material has no choice but to crack and split apart. The good news is that this phenomenon does not occur with paver driveways.
This is due to the fact that pavers are actually individual interlocking blocks. When the ground moves beneath them, each paver is able to move independently without cracking or splitting apart. This flexibility in motion allows your paver driveway to last significantly longer than asphalt because its structural integrity remains intact. In the long run, paver driveways will prove to be far less of a hassle and more cost-effective than asphalt in Andover, MA, Concord MA, and Lexington, MA.
Benefit #3: Paver driveways are far easier to repair than asphalt driveways. The most common issue with asphalt driveways is over time they become chipped, cracked, and pitted. Typically speaking, these problems cannot be properly repaired. Although patches may be used, they do not last long and never truly blend into the original driveway. At times, this can be an absolute eyesore. The only way to truly fix an asphalt driveway is to completely replace it. Not only is this a time-consuming annoyance, it is also extremely expensive. With a paver driveway, if an individual paver becomes damaged, it can be easily replaced and will blend right in with the rest.
Create The Paver Driveway Of Your Dreams!
In conclusion, if you are interested in having a custom-built paver driveway installed at your home, or would like to learn more about it, please contact Courtyard Concepts today. We are an outdoor living company that specializes in creating and installing custom brick driveways that greatly improve both the aesthetic value and functionality of your home. Courtyard Concepts has been proudly serving clients in Andover, MA, Concord MA, and Lexington, MA and surrounding towns for over 20 years. You can reach us by phone: (978)-256-5454 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to making your house feel more like home!