Concrete, Clay, or Natural Stone: Choose the Best Material for Your Driveway Paving03 September 2019
You want your home and property to look attractive. This includes your driveway. It may be one of the first things people notice as they approach your house. A paved driveway looks nice and will not damage your vehicles. There are several types of material you can choose to pave your driveway.
If you are on a budget, concrete may be the best material to pave your driveway. It costs less than clay or natural stone. You may be able to choose your concrete pavers from a variety of colours and styles. Concrete is durable and can handle heavy loads. You may want to choose concrete if you will be parking a motor home or a caravan on your driveway.
Concrete driveways do not require much maintenance, but you should periodically clean the driveway. You can use a stiff brush and a hose to do this. If you use a concrete sealer on the driveway annually, you can keep it in good condition. A concrete driveway that is properly maintained may last for 25 years.
If you decide to have your driveway paved with clay, the clay pavers may look like bricks. One advantage of a clay driveway is that it is easy to fix. If one paver becomes damaged, you can simply replace one paver instead of the whole driveway. The colour on the pavers will not fade, and they do not need to be sealed.
A clay driveway may cost more than a concrete driveway initially. However, a clay driveway requires less maintenance. A clay driveway is unlikely to crack because the pavers will adjust to movement of the earth beneath the driveway.
If you decide to have your driveway paved with natural stone, you have several options. Bluestone and slate are durable stones that can stand up under the weight of vehicles.
Granite is another durable natural stone that can be used for driveway paving. It comes in a variety of light and dark colours. You may be able to choose a colour that matches the colour of your home. The variations of colours in natural stone will help hide marks and stains on the driveway.
If one stone in the driveway is damaged, it can easily be replaced.
Get in touch with EB Landscaping for assistance in choosing the best material for your driveway paving. Our experienced employees will meet with you to find out what type of materials and budget will work best for you. We will provide you with a paved driveway that enhances the appearance of your home.
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