It wasn’t long ago when deciding on a driveway material was easy: asphalt or concrete. Today, the “concrete” choice has expanded to include an astounding array of decorative options. Sometimes referred to as a cement driveway or as painted concrete, decorative concrete is one of the most reasonable ways to spruce up the entrance to your home.
Although plain gray concrete is still installed most often, more people are catching on to the dazzling effects possible with decorative concrete-and seeing the instant curb appeal a decorative driveway can give to any home, no matter what the style. If you already have a concrete driveway, you can still give it a decorative makeover. The concrete industry has introduced many products and methods that can rejuvenate or resurface existing plain-gray driveways.
If you’re looking for a way to make your driveway stand out but don’t want to use asphalt or concrete, a paver driveway is one of your options.
Pavers are made from stone, brick and cement and come in different sizes, styles and textures. Installers lay each piece by hand, so the installation takes longer and costs more than other materials, such as concrete or asphalt.
Properly installed and maintained paver driveways require little maintenance, and unlike cement, aren’t prone to cracking.