If you are looking to pave your driveway or walkway, you have a couple of options to consider. You need a driveway that is functional, that looks good, and that will not need much maintenance in the coming months. If you have to repair or replace parts of your driveway frequently, it will be complete hassle overall. Some of the more useful types of paving implements are those simply that don’t require much maintenance. Two of the most common type of paving for driveways are block paving and imprinted concrete.
What Are Block Paving and Imprinted Concrete?
Block paving and imprinted concrete are common types of Derbyshire paving and driveways.
- Block paving involves using stone or cement blocks aligned with one another to form a paved surface.
- The blocks can be uniform blocks that fit snugly against one another or randomly shaped blocks that are bonded by a strong resin.
- An imprinted concrete driveway is a driveway that is poured smooth, but is then imprinted with lines to appear like blocks.
- These driveways are waterproof and quick to apply. That’s why they’re most often chosen for walkways or driveways.
Appearances and Longevity
Repairing a block paved driveway is incredibly simple; if a block becomes loose or cracked, you simply need to put in a new block. If you need to repair an imprinted concrete driveway, you will have to hire professionals to do such work for you. However, the imprinted concrete driveway is less likely to need repairs. The type of driveway that needs more repairs will be easier to repair; the one that is harder to repair requires fewer repairs.