Concrete vs Pavers: Which is the Best Option for Driveway Remodeling?

If you’re considering remodeling your driveway, there are two main materials to choose from—concrete and pavers. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, so let’s break it down and explore which one might be best suited for your needs. 

Cost Comparison 

The cost of concrete driveways depends on the size of the driveway and the type of concrete you choose. The average cost is between $5-7 per square foot. In comparison, paver driveways are generally more expensive than concrete. You can expect to pay anywhere from $8-15 per square foot for a professional installation of pavers. However, if you’re willing to do the work yourself, you may be able to find cheaper options at home improvement stores or online. 

Durability Comparison 

Both concrete and pavers make great driveway materials since they are both strong enough to withstand heavy loads of traffic without any problems. However, when it comes to durability, concrete has an edge over pavers. That’s because concrete is more resistant to cracking in cold climates due to its density and lack of joints between slabs. On the other hand, pavers are less likely to crack due to their flexible nature but they will require regular maintenance like weed removal or sanding in between them if they become loose over time. This can add up in terms of costs over time so keep that in mind when making your decision!  

Maintenance  Comparisons 

When it comes to maintenance, both materials require some upkeep but there are differences between them as well. Concrete requires occasional sealing and pressure washing as well as repairs if it does happen to crack due to extreme weather conditions or heavy weight vehicles driving over it regularly. Pavers need regular sweeping or cleaning with a power washer as well as re-sanding in between them if they become loose over time due to wear and tear or weather conditions such as snowfall turning into ice during winter months which can lift up individual pieces slightly resulting in an uneven surface area that needs leveling out with fresh sand every now and then..  

Whether you decide on a concrete driveway or a paver driveway will ultimately depend on a variety of factors such as budget constraints, desired look, local climate conditions (if applicable), level of maintenance desired, etcetera. No matter what material you decide on though, make sure that you hire a reputable contractor who specializes in either concrete work or paver installation depending on what material you go with so that your new driveway will last for many years without requiring too much maintenance! With proper research and planning, your new driveway remodel should turn out beautiful regardless of whether you pick pavers or concrete!  Good luck!

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