Brick paver driveways are the pinnacle of curb appeal. They look stunning in nearly every color, shape, style and design. Because brick pavers are considered a ‘luxury’ item, many homeowners opt for concrete driveways instead. However, the benefits of brick paver driveways greatly outweigh any potential downsides. Let’s take a look at the advantages of brick paving for driveways.
Brick Paver Driveways Are Stain-Resistant and Slip-Resistant
The textured surface of brick pavers makes them ideal for walkways, pathways and driveways. You don’t have to worry about slipping on slick, damp concrete. You can walk along your driveway even after a rain storm. If you get sealed brick pavers, you don’t have to worry about driveway stains. The oil that would normally stain a concrete driveway will fleck off a brick paver.
Brick Pavers Are Highly Durable
Brick pavers are built to stand the test of time. The weight of your vehicle and the shifting from the ground below is not an issue for a brick paver driveway. If you’re worried about the upfront cost of brick paving, you’ll be pleased to know that the investment pays off. Your driveway will last longer than concrete and will be easy to repair, saving you significant money in the long run.
Brick Paver Driveways Are Easy to Repair
Brick paver driveways are much easier to repair than concrete. In most cases, all it takes is adjusting the existing brick pavers. If some of the pavers need to be replaced though, that is a quick swap-out. You don’t have to get an entirely new driveway like you would with concrete.
Brick Pavers Enhance Curb Appeal (And Could Increase Your Home Value!)
In many communities, having a brick paver driveway could enhance the value of your home. This is not the case for all areas, but it certainly will not hurt your home’s value. The brick pavers will boost the curb appeal of the home, and they add a unique dose of personality. You won’t get that with a standard concrete driveway.
Brick Paver Driveways Stand up to Shifting Soil
The ground in Michigan is more susceptible to shifting than in many other areas of the country. That is because of the high volume of sand in the soil. Most driveway materials crack over time because of this shifting, and the freeze/thaw cycle that happens in the winter. That is not the case with brick pavers. Your driveway will continue to look great for years to come, regardless of what Mother Nature throws its way.
Brick Pavers…They Just Look Good
At the end of the day, you can’t beat the beauty of a brick paver driveway. If you have a matching walkway or porch, that’s even better! The brick pavers here at N&M Restoration would be happy to design your dream driveway with you. Give us a call at (586) 350-5824 to schedule your complimentary consultation. We look forward to working with you.