Driveway Paver Using Paving Stone
The driveway to your house is the entrance to your home. Although it does a simple job, we understand that is important for you to feel pride and really love the aesthetic of it! Here at Coquitlam Retaining Walls, we strive to support you in choosing and creating your dream driveway. We promise that not only that will you love how it looks, but it will be built with the best materials around that are long lasting and durable, with minimal upkeep required. This kind of hardscaping requires professional service in order to ensure that the utmost safety is created, from laying the foundation through to the finishing touches.
As your Coquitlam, BC’s local experts in driveway paving, we can provide you with a range of options to best suit your needs. Our hardscaping designers will work with you to decide on the plan and from there our certified paver drivers will start the excavation process. This ensures that the driveway will be completely flattened and clear of any obstacles as this is a vital part of the foundation of your driveway. Once the subbase is set and safe, the process of installing paving stones can begin!
One of the first decisions that you will need to make is choosing the right stone for your driveway. Paving stone is an excellent material to build driveways with. You may have heard that it will not be strong enough to withhold vehicles, but as there are so many options with the paver, including thickness of stone, it really is not an issue. If the subbase has been installed deeply enough, (which our expert paver drivers can do for you) there is nothing to worry about. Whichever you choose, all will provide you with a driveway that is hard standing, durable and frost resistant. It will also be much better at retaining its look over time than other commonly used driveway paver materials.
Interlocking design vs asphalt driveways
Interlocking design driveways have become increasingly popular in recent years. Compared to the more traditionally used asphalt, interlocking offers many more possibilities; whereas, asphalt is available only in black. The maintenance required for interlocking is also minimal, especially when installed by professionals like us. Asphalt will need to be resealed every 3-5 years. And finally, (and this is the real draw!) the longevity of interlocking driveways is approximately 20-30 years, asphalt is only 8-10 years! So, aside from being able to really have control over the look of your driveway, using interlocking stone will last potentially 3 times as long!
Value of your home
In the vast majority of cases, installing a paver driveway will boost the value of your property’s home! Here in Canada, it is often estimated to increase the home's value by between 5% to 10%. This can easily mean thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars!