Paver Driveway Installation

Are you looking to upgrade your driveway? In recent years, many people have been opting for a paver driveway instead of the traditional and bland asphalt. Below are some reasons explaining why you should consider a paver driveway for your Middlesex County, NJ home.

Reasons to Opt for a Paver Driveway

  1. Beauty & Unlimited Style Options: It may seem as though the main reason a paver patio is becoming more popular than asphalt is because of their beauty. While this is true, in the long run, pavers outperform asphalt in many other ways as well. This includes strength, durability, flexibility, and versatility. Pavers come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures, suitable for crafting a unique project that will reflect your personal style and preferences.
  2. Versatility of Pavers: When it comes to customizing a driveway, or any other hardscaping project, pavers can do magic. The finish of the paver is as important to the character of the driveway as the color. With paver finishes, you can choose the exact look and feel of your driveway, including textured, traditional, cobbled, or antiqued finishes. These options allow you to recreate an old-world European look for your rustic landscape design, or add a strictly contemporary appearance. Pavers can be laid in different patterns, including the popular herringbone, ashlar and running bond, which can also be used to create inlays and borders, and accent certain areas. With asphalt, chances are you’ll end up with a driveway that looks the same as everyone else’s. With a well done paver driveway, it becomes an attractive centerpiece.
  3. Durability: If properly installed, asphalt can last approximately 20 years. However, it needs to be regularly sealed (at least once a year) to prevent moisture penetrating the surface and causing cracks. Asphalt is very high maintenance, and regular exposure to UV rays will not only cause fading, but also damage to the point that it needs to be replaced. As one of the cheapest options available, asphalt is prone to cracking and general degradation. If the driveway starts showing cracks, you’ll need to have them repaired immediately, regardless of how small they are. If the cracks expand, you may ultimately have to replace the entire driveway. Concrete pavers are manufactured using advanced technologies and are up to 4 times stronger than poured concrete. One of the biggest benefits of a paver driveway is that it can last 30 years or more with minimum maintenance. Even if there is some part of the driveway that shows signs of damage, individual pavers can be replaced quickly, easily, and at a very low cost.
  4. Pavers are Eco-friendly: Another great perk of a paver driveway is its drainage capabilities. Permeable pavers, for example, improve the drainage of your entire property, and reduce the risk of flooding. Permeable pavers allow rainwater to penetrate into the soil below, keeping water off the driveway. This results in less water runoff and fewer pollutants being carried into streams, rivers, and lakes.

Looking to have a Paver Driveway Installed in the Middlesex County Area?

Jireh Landscaping and Tree Service has been a full service residential and commercial tree or stump removal, landscaping and hardscaping, mulching, sod seeding, top soil, fertilization, pruning, decorative stone, fall and spring cleanup, weed control, lawn aeration and gutter cleaning company in Central NJ operating since 1995. We serve the Middlesex County, New Jersey area in towns such as North Brunswick, South Brunswick, Edison, Old Bridge, and many more.

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Paver Patio Installation in Middlesex County

Have you been debating whether to get a paver patio or concrete slab patio? Paver patios have gained in popularity in recent years because of their high appeal. Many people are replacing concrete slab patios to install the better paver patio. Let’s go through some of the top reasons explaining why  a paver patio is becoming so common.

Reasons to Consider a Paver Patio

 
  1. Lower Costs for Material & Installation: The cost of concrete pavers are much less than other types of paving products because they are manufactured with machines as compared to other naturally occurring products. Concrete pavers are usually less expensive than clay pavers, granite pavers or sandstone pavers. When considering maintenance and replacement costs, concrete pavers are an economical long-term alternative to other types of paving options. For very small and simple projects cost can be lowered even by a home owner installing the paver patio themselves.
  2. Varieties of Shapes and Colors: Concrete pavers come in an endless number of styles and color possibilities, giving you many options for your paver patio. Concrete pavers are manufactured to look like natural paving materials. Some of the different styles include stone-like pavers and clay brick-like pavers. Light colored pavers offer a cooler surface. The earth tone colors harmonize with any decor, blending naturally into the landscape, and providing elegance, grace, beauty, and functionality. The same project can use two or more different colors of concrete pavers in addition to a mix of different textures.
  3. Durability & Flexibility: Concrete pavers are manufactured in a steel mold under exacting factory conditions & tight dimensional tolerances, resulting in a paver patio that is many times stronger than regular poured concrete and more durable than black asphalt. They can withstand years of abuse and last for generations. In addition these interlocking paving units allows for expansion and contraction without producing surface cracks unlike monolithic concrete surfaces and stamped concrete. Each unit has joints that allow for a small amount of movement without cracking.
  4. Very Easy Maintenance: A paver patio is low-maintenance and offers lower life-cycle costs than any other paving products (such as Asphalt, poured concrete, and stamped concrete). Paver patios are easily kept by regular sweeping and occasional rinsing. Tough stains can be removed with a power washer with appropriate cleaning solutions or a simple spot treatment with a brush, cleaning solvent, and water. Pavers can be repaired by lifting the affected area, regrading and compacting the base and bedding sand and reinstalling the same pavers. It is an inexpensive procedure that leaves no unsightly repair patches.
  5. More Weather Resistant: Paver Patios can be in any climate and can be walked on right after installation. Cracking, which is common with traditional asphalt and concrete pavements, is not a issue with interlocking concrete pavers because of the joints between the pavers. Interlocking concrete pavers are a flexible system and allow for movement, they are almost indestructible, the pavement system moves in unison with the earth’s usual tendency to swell and contract over the long term thus avoiding any serious damage. Wind, rain, and snow won’t break down these bad boys.

Looking for Expert Paver Patio Installation in Middlesex County?

Jireh Landscaping and Tree Service has been a full service residential and commercial tree or stump removal, landscaping and hardscaping, mulching, sod seeding, top soil, fertilization, pruning, decorative stone, fall and spring cleanup, weed control, lawn aeration and gutter cleaning company in Central NJ operating since 1995. We serve the Middlesex County, New Jersey area in towns such as North Brunswick, South Brunswick, Edison, Old Bridge, and many more.

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