Paving Contractors in Detroit know that the best brick pavers are durable, and sustainable. Because clay brick pavers are notorious for cracking, fading, and splitting, consider more durable and wholly authentic-looking driveway pavers from Unilock.
If, when you imagine your perfect driveway, you can almost hear the clopping of a horse and buggy on an old European brick street, consider the traditional-looking, but advanced technology of Unilock brick- and cobblestone-style pavers. Unilock concrete pavers are made to flex without breaking and will stand up to Michigan’s most intense freezing and thawing cycles. Because brick is far more porous than concrete pavers, it is far more vulnerable to damage from weather, especially freeze/thaw cycles. Additionally, if drainage and runoff are of concern, many of the Unilock pavers can be installed using permeable installation techniques. This system utilizes specialized aggregates and careful joint spacing for maximum drainage and leaves absolutely no puddles after a rainstorm.
Copthorne and Town Hall
For a truly authentic brick look, Copthorne pavers are expertly crafted to appear entirely unique to one another, and thus capture the look and feel of clay brick. Unlike traditional clay brick however, Copthorne pavers are held to consistent dimensions that allow for easy installation. Similarly, the Town Hall paver is virtually indistinguishable from brick clay pavers, but is available in a wider variety of proportions. Additionally, the Town Hall paver is actually cast from real brick pavers that were once used as street pavers. The Town Hall and Copthorne pavers are great choices for those who want the most authentic look without the vulnerability to weather and traffic. These pavers can stand up to the most ferocious Michigan winters. In fact, both pavers have four times the strength of poured concrete. Both pavers also come in several authentic brick tones that can be mixed and matched to create a truly beautiful driveway.
Old Greenwich Cobble and Hollandstone
For a more versatile paver option, a paver that can look both traditional or modern, consider the Old Greenwich Cobble paver. Unlike the Town Hall or Copthorne paver, the Old Greenwich Cobble paver comes in a variety of sizes that work together to create a look that is both historic and modern. The Old Greenwich Cobble paver also boasts rounded corners that help to create a warm and welcoming look. For those that would like more options when it comes to color and pattern, while still capturing an authentic clay brick look, the Hollandstone paver has the widest variety of color options and, due to its uniformity, is most amenable to patterns, such as the herringbone pattern.
For an equally historic cousin of the old European brick paver, consider the early American look of cobblestone. The Unilock Tribeca Cobble paver replicates the look of the granite cobblestone streets so popular in North America’s early days. The Tribeca Cobble paver comes in varying shades of gray, making it a particularly good choice for those considering a driveway with a border. For those who aren’t crazy about the traditional grey colors offered by the tribeca cobble paver, the Courtstone paver offers an equally authentic cobblestone look, with several more color options. Both pavers offer the durability and longevity that make Unilock pavers so popular.
The title image features a Town Hall paver driveway.