A Concrete Driveway or Paver Driveway? When considering installing a driveway, patio, walkway, outdoor kitchen, or decking around your in-ground pool in Cleveland, Ohio, you need to consider whether you would like to install concrete or pavers for your project. Here are some things for you to consider before you start your project. For more information or to request a free quote, contact Baron Landscaping at 216-430-0272. For additional pictures and projects, visit our photo gallery.
Cleveland, why choose pavers over concrete?
There are a number of reasons why pavers are a better option than pouring a slab of concrete. Here are some immediate items to consider:
- More options of sizes, shapes, and colors
- Integrate Designs with different colors and Shapes of pavers
- When installed correctly – pavers don’t shift. If the earth moves, so moves the pavers
- Pavers flex with weather changes
- Pavers have a permeable product which allows water to drain through
- A slab of concrete and may be colored
- Slab of concrete – limited design options
- If the earth moves – concrete can shift and crack – this means unsightly repairs
- The constant freeze/thaw climate of Cleveland, Ohio and the use of ice melting products can cause concrete to crumble and/or crack
- If water doesn’t drain, it puddles – if this happens in winter – it most certainly can cause damage
In Cleveland, Ohio and the surrounding suburbs, almost everyone has a driveway. As we are all aware of, in Northeast Ohio, the constant freezing and thawing in the winter months will play havoc with anything made with cement such as; a driveway, a patio, a walkway, porches. And as we all know the ground below us often settles and shifts which means if you have a cement driveway, patio, walkway, or porch, this can lead to cracks, crumbling, and flaking of the concrete. When installed correctly utilizing pavers on your driveway, patio, walkway, or pool decking is not going to have the issues that a cement product is going to have, which is why contacting a local Unliock trained installer and designer like Baron Landscaping is your first step to a great driveway, patio, walkway, and/or pool decking.
If you are looking to have a unique looking but durable driveway in your neighborhood without the hassles and the issues that cement brings, consider adding a paver driveway. With pavers you can get as creative as you would like with laying the pavers out to create a one of a kind look. As an option, carry the look onto the exterior of your garage giving some POP to the front of your house. Also, incorporate the same design in a walkway to tie it all together.
Utilizing pavers to construct your driveway, walkway then carry that same design as an accent on the front of your house, just blends everything together.
For that “old country” charm look to your driveway, patio or walkway consider using a herringbone pattern. This will lead your friends and family to your home while at the same time showing off your elegant landscaping.
Is your house is in need of a new driveway, an additional parking area, and new walkway? Consider having an antique finished paver driveway installed. Note the border accent used transitions into the walkway for a very unique look which also is color coordinated to the roof.
If you have a large area that you are looking to have a drive and parking area installed and want to add a “custom feel” to make it your own. Consider integrating an ornate design into your plans. You can create a one of a kind design that fits your personality or create a design to make a bold statement by adding a geometric design for instance. Utilizing pavers instead of concrete gives you so many more options available to you to customize your own area. Carry the same design throughout all the areas you are using pavers to keep uniformity in the project. You can change the size of the design to suit the size of your area to tie it altogether.
If you are considering having a paver driveway, parking area, walkway, porch or pool decking installed, contact Baron Landscaping, your Unilock Paver design and installation expert. We will work with you to help custom design the perfect area for you that meets all your needs as well as fitting into your lifestyle. For more information or to request a free quote, please contact Baron Landscaping at 216-430-0272. For additional pictures and projects, visit our photo gallery.
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