Paving stone driveways are made of precast pieces of stones that have incorporated many parts to form a solid but supple surface. There are several varieties of materials that can form paving stone and they include limestone, concrete, brick, sandstone, slate, and many others. These materials make up the durable paving stone driveways and can be used to create patios, roads and sidewalks too.
Such paving stone driveways can last more and more even beyond several cold winters and hot summers because of their flexibility. For concrete surfaces, they crack often but paving stones are designed to interlock together giving a flat surface that is hard to crack. Even during cold or hot temperature shift, the high flexibility of the stones make them hard to break. Maintenance and replacements are simple and faster in case of breaking and cracking. Replacement is done by just normally removing the broke stone and putting in another one.
These paving stones used to make the driveways have several benefits over the traditional materials such as asphalt and granite. Several design possibilities on paving stones driveways is attributed to the variety of stone shapes. Several shapes can be combined together to design the best driveway design by using these stones.
The materials used on paving stone driveways are better for all types of environments and places. These materials are best in various seasons since they even allow water and melting snow to pass through them and reach the soil below unlike other materials that do not allow. the soil underneath will get water during rainy seasons and also flood is reduced since the paving stone driveway allows water to flow underneath.
It may seem expensive to build this driveway but if considered well, it is a cheaper option. Even though the initial price for developing this driveway is much, it will be cheap in the long run since it doesn’t need much management and it last for a longer period. Concrete driveway may be cheaper than paving stone driveway when they are being build but the maintenance cost for concrete driveway is much more. The maintenance cost is high since concrete crack often prompting replacement.
When all the materials available for building driveways are weighed, paving stones are the strongest and they hardly crack. You can add sealants to add value to the color of the stones. The only maintenance that may be done on these stones is to just sweep to keep the stones in good health. One can apply cleaning agents in the event that things like grease or oil drip onto the stones.
When building paving stones driveways, it is easy to install and require few materials. Materials that are often required are a shovel, a tape measure, a level, a marker, a rubber hammer, a source material, a spade, and sand.