In every neighbourhood, some homes command more attention than others. Eye-catching aspects of these homes might be an individual item or a combination of items, including a beautiful front porch, an interesting garage door, breathtaking landscaping, interesting walkways or eye-popping driveways.
Your driveway literally and figuratively welcomes your family and visitors to your home. There are several ways to make your driveway more appealing, becoming the envy of your neighbourhood.
Upgrade Your Driveway
If your driveway has degraded beyond washing, repair or refurbishing, it might be time to upgrade your old driveway. Some options you might consider are paver driveways, which give you a wide variety of options when it comes to colour, size and design. From orderly horizontal placement, artistic circles and patterns in offset colours, or designs using a combination of pavers and grass, stone pavers can really make your driveway stand out.
Paver stone driveways add a touch of elegance and refinement to any home. A paver stone driveway provides, not only curb appeal and home value, but it’s a statement of taste and sophistication. They come in a wide range of stain-resistant materials that can be paired with your current landscape. They create an exquisite visual look of the property and require minimal maintenance. Stone pavers can withstand the change of climate during the different seasons. This is particularly important considering the harsh winters in Ontario.
Stone pavers come in a variety of styles and looks such as: Classic, Modern, Traditional, Sophisticated, Clean, Patterned and Colourful.
The History of Pavers
Pavers were originally made of clay and natural stone, but in the 1940s manufacturers started making them of cement aggregate. Aggregate is the combination of cement and rock material. As the process improved over time, manufacturers have been able to use more large cement pieces and less water to make paving stones one of the most durable materials on the market today.
Here are some of the reasons why installing stone pavers will create driveway envy:
They are Beautiful
Pavers are not only beautiful; they add a touch of elegance and old-world charm, creating something stunning to admire.
Pavers won’t Crack
If there is any movement in the earth, pavers won’t crack leaving ugly crack lines in your driveway. Pavers are designed to move and flex because there is a layer of sand in between each paver. This prevents cracking, and many pavers come with a lifetime warranty.
Pavers are Easy to Maintain
There is little human interaction required once stone pavers are installed on your driveway because they are easy to maintain. You can easily remove dirt and stains from pavers by cleaning with a simple solution. If you use paver sealer, you can remove stains by using water only.
Replacing Pavers is Easy
If one or more stone pavers are damaged for whatever reason, pavers can easily be replaced without redoing the entire driveway. With pavers, you can replace the single damaged paver without impacting the rest of the space. This makes maintenance projects quick and inexpensive.
Strength & Durability
You get the beauty of both with stone pavers, strength and durability to last many years. Pavers are exceedingly durable and can hold the weight of a heavy truck driving up and down on them. They are designed to withstand the test of time.
Get Some Envy
When you’re creating a stunning landscaping project for your driveway, it also becomes a personal reflection of your taste and style. Professional companies have design experts who can help you to select the perfect paving stones that will provide you with an individual look. When you install stone pavers, you’ll enjoy the elegance plus ease of maintenance for a stunning look of envy in the neighbourhood.