If you have been contemplating redoing your driveway, perhaps you are wondering what option you should go with. There are many available kinds of driveways for you to choose between, including concrete, brick, pavement, paver, cobblestone, and more. While we don’t offer every kind that exists, we do offer concrete and paver driveways. Even deciding between these two options can be a daunting task, so we have broken down some of the pros and cons of both types to make your decision as stress-free as possible.
Concrete driveways are notably the most popular choice for driveway material. Check out some examples of concrete driveways and other concrete work we have done here.
With concrete driveways being the most popular option amongst homeowners, it makes sense that there are several positives to this material. This is one of the most cost-effective choices when it comes to driveway materials, and it won’t break the bank when you need to maintain it. It also has unmatched durability, lasting through many harsh conditions. Concrete is also fairly customizable, as it can be stamped or dyed to become cohesive with any design style the house may be. With this many positives, it seems like there could be nothing wrong with this option, right?
While not many negatives exist for concrete driveways, one notable one is the tendency to crack, split, or warp in extreme cold. Here in Las Vegas, that is not much of a concern, but it is still worth noting. Concrete driveways can also stain easily, and may present some difficulty when it comes to removing these stains.
Paver driveways consist of, you guessed it, pavers. These pavers, however, can be brick, concrete, or natural stone. Check out some examples of paver driveways and other paver stone work we have done here.
There are many positives to paver driveways. Since there is such a wide variety of materials that pavers can be made from, there is also a wide variety of available colors. This allows for a tremendous amount of customization with these driveways, as patterns can be created by arranging pavers in many various ways, or colors chosen to match the facade of your home. In addition, these driveways often withstand the test of time quite well, lasting for years, with minimal upkeep necessary. Paver driveways are a great option to boost the curb appeal of your house, and serve as a great eye-catching element of design.
The most notable downfall of paver driveways is the cost. These kinds of driveways are often an investment, and while it is worth it given how durable they are and how much value they add to your home, it can be difficult not knowing exactly how much one of these driveways costs until you pick out what kind of paver and design you would like.
Do you still have questions about the various driveway materials? Are you ready to start your driveway project? Contact our concrete and paver experts!