DRIVEWAY AND PATIO PAVER MATERIALS IN CHICAGO
STONE AND CONCRETE PAVERS FOR YOUR DRIVEWAY INSTALLATION
A paver driveway or patio increases your curb appeal and adds value to your home. There are multiple options to consider before beginning your driveway or patio renovation, and we recommend that you contact our team at Schwake Stone to hear your options. We are excited
to hear about all the details of your commercial project or residential home and surrounding
landscape, so we can recommend the best materials and designs for your new landscape
CHOOSING YOUR DRIVEWAY PAVER STYLE
Permeable Pavers vs. Impervious Pavers
Most driveways and patios are impervious (which means they do not allow water to drain through them), but there are several benefits to consider with a permeable driveway. For a slightly additional cost, permeable driveway pavers ensure that water never pools on the surface. This option also benefits your local stormwater collection system by filtering the water and removing pollutants. Permeable Pavers also may increase the allowable coverage controlled by your local village ordinance.
Clay, Brick, Stone, Porcelain, or Concrete Pavers
There are a wide range of materials, colors, shapes and designs to consider when planning a driveway or patio paver installation. Oftentimes you will want to choose a paver material that will compliment the style of your home and existing landscape design. At Schwake Stone we are familiar with this process, and we can lead you to your best options.
Driveway and Walk Edging Materials
Vertically installing Patio paver stones as a driveway or patio edging material creates a sophisticated element in any well designed Landscape solution. It can compliment all types of stone and unit paver patios while also being used as an edging material for gravel areas or pebble walkways.
There are pros and cons to all of these different materials, and we recommend that you work with an expert at Schwake Stone so that you can be confident in your purchase. Concrete pavers offer an affordable option with a wide variety of different shapes and sizes, while porcelain pavers are best for a modern style – but you will also need to install concrete to support the weight of vehicles in your driveway. To hear more about which paver choice is best for you and your landscape, call us today and speak with one of our experienced team members.
OTHER OPTIONS FOR YOUR DRIVEWAY OR PAVED PATIO PROJECT
Once you have decided on the best material for your driveway or patio project, the next steps are to choose the color, design, border, and any other accent features that will make your landscape look even better.
Often homeowners will decide to choose stone pavers that match stone accents on their home or existing landscape, but often contrasting colors or shapes are a trendy option for your stone paver project.
Our team at Schwake Stone has been working with commercial clients and residential homeowners for over 70 years in the Chicago area! Not only are we experts in recommending paver materials and colors, but we also know the technical requirements for the best thickness of your stone pavers and what kind of base will best support your driveway or patio.
If you’re ready to start your new driveway or patio project, send us a message through our website and hear back from one of our team members by the next day.