National Curb Appeal Month is coming to a close and we are looking at yet another aspect of a home’s curb appeal, the walkways and driveways. There are a variety of options to choose from and you can be sure that there is something for your project.
Here are some of the most popular walkway materials you can choose from before building your next walkway.
Brick is available in rich colors and a variety of patterns. While they are expensive to install they have a big, positive impact on a home’s resale value. Properly installed brick carry low maintenance cost and the material should last a lifetime. The photo pictured above features a Cambridge® Pavingstone System in the Roundtable Series.
The term ‘paver’ refers to a thin flat stone used in paving products such as walkways, patios, and driveways. Pavers are readily available in a variety of styles. They may cost more compared to other materials but they carry relatively low maintenance costs and can last for about 30 to 40 years. Pictured here is Belgard’s® Urbana Stone pavers.
Concrete is a versatile, durable, low-maintenance, and cost-friendly material for walkways that is suitable for any part of the country. You can keep a concrete walkway simple or make it elaborate with color and texture.
Asphalt is a popular option in the Northern United States. The material is pliable and can withstand freeze-thaw cycles better than concrete or pavers. The black color also retains heat which can help melt snow relatively quickly, however it requires regular maintenance between three and five years.
5. Basalt Pavers
An igneous rock that comes from the Earth’s oceanic crust, basalt pavers are hard, dense, and durable. The rectilinear geometry and gray-to-black palette makes it a great complement to a modern home.
Which walkway material above is your favorite?
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