Concrete is the go-to material for driveways. However, that doesn’t mean it is the best option. Poured concrete has a tendency to crack, stain and look rather dull. Repair work to a concrete driveway is also more expensive as it usually requires a complete replacement or resurfacing. Luckily, there is an alternative and driveway pavers are becoming more popular in Australia as their benefits become widely known. If you are in the market for a new driveway, you may want to consider pavers as an attractive and durable alternative to poured concrete.
Concrete Paver Driveways: 5 Advantages
- Variety – Pavers come in a wide variety of shapes, patterns and colours so you have complete creative control over the look of your driveway
- Repairs are Cheap – driveway pavers are like bricks, so if a crack, discolouration or breakage does occur, the individual paver/s can simply be dug out and replaced
- Quick Installation – Pouring concrete requires a window of good weather to cure whereas driveway pavers are ready to go once installed
- Strong – Driveway pavers are incredibly strong and can easily handle the weight of multiple vehicles without cracking or staining
- Low maintenance – An occasional sweep and hose down is all that’s required to keep your paved driveway looking good. Weeds do have a tendency to grow in cracks but they are easily managed if treated early.
What Does a Paved Driveway Cost?
The total cost of a paved driveway will vary depending on the size and style of paver you choose, the quality of the paver and the size of the area that needs to be paved. Most professional paving companies will quote on a per square metre basis, so the best way to get an accurate costing is to arrange for a site visit. If you are in Launceston or any of the surrounding suburbs, contact your local driveway paving contractor – Just Pave – for a free measure and quote.