Information about the Installation of Driveway Pavers
main purpose of grading or sloping the driveway is to direct
rain water away from the house or building structure toward
the yard area or into a drainage pit. Have a look at the driveway
site to see if it is too flat. If so, the driveway will need
to be graded to prevent rain water ponding or pooling on the
landscaped lawn area.
out some soil and move it to another area of the yard or garden;
place a simple catch basin and drain at the lowest spot in
the driveway. This drain connects to an underground pipe that
will empty into the street when it rains.
to the large amount of yard space that is taken up by
the driveway area, it is of high priority to install
not only a functional driveway, but a driveway with
a well conceived decorative element that compliments
the property’s aesthetic theme.
when planning a new
upgraded driveway, also consider how walkways, porches
and patios in these materials can unify the property and
give your home even more curb appeal. This is also a chance
to create outdoor spaces that will help you and your guests
enjoy the yard and garden.
design opportunities are limitless when it comes to your
driveway. You can start off by choosing amongst so many
different materials, such as; natural stone pavers, rubber
pavers, brick pavers, poured concrete and precast concrete
pavers, to name a few. There are many varieties of natural
stone pavers, such as; limestone, bluestone, sandstone,
granite, slate and flagstone.
considering a concrete driveway you can choose from stenciled
concrete, stamped concrete and color stained concrete. Gone
are the days of the plain gray concrete driveways.
you have chosen your material, you can then start to decide
on the color, shape, design, patterns and sizes. Again
the possibilities are endless; you can choose any color
you could dream of to match the rest of your property.
Whether you’re using stone pavers or concrete, you can
achieve so many patterns, such as; herringbone, running
bond, basket-weave and cobble design. There are many decisions
to be made, but what makes it so much easier is the abundance
of choices available, to help you create an appealing driveway.
deciding on the width of the driveway, be sure to allow a
minimum of twelve feet wide at the vehicle parking areas so
that it will be a sufficient space to move around the vehicles
exterior and avoid stepping on any lawn nearby. As for the
length of the driveway, it should be at least 18 feet in length