effects of water damage can shorten the life span of driveway
pavers because water penetration causes cracking, chipping
and change the alkaline properties of the paver. If there
is no protective coating, acid rain can eat away at the surface
water penetration can goes all the way through the
driveway base to weaken its structural support. Driveway pavers
need to be sealed with a protective coating at least every
second year to prevent water and frost penetration. Another
advantage of sealing your drive is that when its time to clean
the drive’s surface, it will be easier to do so.
your driveway will not only protect it from the harsh
effects of extreme weather conditions and make it easy
to clean the driveway, but it will also protect against
staining. Applying a sealer to your driveway means that
those stubborn oil stains, rubber markings and efflorescence,
will not be able to penetrate or be absorbed by the pavers
on the driveway. Stains can be removed without a trace.
it was completed, and because the driveway is a focal point
of your property, this will add value and appeal to your home.
Sealing will also maintain the aesthetic appeal of your
driveway. The coating allows your color to retain its
brightness, without fading over time. The overall appearance
of your driveway is benefited by applying a coating of
sealer every two to three years. This will enable your
driveway to maintain the same look it had the
of Driveway Paver & Labor
two main components for calculating a paver driveway
type of paver material chosen
man hours or labor required to construct the driveway
is a basic price guide for determining the cost of pavers.
The cost of pavers is a wide range of prices simply because
there is such a wide range of paver products to choose from.
The cheapest pavers are concrete pavers, next you have brick
pavers which cost more than concrete pavers. The most expensive
pavers are the natural stone pavers.
a driveway pavement is a simple yet labor intensive exercise.
The cost of laying pavers is about twice as much as laying
a regular concrete slab drive because a paver drive involves
double handling of pavers, cutting and greater accuracy, yet
well worth the effort and expense due to the landscaped appearance
of the finished driveway.