When you are thinking about installing a new driveway or even just having it redone, you will have the option for concrete or a pavers driveway. Pavers are most well-known for being used to create a pavers patio. Concrete has been the more popular option for driveways because they are cheaper to install. However, concrete is more expensive to clean and fix in the long run. This is one of the reasons that pavers driveway is better than concrete. Here are some other reasons that pavers driveways and patios are the better option.
- Pavers are Easier to Adjust
With concrete, the base can be shifted over time from the weather and movements in the ground. This causes cracks in the surface to appear. Many times, cracks are expensive to repair, and the repaired areas will be noticeable, even if the work is professionally done. Pavers are easier and faster to repair because the damaged stones can be easily removed. The base may need to be readjusted, and the stones to be replaced, which makes the driveway look as good as new.
- You can Walk and Drive on the Pavers right after they are Installed
Unlike concrete that takes days to dry, you can walk on Pavers right after they are installed. This is because there is no curing or drying needed. This makes pavers a great option, especially if you have children or need to have access to your driveway while the repairs are being done.
- Pavers come in a Huge Variety of Designs and Colors
Pavers are concrete pieces that are placed together to make a driveway or patio. This means that your installer can recommended different colors, shapes and designs of pavers for your driveway, patio and walkways. You can have a unique driveway and you can easily create different walking paths in your yard using pavers. Your only limitation is your imagination and the kinds of pavers that is available in your area. Planning and designing a unique paver driveway does take time, so you may want to consult a professional before starting the work on your driveway.
- Stains and Imperfections can be Easily Fixed with Pavers
Spilling oil and other car fluids on concrete can stain the area permanently. This is not a problem with pavers because you can just replace the affected pieces. This makes it easy to have a pristine driveway.
- Pavers offer Better Drainage
Pavers are designed to create a solid surface for you to walk on. The joints that pavers driveways have allow water to drain off fasters than flat concrete does. This helps the pavers last longer than concrete because the water is not sitting on top of the surface and breaking it down. There are also fewer puddles to step in when you are walking around. Some pavers have a slip-resistant coating that is applied to make them even safer to walk and drive on.
Professionally installed pavers driveways can last for years and are easier to fix in the future. Concrete may have been the popular option in the past, but paver driveways and paver patios offer more benefits for the southwest home owners.Tucson Professional Landscaping project managers will be happy to answer any question you have and help you with the design of your new paver patio, driveway and walkway.
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