The driveway is an important part of the exterior of any home. A well-designed and maintained driveway adds function and curb appeal to your home. Most homeowners and business owners choose asphalt paving as an economical yet appealing way to enhance the look of their driveway with very little maintenance.
Whether we’re repairing asphalt, sealing, coating, repairing blacktop, replacing your driveway or paving we aren’t satisfied until you are. Belgium block is quarried stone cut into rough, rectangular shapes used extensively for municipal curbing, driveways and landscaping applications. Belgium block was once widely used to pave streets and can still be found in some cities hundreds of years after installation, proving its superb durability. A Plus will incorporate Land Design to work with pitch of a property for custom driveways.
A gravel driveway, if installed properly, can last up to 5 to even 10 years with regular upkeep and maintenance. The variation in age can be determined by the amount of slope on your driveway if any, the amount of curves in your driveway, the stability of the sub-grade, and the climate you live in.
Brick Driveway Paving
Bricks are not a good choice for driveway paving materials. Only about 5-10% of Connecticut homes use this material for new driveways. Brick driveways are laid on top of a 4-inch poured concrete foundation and fastened with mortar.Mortar and the concrete foundation are both prone to cracking, especially when the weight of a vehicle is on them. Bricks are not the same as paving stones. Pavers are made from concrete and can take more weight than traditional clay bricks.
Bricks are just a bad, all-around choice for driveway paving that end up with a premium cost around $30/sq. ft.
Concrete Driveway Paving
Approximately 50% of newly installed driveways in Connecticut and surrounding areas are made of poured concrete. This driveway paving method ranges from a standard, poured application or stamped concrete.Stamped concrete driveways are only cosmetically different than traditional poured concrete driveways to try to imitate paving stone driveways. In some instances, this imitation could even be more costly than pavers. The cost for most concrete driveway paving applications ranges around $7.50/sq. ft. Concrete driveways will only last for 10-20 years and are extremely likely to develop cracks, even within months of installation.Especially here in New England cold. In fact, the installation of concrete driveways actually plans for this cracking by placing expansion joints to try to direct the crack when it happens along a defined line. Concrete can also chip which cannot be easily repaired without noticing unsightly patches.
Pavingstone Driveway Paving
This material is becoming increasingly more popular as driveway paving material, particularly in Southern Connecticut. Approximately 40% of new driveway installations use interlocking paving stones (pavers). The cost of pavingstone driveways is just slightly higher than most concrete driveways, but pavers offer a number of fantastic features other driveway paving materials do not. For a starting cost of approximately $8.50/sq. ft., paving stone driveways offer the strongest material you can park or drive on.