Do you currently have an asphalt driveway that looks just like your neighbors? Or does your driveway crack year after year and you are looking for an easier solution than constant patching and sealing? Maybe it’s time to change to interlocking driveway! Interlocking pavers are perfect for driveways, walkways, and small patio designs. They are beautiful, durable, and their landscape maintenance is low. Here are a few factors to consider before commencing on your project.
There are many types of interlocking pavers to choose from, so before starting your project identify a budget that you are comfortable with. This will help your landscape designer determine which product is the best fit for you. Also, pending on the budget, your designer can provide you with a landscape drawing with different design layouts—as pavers are both a functional and artistic addition to your yard.
What’s the traffic like on your driveway? Do you and your family drive small cars or large trucks? This will determine how much base is required to keep your driveway flat and stable. There are many base options to choose from including concrete or a geotextile to increase durability. Your base must also have drainage built in to properly guide rain and melting snow. You can even add a system to help melt snow and ice, meaning less shoveling!
Choosing the right interlocking contractor for your project can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help:
- Ask your friends with beautiful and high-functioning interlocking driveways for a referral.
- Read through online reviews to see the good and the bad, with particular focus on quality.
- Check their website to see if their design aesthetic matches your style.
- Get at least a few in-person quotes, both to shop around and to ensure you are comfortable with the contractor you choose.
Interlocking pavers are far from your only driveway, walkway or patio design option. As landscape and interlocking contractors, the AVL team can talk you through all your options to ensure you find what is right for you!