Comparison of Paver Maintenance
Low- Stained or broken pavers can be easily replaced without patches.
Dark colored pavers can help hide stains. Ants and weeds in joints can be prevented with sealers or herbicides.
Low- High quality stone lasts for decades. Wide joints may encourage weeds and ants. Rough surface makes walking and driving difficult.
Moderate- Cracking will likely develop. Difficult to match original color or pattern in repaired areas. Repairs leave unattractive patch.
Low- Irregularities in surface make them prone to damage, especially edge chipping.
Moderate- Cracking will likely develop. Repairs and replaced sections leave unsightly patches. Oil stains difficult to remove.
High- Wear and weather will break down surface. Black seal coat required every 2-3 years. Ruts or pothole repairs make ugly patches. Subject to erosion from oil drippings.
Crushed Stone or Gravel
High- cattered stone must be replaced and re-leveled regularly. Ruts from tires will likely develop.