For many years, concrete slabs have been the most common choice for the construction of driveways. However, if you have recently discovered that your driveway is in need of replacing, you may want to consider all of the options that are available to you. The fact is that concrete driveways do not meet the needs and desires of all homeowners who may find concrete to be a bland option that does not make their home stand out in their neighborhood. If this is the way you have been feeling, you will be happy to learn that there are a variety of options available to you for the rebuilding of your driveway, one of them being the use of cobblestone driveway pavers.
For the homeowner who is looking to make their home unique, and increase its curb appeal, cobblestone could be the ideal driveway option. Cobblestone pavers come in a variety of colors, and can be installed in any unique pattern in a way that can match your personality, complement your style, and make your home stand out. However, there are also many practical benefits that cobblestone paver driveways can provide over concrete driveways. Here are just a few of these benefits that cobblestone paver driveways can provide you with.
Cobblestone pavers are extremely strong and durable. They can withstand the weight of a vehicle over a long period of time without cracking or becoming damaged. Additionally, they can withstand the elements, and will go years without needing replacement in even harsh environments. This longevity and durability of cobblestone pavers can be seen in cobblestone roads around the world that have withstood the test of time, including roads in Europe which are hundreds of years old that are still in use today.
Another benefit of cobblestone pavers is that they can be sealed using a paver sealer to make them resistant against stains. Staining is a common problem with concrete driveways, as oil spills, tire marks, and various leaks from vehicles can easily discolor concrete. With concrete driveways, these stains can be extremely difficult to remove, requiring a great deal of scrubbing to hopefully remove the stain. Fortunately, this is a less likely scenario with cobblestone, as cobblestone driveways are much more difficult to stain once they have been sealed. Additionally, any spills that do occur can be easily removed due to the simplicity of repairing cobblestone paver driveways.
An additional problem with concrete driveways is that they can be extremely difficult to repair. Should a concrete driveway become damaged, cracked, and/or discolored, driveway replacement is usually the only way to return your driveway to its previous look and strength; however, this is not the case with paver driveways. While pavers are extremely durable, should one of your pavers become damaged or stained, the individual paver can be easily removed or replaced. This makes maintaining a cobblestone paver driveway much simpler, easier, and more cost-effective over the long-term. Should your driveway begin to look worn down, replacing individual pavers can return it to its original glory without having to replace your entire driveway.
As you can see, just because concrete driveways are the most popular driveway option, this does not necessarily make them the superior option as there are many ways in which cobblestone pavers can prove to be the better choice. From giving you more freedom of design, to being the more durable and cost-effective option over time, there are many reasons why homeowners choose cobblestone over concrete driveways. Contact us to learn more about the benefits of concrete paver driveways, as well as to learn about the other alternatives there are to concrete for the construction of your new driveway.