If you are interested in a driveway that is highly durable and yet attractive, consider paver stone options. At Base Landscaping we have found this application very well suited to the conditions in Ottawa, Ontario. The pavers are made through a high-tech manufacturing process that is strong, colorfast and stain resistant. By choosing this application, you have invested well in a driveway that will endure through our temperature extremes and the heavy traffic a driveway takes.
Poured concrete is a traditional choice, but it may not be the best option for the weather conditions in Ottawa. With the fluctuations in temperature and moisture, conventional concrete will crack and eventually develop fissures. The conditions we experience result in expansion, contraction, settlement and shrinking. Add to this the weight of vehicles.
Of course, it is possible to repair the concrete cracks, but matching the color and composition can be a challenge. What you would be left with is unsightly patchwork. Over time you will probably need a complete replacement.
Driveways made from interlock/pavers are far more durable and will give you better value for your money.
- Crack Resistance – Each paver is an individual unit and the joints between the stones will allow for expansion and contraction. The driveway will resist pressure and be less likely to crack.
- Strength – Through its manufacturing process, the stones are four times stronger than concrete.