It is a tough decision when it comes to driveway pavers. It is a costly task and you really have to choose taking into account the lifespan of different materials, the durability, the maintenance, etc. Today we shall compare concrete driveway pavers vs stamped concrete to see the pros and cons of the two.
Concrete driveway pavers vs stamped concrete – appearance and installation
Without any doubt, the driveway will significantly contribute to your curb appeal. In terms of design driveway pavers offer a uniform appearance and different design options. The pavers can be laid in various patterns and increase the aesthetic value of a driveway as they are offered in a big variety of colors, shapes and sizes. This provides the opportunity to mix different colors and patterns and create a design that will suit to the house architecture.
Stamped concrete driveways can imitate any material – cobblestone, brick, natural slate, stone, etc. It has a huge decorative value and is offered in many patterns, textures and colors. You can customize the color of your driveway so that it suits and complements the exterior design of your home.
Installation of pavers has a higher cost, but in a long term it pays off as they are an excellent choice if you are looking for durability and easy maintenance. Whether you lay the pavers as a DIY project or hire professionals, you will definitely have a driveway to be proud of.
Stamped concrete offers a quicker installation process as the material can be poured into place without the need to lift and place individual pavers. This saves time, labor and of course, money.
Durability and maintenance
Concrete driveway pavers are very durable and require a minimum of maintenance provided they are installed properly. They are resistant to cracking and are easily replaced, if necessary. You need to sweep the dirt regularly clean them from stains with water and cleaning solution.
Stamped concrete is not so resistant to cracking over time, due to heavy load or temperature changes. It is very difficult to replace a part of it with a new piece, and match it exactly in color and pattern. Enjoy the gallery below and choose your pattern and style!