The benefits of using interlocking bricks or natural stone for your driveway
The Benefits of Interlock Paving your Driveway
Interlock driveways are a beautiful way to say welcome to your guests when they are driving up to your home. They look a lot better than traditional asphalt, and they are an affordable option for creating the perfect curb appeal. Interlock stones are available as concrete, brick and stone pavers, and they are available in many different colours, patterns and textures. When it comes to creating your own style and personalizing your driveway, there is nothing better than choosing interlock pavers.
Permeable concrete interlock paving systems are gaining a huge reputation in the field. They come with 3 benefits including the following:
- Meet storm water management regulations
- Maximum design flexibility
- Easy to repair
Asphalt is a cost-effective option for driveways but it’s really best to choose interlock paving if at all possible. The benefits outweigh the small extra cost and they can last for many, many years. There are a lot of reasons why you should be opting for an interlocking driveway and interlocking walkway, which include the following:
Aesthetically Pleasing Interlocking Bricks
Interlocking bricks are available in a wide range of colours so you’ll be able to choose the one that will highlight your home the best. There are also different patterns and designs to choose from so that you can make your driveway stand apart from all others on your street. Let your driveway and walkway reflect your own style while at the same time improving your home’s curb appeal.
A natural stone driveway looks a lot better than traditional asphalt. It is a solid investment in terms of increasing your home’s resale value and improving the curb appeal. Your driveway and your walkway are going to be making the first impression on potential buyers so make sure that you set the best impression possible right from the start.
These stones are durable and can last for years. This is a major selling feature when you have your home up on the market. You’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of a natural stone driveway yourself before you end up selling your home. Then, when it’s time to put your home up for sale, you can reap the rewards of a faster sale and more money for your property.
Patterns and Design
When you decide to interlock your driveway, you’ll be shown various stones with different dimensions and textures. You can opt for mosaics to make the front entrance of your home stand out even more. You can personalize your driveway to meet the ambience of your home and the rest of the landscape. You can’t do this with asphalt or solid concrete.
Wide Range of Colours
There are so many different coloured stones to choose from. When it comes to asphalt, you only have one colour of choice – black. Make sure you complement your home’s design and colours by choosing the interlock colours that best accent your home. It’s easy to create a look that is harmonious and continuous that ties the entrance together with your house.
Easy Repairs to Interlocking Stones
When it comes to repairs, it’s a lot easier to fix up interlock pavements than it is to repair asphalt or solid concrete driveways. If you happen to spill oil on the driveway, the pavers can be removed easily and then replaced with new ones. When you first get your driveway installed, you’ll be provided with spare stones that you can keep on hand should any need to be replaced in the future.
If you have an asphalt driveway, on the other hand, it can only be patched or completely replaced if it is damaged. If you’ve ever seen a patched asphalt driveway, you know that it doesn’t look very good at all. It’s impossible to get an asphalt driveway looking as good as new when it has been patched and recoated.
The maintenance required for an interlocking driveway is minimal. It involves routine sweeping, and it’s also advised that you hose it down regularly to release any grime and dirt. You should also seal your natural stone driveway every 3 – 4 years. This will prevent the stones from getting mold due to rain and snow and will stop stains from absorbing into the pavers.
This type of driveway also doesn’t tend to develop large cracks and potholes like asphalt does. When you have interlocked stones lining your driveway and walkway, it’s basically set-and-forget and if anything does go wrong, you’ll know that there is an easy fix available. It’s great to know that there will be at least one thing on your property that doesn’t require a lot of maintenance and is simple to fix.
Interlocking stones last a lot longer than a paved driveway with asphalt. Many companies provide a lifetime warranty that is transferable on their pavers, which covers a lot of different issues such as salt resistance. Living in Canada, we need the reassurance that the salt that accumulates our vehicles isn’t going to wreck our driveways. When you’re looking for a durable driveway that can stand the test of time, an interlocking driveway is the way to go. This is one investment that you’ll never regret making in the future.
Interlocking pavers are naturally flexible. They are able to flex as the ground moves during the thawing and freezing cycles that we experience in our climate. In the spring, when everything warms up again, they settle right back into place. The seams that are placed between the stones ensure that the stones themselves don’t end up cracking. Asphalt, on the other hand, tends to move, forming cracks.
When you choose an interlocking driveway, you can rest assured that you have chosen wisely and will be able to enjoy all of the benefits listed above. Increase the value of your home while enjoying the look of the driveway and walkway.
For more information about making your home stand out with a one-of-a-kind, unique driveway that complements your home’s style and colour, please visit www.egeinterlock.com or feel free to call us at 416-887-0884.