Reasons to Opt for a Paver Driveway
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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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.