Brick Pavers vs. Concrete vs. Asphalt
When it comes to commercial and residential paving, choosing the materials for your building project is a crucial one that can impact the cost, timeline, aesthetics and even the feasibility of its application.
Consider these paving options, along with their pros and cons, to help you make the best decision.
Clay or Concrete BRICK PAVERS
- Clay or Concrete Brick pavers last much longer than other driveway options and
generally, require little maintenance.
- Design versatility and timeless appearance, offering an array of natural clay colours, coloured concrete pavers in various shapes and sizes to create different patterns and
- When installed correctly, brick paving won’t crack, shift or settle under normal vehicle
- Doesn’t need time to set and cure like asphalt or You can drive on a newly paved driveway as soon as it has been installed.
- Less slippery than concrete or asphalt, making it ideal for pool areas and other areas exposed to wet
- Adds value to the property
- Costs more than asphalt or concrete.
- Concrete paving is very versatile and offers many options and finishes. It can be stained or tinted in an array of
- Concrete can endure all types of weather, from intense heat to freezing
- Because it is made from resilient materials, concrete requires little maintenance – only occasional sweeping and pressure washing when
- Concrete paving may need to be sealed periodically to preserve the look and
- It can be tough to disguise repairs on concrete paving and resurfacing is not an option. To fix cracks, it may be necessary to replace the entire
- Plain concrete is more susceptible to oil stains and tire marks, which may need to be removed by a professional stain remover.
- Asphalt is the cheapest to install
- Unlike brick pavers, asphalt is permeable, allowing water to pass through to the ground below
- The flat and even surface of asphalt makes it easy to clean and remove leaves and debris.
- Asphalt can take a lot of wear and tear or movement before you see cracks, potholes or missing
- Asphalt is easy to Cracks can be filled and sealed as part of regular maintenance
- limited design and finishing
- Asphalt tends to crack over time and is prone to crumbling at the
- Requires more maintenance, but repairs are generally minor and more
- Asphalt should be sealed after six months and every 3-5 years
- Asphalt soaks up the heat, meaning that it can be difficult to walk on without shoes in hot conditions.
- Asphalt takes from three months to one year to fully during this time, it is easier to damage.
Want to start your next paving project? Contact us for advice on options for commercial and residential paving.