Whitmore’s Yard Care Update Driveway with Stunning Paver Selection in East Bridgewater, MA
This project was undertaken by Whitmore’s Yard Care in East Bridgewater, MA. The homeowners simply wanted to update their existing Camelot driveway, which was starting to show its age after 12 years of faithful service. This driveway achieves one of the most important goals of the hardscape – to accentuate the home’s best features.
The paver selection is exceptional. The Avante Ashlar pavers, in New York Blend, echo the home’s cool gray siding and have a distinctly elegant appearance. Basalt Courtstone pavers and Burgundy Red Copthorne pavers were combined to form a border that frames the driveway.
The home has a sophisticated appearance, while retaining a traditional, textured look. To complement the essence of textured elegance that the home exudes, Avante Ashlar pavers were chosen for their random cleft look. Their slightly irregular edges are accentuated by the use of dark jointing sand.
Both the jointing sand and bedding sand are of utmost importance in any driveway installation. The bedding sand is packed underneath the pavers and functions to resist the compressive forces associated with large loads and tires. This contributes towards a reliable driveway that is able to withstand vehicular traffic without cracking or shifting. Jointing sand is equally important, as it allows pavers to interlock so that large loads can be transmitted to surrounding pavers by shear forces. Polymeric Sand, in particular, also fights weed growth, insect infestation and erosion.
These pavers were also relied upon for their superior durability and long lasting color. Courtstone pavers, for example, bear four times the strength of poured concrete due to innovative Ultima Concrete Technology from Unilock. The cool, deep hues of the Avante Ashlar pavers are thoroughly protected by EnduraColor Facemix Technology, which imbues pavers with an incredible resistance to fading.
The significance of the color palette extends far beyond echoing the architecture of the home. The driveway is surrounded by flower beds and a sprawling lawn, which is highlighted and allowed to ‘pop’ by being juxtaposed with a monochrome selection of Avante Ashlar pavers. The Burgundy Red Copthorne pavers add interest and energy to the driveway, without overwhelming the design.
There is a pleasant convergence of hardscape and softscape in this project. The layout of the driveway incorporates curves that arc around flower beds and existing trees. This creates an impression of harmony and flow. This is accentuated by the authentic flagstone-like appearance of the Avante Ashlar pavers.
Whitmore’s Yard Care, Inc.
656R Plymouth Street
East Bridgewater, MA 02333