For some time, pavers have been a popular material used in hardscaping structures. At Hinkle Hardscapes, we love creating beautiful paver patios for homeowners in Kansas City and the surrounding areas. Now, there is a new trend in the hardscaping industry, the use of pavers to create unique and durable driveways. Are you looking for a surefire way to amp up the curb appeal of your home? Here is everything you need to know about adding a paver driveway to your outdoor space.
What Are Pavers?
Pavers are constructed from interlocking stones to create the pattern of your choice. Interlocking pavers can be constructed from a wide variety of natural or manmade stones. Options include cobblestone, setts, belgian blocks, tiles, flagstone and bricks.
Paver driveways are a moderately priced hardscaping option. Typically, installation of pavers costs between $15 and $20 per square foot.
How Durable Are Paver Driveways?
Since driveways endure the weight of vehicles day in and day out, many homeowners have concerns the durability of pavers. When installing a new driveway, you want to know you have chosen materials that will last for years after installation, even with heavy use. Paver driveways have shown themselves to be incredibly durable, able to withstand heavy traffic and the extreme weather we often experience here in the midwest.
These driveways are also incredibly low maintenance, needing very little upkeep over the course of their life.
Should I Hire a Professional or DIY My Paver Driveway?
When installing a hardscaping structure as large as driveway, the cost of labor can cause some homeowners to question the necessity of hiring a professional. In the age of Pinterest, do-it-yourself living has become a popular choice for home improvement projects of varying calibers.
Unfortunately, the costs of a poorly installed paver driveway simply isn’t worth the potential savings of taking this project on yourself. In order to guarantee a long life, the ground must be prepared by knowledgeable professionals before the stone is put in place. Additionally, since professionals typically buy materials in large quantities, they are able to source pavers for your space at a wholesale price, saving you money in the long run.
Why Should I Choose Hinkle Hardscapes to Install My Paver Driveway?
Choosing the right contractor for your next hardscaping project is a tough decision. At Hinkle Hardscapes, our team members have all received the training needed to prepare them for creating durable paver driveways for homeowners in Kansas City and the surrounding areas. Each patio installation specialist has been certified by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and the Pave Tech Advanced Paver Installation Course.
To get started designing your paver driveway, call (816) 608-8870 or click here to speak with a member of the Hinkle Hardscapes team.