Driveway Paving Stones | Driveway Paving Ideas | Driveway Paver Patterns
Driveway Paving Stones | Driveway Paving Ideas | Driveway Paver Patterns to enhance your curb appeal and increase the value of your home. Belgard has outlined some things to consider before beginning your project. Create a gorgeous entrance to your home that is resilient enough to withstand vehicle use without cracking or moving.
Driveway Paver Patterns
The strongest and most common option is a herringbone pattern installed at a 45-degree angle to the garage. This laying pattern help prevent the pavers from moving, especially for busy traffic areas.
For a modern twist, consider an ashlar pattern for your driveway. An ashlar pattern can be used in both residential and commercial use.
A running bond or basketweave pattern can work for standard residential driveways, but it is recommended to avoid these types of long, straight lines for heavier traffic areas, such as commercial driveways or subdivision common areas.
Due to the larger joints in permeable paver applications use a herringbone or ashlar pattern. This minimizes the risk of shifting. Steer clear of of basketweave or running bond patterns when using permeable pavers on driveways.
Border and Paver Color Ideas
Most commonly paver colors are selected that match the roof of the home either as the predominant paver or as a border. Borders can be easily created by using the same paver in either a different laying pattern or in a contrasting color.
Alternatively, you can work with your installer to create a custom border using a different shape, style or texture.
Driveway Paver Thickness
Typically driveways have been constructed using 80mm (3 inch) pavers with a standard 6″ base. Yet, it is becoming more common use to use a lighter 60mm (2-3/8 inch) paver with a thicker base. In wet climates, the required base can be up to a foot deep because of clays that can cause soils to move when wet.
With these types of site conditions, a thin base puts pavers in danger of separating or cracking from soil shifts. A barrier of geo-fabric between the dirt and the aggregate layer can add extra protection from this type of shifting, but a thicker base is still advocated. In dry climates, 60mm pavers can be used for driveways with only a 6 inch base, as shifting clays are not as much of an issue.
Belgard. (2018, June 11). Best Pavers and Paver Patterns for Driveways. Retrieved from http://www.belgard.com/blog/2018/06/05/best-pavers-and-paver-patterns-for-driveways/