DRIVE WAY MATERIALS
Are Paver Driveways Durable?Most of the newer homes in my neighborhood have paver driveways. I like the look of this product but is it durable?
-Janet in Prescott
Janet, installed correctly, paver driveways are extremely durable and can last 40 years or more. The interlocking design of a paver driveway creates remarkable load bearing capacity because the weight is spread over a large area. In addition, joints in a paver driveway relieve pressure and can allow the driveway surface to move with, rather than resist, freeze-thaw cycles. Thus cracks are avoided. Paver driveways are low maintenance and easy to care for. An oil spill, for example, can be cleaned –up by simply replacing the one or two affected pavers. Pavers come in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and textures and are surprisingly affordable. They provide a high-end look without a high-end price and can increase the value of your home. Durable and attractive pavers are an excellent choice for a driveway surface.