Many Mississauga homeowners today are looking to add curb appeal to their homes—or perhaps just increase resale value—and are wisely focusing on their home’s driveway as an opportunity to do so. With the cutting-edge concrete paver manufacturing technologies from Unilock, traditional driveways built using concrete, asphalt, or gravel are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Pavers are a great way to incorporate incredible durability, but with greater beauty and unique touch that is different for every homeowner.
Concrete pavers come in all different shapes, sizes, finishes, and thicknesses allowing contractors and homeowners alike to completely custom design driveways and patios. Understanding the basics of what qualifies a concrete paver for use in a driveway vs in a patio is a great place to start your project’s journey. Let’s have a look.
Concrete pavers are naturally slip-resistant, durable, and add a beautiful accent to any Mississauga, ON property. A standard paver is typically 2 ⅜” thick which is ideal for patios, walkways, pool decks, and if the overall length and width of the paver isn’t too large, vehicular traffic. Unilock manufacturers many pavers that can be used for both pedestrian traffic and driveways such as Courtstone, Richcliff. Large format patio slabs and pavers often times are not suitable for driveway. Keep reading to learn how to determine if you favorite choice can be used for your driveway.
One of the biggest benefits of using driveway pavers for your Mississauga Driveway is lifecycle cost savings. Traditional asphalt driveways require heavy maintenance in the form of resealing and patching. While the asphalt driveway is certainly less expensive upfront, these maintenance costs add up over the life of the driveway. Concrete pavers save homeowners many of these maintenance expenses, often offsetting the higher initial costs. Unilock pavers such as Town Hall and Richcliff are perfect examples of nearly maintenance free driveway solutions.
To be ideal for driveway use, a concrete paver should have between a 2:1 and 3:1 aspect ratio. Aspect ratio can be determined by taking the length of the longest side of the paver and dividing it by the thickness of the paver.
Driveway pavers in Mississauga, ON
No matter the exact style you decide on, pavers are a wonderful choice for your home over poured concrete and asphalt options. With Transferrable Lifetime Guarantee on all of Unilock’s pavers, Mississauga homeowners can rest assured they’ve made a wise investment. Plus, repair is easy and located to small areas of the driveway. If one of the pavers cracks or chips, it can easily be swapped out for a new one. If you have a poured concrete driveway, it is next to impossible to repair without effecting the entire look of the driveway. For more inspiration for your Mississauga Driveway Paver Project, be sure to visit Unilock’s Design Ideas Catalog here.