If you are planning on revamping or adding a patio, walkway or driveway to your outdoor area, you will likely come across two popular but entirely different materials: pavers and concrete slabs. Each of these can provide a myriad of benefits depending on your specific needs.
One of the main concerns for homeowners when it comes to outdoor spaces is the amount of maintenance involved. In general, concrete requires minimal maintenance. One issue to think about is weeds sprouting in between the slabs. Stains may also develop over time. The good thing is that power washing can get rid of stains, and applying protective sealant can help stave off this issue in the future.
Pavers are less prone to cracking. If cracks develop due to impact, you can simply replace individual pavers as needed. Stains on pavers are less noticeable because the natural patterns of stones can help disguise them.
Concrete slabs are affected by ground movement and changes in temperature. If the slabs shift too greatly, this can potentially cause minor drainage problems.
Pavers can withstand ground movement and fluctuations in temperature. While cracking can still occur, it is fairly easy to install new individual stones.
The cost of concrete driveway is notably lower than the cost of the brick paver driveway. Concrete can cost about $7 to $10 per square foot on average. On the other hand, expect to pay roughly $10 to $50 per square foot for installing pavers on your driveway. It is also a smart move to consider the long-term costs of these materials. While concrete costs less upfront, its repair and maintenance costs can be higher. Pavers tend to have lower maintenance costs over time.
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