The driveway provides the entry to your home, and it’s usually the first thing that people see when they enter your property. Choosing the right driveway can feel like a daunting decision, especially when there are so many types of materials and stones out there. It helps to have a little guidance so you can find something that’s right for you. With paving stone driveways you can create a timeless and elegant look to match your home.
When choosing the paving stone any of the many types of paving stone driveways it's important to pick a stone that is meant for vehicle traffic. Because a driveway will likely have very heavy vehicles on it you need to pick a paving stone that can handle the weight. For example, some larger paving stones are more likely to crack and would not be a good choice. Other stones are specifically made thicker to be used in areas that will have vehicle traffic. Doing the research beforehand to make the right choice can save you a lot of headache in the future.
Once you have chosen your stone and the pattern you would like it in the installation process can begin. With driveways it is important to make sure that your prep work is done properly so you have a proper foundation to place you paving stones on. The area needs to be excavated deeper so a proper amount of road base can be placed and compacted before the paving stone work is done. With your sub grade completed to proper industry standards it will last for ages without problems of sinking or shifting.
Once we are ready to place the paving stones we will make sure extra attention is made to ensure the stones are all placed square with each other and any surrounding features. It's important that this done so your finished product looks every bit as great as it should. Border pieces will also be cut precisely to make for a tight fit. With the border done properly your driveway will look clean and finished from end to end.
After the paving stones are all placed it is time to fill the spaces between them with jointing sand. A polymeric joint sand can be used to reduce the future maintenance needs of your driveway. Polymeric jointing sands when installed correctly stiffen between the stones. This stops the possibility of weeds growing between the stones and ants from digging through. For more information: