The most high traffic area of a home is often located outside and is referred to, obviously, as the driveway. This point of access to either a garage, carport or front of a home sees traffic daily as occupants enter and exit the premises. Not only are the homeowners in and out, often multiple times a day, but visitors, mail and package delivery in addition to many others who will also utilize this short roadway add additional wear and tear on the surface selected.
Common elements used for the surface of a driveway include asphalt or concrete but brick pavers provide the best alternative in more ways than one. While these options may initially seem appealing because of their lower price point, the long-term advantages of a professionally installed hardscape surface far outweigh any apparent cost saving advantages.
Even mortar-set bricks, which are often even more expensive than interlocking paving stones cannot achieve the same reliability and durability of our surfaces. The limited design capabilities of mortar-set opportunities create a shortfall for those wishing to make an impression through their brick driveway with enhanced curb appeal. Load-capacity and durability gurantees also limit any other available options.
A cookie-cutter grey concrete slab doesn’t present an inviting impression for what many will have as their first glimpse of your home. Instead, a variety of colors and design capabilities can be utilized through the installment of interlocking paving stones. Also, concrete will crack and need to be replaced or re-paved at some point in the future. Neither will happen when selecting a professional hardscape which comes with a guarantee for life, unlike any poured concrete.
Like concrete, asphalt will also crack and break apart in addition to being vulnerable to more damage and impressions caused by both extreme heat and cold temperatures. These deficiencies can be avoided by selecting an eye-appealing design and opportunity from a hardscape. Asphalt pavement distresses can limit the time for which selecting this option becomes financially beneficial. While savings may occur at first, the expenses associated with repair and replacement add up quickly.
Both options must also curate and are not accessible after installation. For the primary access point and highest traffic area of your home, having to avoid this space for any amount of time is only an inconvenience. Utilizing the hardscape interlocking pavers, enjoyment and immediate use with access capabilities are instantaneous.
The experts at AMK Hardscapes can provide you with the best option for your driveway needs. Our associates can help ensure that you not only receive the best service possible but also are aware of the implications your hardscapes may have on the cost analysis of a property. Further, they are willing and ready to assist with any number of paver options for other areas of your home, including walkways, patios, and walled landscaping opportunities. Whether you need an explanation for a recommended surface type or are ready to move forward on a hardscaping project the AMK experts are ready and willing to assist. Call 303-525-8601 or contact us to inquire about an estimate.