Concrete pavers offer plentiful design options. They can be treated to mimic cobblestones, bricks, travertine, and other substances. Additionally, you can create many things with these blocks, such as a fire pit, retaining wall, seating platform, garden edge, and patio. Concrete pavers are also ideal for a driveway. Consider the following benefits these blocks offer.
Durable and Low Maintenance
Concrete pavers create durable and low-maintenance driveways that can carry massive vehicles. Because the paver surface consists of separate blocks, it doesn't crack like solid concrete and asphalt after minor earth movements. Each paver can shift slightly as they're not set in mortar. These pavers can also endure harsh weather and temperature changes.
Easy to Repair
Concrete pavers also easy to repair. If individual blocks break or become damaged, you can pull them out and place new ones. You don't have to disrupt the rest of the surface as you do with asphalt and continuous concrete slabs.
Pooling water on concrete and asphalt can erode the surface, wearing it down prematurely. However, pavers don't suffer the same fate as the cleft between each one lets rain pass to the sand and gravel subbase. In this way, pavers offer natural drainage. Your driveway will also be safer without slippery puddles forming when it rains.
Concrete pavers are convenient as you don't have to wait for the area to cure as you do with asphalt and concrete. The pavers have been cured beforehand. A masonry expert pours the cement and colouring pigments into moulds for them to set. Thus, they're already hard by the time they're laid on the driveway, allowing you to walk on the surface almost immediately. Additionally, it can be tricky for contractors to pour a concrete slab, as they have to wait for the right conditions before they start. The temperature needs to be just right for it to cure.
Thus, concrete pavers offer several benefits for a driveway. They're durable and can withstand heavy vehicles and harsh weather, and the surface won't crack like solid concrete and asphalt tend to. Additionally, concrete pavers don't need much maintenance. If any become damaged, you can simply pull them out and replace individual blocks. Because interlocking pavers let rainwater drain naturally, you won't have to put up with dangerous pooling. Additionally, after installation, you can use the surface quickly rather than waiting days for it to cure.