Looking To Add A Paver Driveaway To Your Home?
Paver Driveaway makes a great addition to any home. Envisioning Green's landscape design team can design your Paver Driveaway.
If you’re replacing your driveway (or installing a new one), we want to share the information on (and benefits of) paver driveways. When installing them, it’s important to choose a professional company that has experience to do them correctly. At Envisioning Green, we have just that.
While pavers may not currently be the first choice for driveways, they’re definitely one of the best. They are not only beautiful to look at but that are also incredibly durable and perfect for the changing climates of the St. Louis metro area. Look at many of the roads in Europe and you’ll see pavers, why? Because, when installed properly, they can stand the test of time. With the correct laying pattern, the pavers interlock creating one of the most durable surfaces ever.
Additionally, they are great for the changes in climates that the St. Louis area is known for. Because they aren’t one solid surface, they have a little more give than your traditional concrete driveway and can withstand the freeze and thaw that comes to the area.
When it comes to paver driveway installation, there are a few key things to keep in mind.
- The first step is to choose the right pavers for your project. There are a wide variety of pavers available, from natural stone to concrete blocks, so it’s important to choose the material that best fits your needs and budget.
- Once you’ve chosen your pavers, the next step is to prepare the area for installation. This typically involves excavating the area to a certain depth, laying down a base layer of gravel or sand, and then laying down the pavers in the desired pattern. It’s important to ensure that the surface is level and stable, as this will help to prevent shifting or cracking over time.
One of the advantages of paver driveways is that they are relatively low maintenance. Unlike traditional concrete or asphalt driveways, pavers are resistant to cracking and can be easily replaced if they become damaged or stained. Additionally, paver driveways are resistant to moisture and are less likely to develop potholes or other types of damage. An add on service to your paver driveway would be the heating elements that would make your paver driveway even less maintenance. These elements help to melt the ice that may accumulate on your driveway in the winter months, thus eliminating much of the need for ice melt and shoveling.
Overall, paver driveways are a beautiful and durable option for homeowners looking to add curb appeal and value to their homes. With the right materials and installation techniques, a paver driveway can provide years of reliable and attractive service.
Why Choose Envisioning Green?
One of the key benefits of choosing our company for your paver driveway installation is our commitment to quality workmanship. Our team of highly skilled and experienced professionals will work with you to design a custom driveway that meets your unique needs and preferences. We use only the highest quality materials and installation techniques to ensure that your paver driveway is not only beautiful, but also durable and long-lasting.
When you choose Envisioning Green for your paver driveway installation, you can sleep easily knowing that your home is in good hands. Our team will treat your home and neighborhood like it’s our own.
Paver FAQs & Myths
Clay pavers are made with real clay that is mixed, extruded and baked in a kiln at very high temperatures and concrete pavers are made with a special blend of concrete and coloring that is compacted at very high pressures in a special machine.
There is very little difference between pavers in general. The important difference is the maker of the pavers. Paving materials can vary from one manufacturer to next. The qualities that make a paver perfect are its compressive strength, water absorption rate and abrasion index.
No, that is one of the long term benefits to installing Flexible paving. Because all interlocking paving is flexible it can also resist cracking. This is especially beneficial in California which has very expansive soils.
Interlocking paving is a misleading term. What actually constitutes interlocking is really a dynamic function containing three different components. They are “rotational interlock” (resistance to tipping) “horizontal interlock” (resistance to spreading) “vertical interlock (resistance to sinking)”. So, that means for lasting quality you need good containment, good sub base and proper paver thickness. Thicker pavers for driveways thinner pavers for patios.
Yes, it protects it from leaky cars that might leave oil stains and it stays cleaner for much longer if you seal it right away before it has a chance to get stained. Remember when it’s sealed it only takes a hose to clean it off. We use breathable type sealers that protect against just about anything.
In most situations faded concrete can be renewed by recoloring it using various Tints & Stains.
Belgard pavers installed by an Authorized Belgard Contractor have a cost similar to stamped concrete. Landscaping, unlike drapes and other expensive interior additions, can add on average of 15% to your homes’ value in curb appeal alone. Belgard Pavers include a lifetime warranty, easy repair, and a valuable unique look.
Belgard Pavers are actually 3 times stronger than concrete. Belgard Pavers are even used on airport taxi runways and rail box car storage because they are so much stronger and durable than concrete.
The life expectancy of Belgard Pavers is 40 years with little to NO maintenance if installed by an Authorized Belgard Contractor. The professional installation includes a warranty which is in effect for as long as you own the home.
Belgard Pavers Authorized Contractors include a 5 year warranty for their base work. If a base is installed properly the first time, it is unusual for it to shift much over the lifetime of the pavers. In the event that some shifting does occur, pavers can be easily repaired since they are set in a mortar less system.
Pavers laid by an Authorized Belgard Contractor can be cleared of snow with a regular plow or snow blade as the surface will be even. Belgard Concrete Pavers have salt tolerances that make them hold up better than concrete. Snow will melt faster because it can breathe through the joints of the pavers. Water will also drain down so it will be less likely to be slick.
Pavers are actually suited much better than concrete in freeze and thaw since they are flexible like asphalt. In Canada and many European countries that have a similar climate they use little to no concrete since it will crack in freeze thaw climates.
Pavers around pools are no hotter on the feet than stamped or regular concrete and actually provide a much more slip resistant surface. Pavers allow drainage and some even have a textured surface on top that can be an added safety benefit.
Polymeric sand, which takes the place of regular sand has glue in the mix and will not allow weeds, insects or wash-out of sand from between the joints.
Many Authorized Belgard Paver Contractors will do small repairs at no charge if the issue is due to their installation. Patterns are usually very easy to follow and you can simply reuse the same pavers. It is actually much simpler than concrete since it is a mortar less system.