Pavers Driveways Are Stunning and Earthquake Resistant
Homeowners throughout California are turning to pavers driveways as an alternative to traditional concrete. Visually pavers are more appealing and provide homeowners with options for customization that aren’t available with concrete but the benefits don’t stop there. Paving stones are earthquake resistant, making them perfect for homes throughout Los Angeles and Orange County.
Paving stones come in a variety of textures and shades, providing homeowners with the ability to redesign their driveway and turn what is typically a practical solution into something that looks beautiful. The driveway is typically the first thing that people see when they pull up to your home and taking the time to improve it can greatly enhance your curb appeal.
In addition to looking amazing, pavers driveways are an earthquake resistant solution that is beneficial for people living in California or any earthquake zone. A traditional cement driveway can become easily cracked as the earth shifts and moves. Cracks can happen naturally over time or due to an earthquake. Unfortunately, cracked driveways are extremely difficult to fix. When looking at the cost of maintaining pavers vs. concrete, this has to be taken into consideration. If your driveway needs to be repaired, the only way to do so is to seal the crack or replace it entirely. Sealing it will leave an obvious repair mark that is difficult to miss, making replacing the driveway the only good solution. This is both costly and time consuming.
Fortunately, there is a better option. Pavers driveways are easier to maintain because each paver can be replaced individually. That means that if one becomes cracked, stained or damaged, it can be taken out of the driveway and replaced without disturbing the surrounding paving stones. It can be done in less than a few hours and is extremely inexpensive.
Pavers driveways are also less likely to become damaged in the first place. A paver is placed on top of a gravel base with sand in between the joints to hold it in place. While they do a good job of holding the pavers in place, both gravel and sand are materials that can move with because they are porous. Since the pavers are not physically touching each other, the entire driveway can shift as needed. This means that when an earthquake comes the movement should not damage your driveway at all. If it does, the damage and subsequent repairs will be minor.
If you are considering replacing your current driveway, evaluate both the initial cost and maintenance cost. If you live in an area that is prone to getting earthquakes, a cement driveway will not last very long without needing to be replaced. This is going to shorten the lifespan of your driveway and increase your overall expense. Go Pavers is the best paver company in Orange County and offers an online paving stones price that is competitive and affordable. We run pavers specials on a regular basis so that you can shop online and save. To learn more about replacing your current driveway, call and speak with a project manager today.
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