Driveways have evolved to be more than a short patch of concrete that leads to your garage and have become an extension of the entrance to your home. As such, your driveway stands to showcase your home without having to step a foot inside it.
At Blue Isle, we specialize in designing and creating impeccable driveway installations that will impress your family and friends while creating envy among your neighbours. Our experts work with you to renovate, upgrade, install, or repair your driveway in ways that exceed your expectations. Our driveways are built to withstand extreme forces for all vehicular applications.
Let our specialized team help you. With over fifteen years of industry experience, we pride ourselves on offering personalized service and quality workmanship on each and every project. We can help you build the perfect driveway to last throughout the winter and stay vibrant during the summer. However, we understand that life is unpredictable, so we also offer a 3-year Edmonton workmanship warranty that exceeds industry standards. We guarantee customer satisfaction!
Paving Stone Vs. Concrete
Concrete pavers have grown in popularity due to many reasons. First, they are cost-efficient over the long term. On average pavers cost $35-$40 per square foot for supply and installation. The biggest benefit of paving stone driveway construction versus concrete is that traditional concrete materials are more prone to crack and create unsightliness and costly repairs. Paving stones, however, excel in our climate. If they ever need maintenance, it is easy and cost-efficient as you only need to replace the individual pavers that are worn, not the entire driveway. They are also stronger than poured concrete, and there is a wide array to choose from as they come in a wide variety of shapes and patterns. Another advantage of having concrete pavers is that they offer better traction for your vehicle when wet, so you don’t need to worry about the stability of your car.
Concrete pavers work as a great way to upgrade your home. For example, by adding pavers to the driveway, you improve the home’s curb appeal, which in turn adds value to the home. Blue Isle landscaping understands this, and we know that beautifully designed pavers can easily enhance your landscaping, making its overall appearance more attractive.
Rubber Paving vs. Paving Stones
Rubber paving has become an increasingly popular choice for driveways in recent years. However, there are several drawbacks when compared to traditional stone pavers.
Paving stones come in a wide variety of colours and materials to offer you precisely the aesthetic you’re looking for and increase the curb appeal of your home. Rubber paving stones, however, offer a very limited colour selection.
The lifespan of these two driveway materials should also be taken into consideration. While rubber paving needs to be sealed on a regular basis to prevent issues like cracking, stone pavers can last up to a century when properly installed by experienced professionals, with very little maintenance.
Although rubber paving stones are a relatively durable choice for your driveway, they tend to soften and even melt on particularly hot Edmonton summer days.
Contact one of our team members to see what material best suits your needs.
Why Choose Blue Isle Landscaping for Your Driveway?
Our team has years of experience installing durable and appealing driveways. The paving stones we use offer a vast number of advantages over other driveway options such as exposed aggregate, rubber paving stones, concrete, and asphalt. Our paving stones are manufactured to the highest standards making them one of the longest-lasting options for your driveway. Unlike other driveway materials, our paving stones won’t chip easily or crack under the weight of your vehicle. And if one or two of your stones do become damaged, it’s easy to remove those ones up and replace them instead of having to replace your whole driveway.
To discuss how we can improve your curb appeal and increase the durability of your residential or commercial driveway, contact one of our team members!
Certified Belgard Installers & Techo Pros
Our team at Blue Isle Landscaping is knowledgeable and experienced in installing paving stones, we are recognized by some of the most highly praised paving stone manufacturers in North America such as Techo-Bloc & Belgard. Techo- Bloc and Belgard paving stones are renowned for increasing the appeal and functionality of your outdoor space by manufacturing high-quality stone pavers. Our team knows the best techniques for installing paving stones no matter the pattern, texture, and material you choose.
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The best time to install a driveway is when the frost is out of the ground and we can achieve proper compaction and consolidation. This occurs, ideally, from May to October
As with any project, a new driveway requires maintenance. However, this will depend on the material used in creating the driveway. Upgrade your driveway typically 20-25 years. Maintain your driveway for optimal functionality and aesthetic appeal by cleaning it seasonally.
We understand that Edmonton experiences harsh winters, and we help you keep and maintain your driveway in the best condition possible during these months. Use a plastic shovel or a broom and avoid metal ice picks or scrapers. Avoid harsh deicing salts when possible. Homeowners should wash their driveway off in spring after the winter months to get rid of salt and road debris. This helps prevent wear and keep the driveway looking good and functional for years to come.
Yes, but they need to be sufficient strength and usually are specifically designed and engineered for vehicular application. Most, patio stones that are meant to be used for a driveway are 80mm+ thick. Concrete pavers are a popular material used in driveway construction as they offer a wide range of colours and textures. These pavers are capable of withstanding at least 8,000 pounds per square inch of pressure thus making it ideal as it doesn’t crack under vehicular pressure.
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If properly installed and maintained, a stone paver driveway can last as long as a century. Moreover, if a paving stone driveway does need repair at some point, you can simply replace select paving stones without having to rip up the entire driveway and start from scratch.
Right away! Unlike some other materials that need time to set after installation, paving stone driveways can be used as soon as the installation is complete.