When someone is considering getting their driveway done these days, it’s not just a simple call to a local paving company to come and blacktop your driveway anymore. While that may be a solution for some, a block paving driveway could be something else to consider.
Block paving was introduced somewhere around the 1980’s and has become more and more popular through the years. Instead of just getting concrete poured or blacktop put down, block paving can give a driveway a more elegant look. While the choice of blocks used to mean picking out bricks that came in a small variety of colors, you can now choose from hundreds if not thousands of choices in today’s market.
One of the choices you may consider is whether you want concrete blocks or clay blocks. While concrete blocks may be a bit cheaper, clay blocks will be available in a wider variety of colors. Concrete blocks can come in different shapes and include textured blocks. The color of any clay blocks will not fade, whereas concrete blocks will fade over time. Concrete blocks will likely last 20 years or more. Clay blocks may outlast your whole generation and even the generation after that.
Over the past decade imported stone paving has become more popular as well. Natural stone block paving looks to be one of the growing trends in the paving industry and can make your driveway even more elegant looking and stylish than ever.
Whatever color you may have in mind for your block paving driveway please just let us know and we can try to accommodate you. Choosing the right color is a matter of personal choice, as what makes one person happy could make another person quiver, so choosing the right color for you is important. When you do choose a color scheme try to make it fit in with the environment. If you find that the color you want clashes with the rest of the property you may want to reassess your choice. Of course if the color is the same or too similar to the surroundings, it may be hard to tell where the driveway begins and ends as well. Keep in mind that light colored blocks will be more likely to get stained or marked than darker colors.
When interested in a block paving driveway it is also good to keep in mind that you can order a monotone or multicolored path as well. Multicolored blocks can be used to supply more style to your driveway and can include two or three or more different colors for one driveway. They can also be done with the edges made up of one color while the center could be a totally different color.
The style is something to think about as well. Blocks can be of the standard rectangular variety or decorative. The other choices are Olde World Tumbled, which give the feeling of an older hand made product, and Special Applications which are normally used for non-residential purposes.
Whatever your choice is we can help. Contact us today to see what options are available for your block paving driveway and how we can help you get the perfect driveway for you.
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