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 feature.


Permeable Pavers vs. Impervious Pavers

Most driveways and patios are impervious, which means they don’t allow water to drain through them. However, for a slightly additional cost, you can get permeable driveway pavers that ensure water never pools on the surface. This benefits your local stormwater collection system by filtering the water and removing pollutants, and mayincrease 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.


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.

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, give us a call on (847) 824-2151 or send us a message and hear back from one of our team members by the next day.

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