Paver Driveway Before and After
Paver Driveway: before and after
This driveway was in bad shape!
The client wanted to replace the driveway and make it a little larger at the same time. We choose to use Brussels Block pavers for the paver driveway because they are durable and come in a lot of nice color blends. Here we agreed on the Coffee Creek color which compliments the house and we installed decorative banding with Copthorn pavers.
We removed the cracked concrete driveway with a skidsteer and concrete breaker and sent it to a recycler nearby. The crew added more base material, compacted it with a 1000lb diesel plate compactor and screeded out 1″ of limestone screening for the paver base. I suggested laying the Brussels Block on a 45 degree angle to contrast the straight lines of the drive, public walk and house. The guys laid the field pavers out, marked the cuts for the banding and then made all the cuts with diamond blade brick saws. The Copthorn paver was then laid in a running bond three rows wide followed by a Brussels Block full stone as the outside soldier course.
In addition to the paver driveway we also constructed a new front entry and walkway to the side service door. We used polymeric sand for this paver driveway installation since there was adequate pitch for the runoff. The paver driveway before and after really shows the dramatic difference a new paver drive can make. Pavers will last much longer than concrete and these carry a full lifetime warranty from Unilock, the manufacturer. Expect to pay around $25 per square foot for the concrete removal and installation of new pavers, and slightly more for the Copthorn banding.