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If you’re charmed by the possibility of having a brick driveway but wonder if brick is worth the hassle, here’s what you need to know about four driveway pavers that achieve the look of brick in Lebanon, PA.
Traditional bricks are made of clay. This makes them one of the oldest building materials in the world and you can find brick roads and plazas on nearly every continent. Clay bricks may not be as precisely manufactured as concrete alternatives, though, so you can experience differences in density (permeability), color, and even size. While individual differences can contribute to the timeless look of brick, most people don’t want to deal with inconsistencies in materials.
Alternatives to Brick
Today’s brick alternatives—namely, concrete formed and colored to look like clay brick—open up a wonderful world of options including expanded sizes and colors. If you want authenticity, some pavers feature the traditional shapes and colors of brick, along with the classic dimpled surface.
Bricks, whether traditional clay or modern concrete are the “little black dress” of hardscape materials. They work equally well in rustic cabins, and casual contemporary homes, elegant homes, or ultramodern architecture.
Artline Driveway Pavers
Artline pavers from Unilock are a modern departure from traditional brick in red or tan colors. Available in a variety of shapes as well as a more contemporary blended color palette that includes Copper Ridge, Steel Mountain, Tuscany, and Winter Marvel along with a more subtle monochromatic French Grey. These colors can be blended onsite to create a unique space. What sets Artline apart is that it comes in a random bundle of seven different rectangular shapes of varying lengths and two widths. This means the finished driveway will have a lot more variety and textural interest than a traditional brick surface.
Copthorne Driveway Pavers
Copthorne pavers from Unilock are inspired by traditional European street pavers. Colors include three traditional reddish tones (Burnt Clay, Old Oak, and Burgundy Red) along with two cool tones, Basalt and Steel Blue. These pavers are stunning when combined; for example, Steel Blue with Burgundy Red and Burnt Clay to tone down the reddish hue and add interest. Copthorne pavers are cast using Reala Technology, which gives them an authentic timeworn brick appearance. And, thanks to Ultima Concrete Technology that gives them four times the strength of conventional poured concrete, Copthorne pavers are suitable for all hardscapes including driveways, walkways, patios, borders, as well as vertical accents to tie the look together.
Town Hall Driveway Pavers
Some applications call for a slightly larger paver with more substantial proportions, such as grand homes, expansive patios, entry courts and wide driveways. In this case, you’ll appreciate the Town Hall pavers from Unilock. These are inspired by North American pavers. To complement your architectural style, they are available in Burgundy Red, Burnt Clay, Old Oak, and Basalt, in addition to two marbled colors, Heritage Red and Heritage Clay. These marbled colors just beg to be blended with the solid colors. If you want to achieve a stunning and one-of-a-kind space, blending colors can be the perfect technique! You can also install Town Hall pavers traditionally on your driveway, or in a permeable application. This can be ideal for reducing runoff and preventing ice build-up—a big plus for eco-conscious homeowners.
Mattoni Driveway Pavers
Finally, if you like a weathered “been there forever” look but want a more lightweight look in your outdoor space, check out Mattoni pavers from Unilock. You’ll enjoy a beautifully distressed and weathered surface, warm colors (Sable, Cocoa Brown, and Dark Charcoal) and slender, longer dimensions that are fresh and modern. This is the perfect paver to use if you admire the herringbone pattern. It’s fitting for curved driveways, or driveways where you want a more unique look.