When considering a new driveway installation, a homeowner’s interests usually lie in a combination of durability, longevity, and visual appeal. There are many different materials to choose from, but today the stonework experts at Four Seasons Landscaping are here to talk to you about the benefits of choosing cobblestone for your driveway!
What Does a Cobblestone Walkway Look Like?
While there are many definitions for the word “cobblestone,” when we’re talking about utilizing this natural building material for driveways and other hardscape projects we are typically referring to cobblestone pavers. Cobblestone pavers are usually made up of quarried granite, though other materials are occasionally used as a filler, or to add unique color or structural integrity.
Cobblestone pavers are installed using a combination of quarried stone pavers and sand—usually crushed limestone. Occasionally, clay may also be used as the base instead of sand, depending on your install. Once the cobble has been laid, it will be compacted to ensure evenness and integrity and grout will be used to fill in gaps for a uniform look.
The Advantages of Cobblestone for Driveways
In order to beat out more cost-efficient options like concrete pavers or brick, cobblestone paver driveways need to be able to provide quite a few unique advantages. Luckily, they very much do. When selecting cobblestone pavers for your project you will enjoy:
- A distinctive and attractive look. Cobblestone is a highly unique material for driveway installation, and it carries the additional benefit of being somewhat customizable. Cobblestone pavers can be installed to incorporate unique designs or can be crafted to mimic the appearance of gorgeous old-world roads. There are also plenty of colors to choose from, which adds further options.
- Exceptional durability. While cobblestone pavers aren’t the most inexpensive material option, they more than make up for this through sheer strength and longevity. Cobblestone is highly resistant to weather and weight, and will easily last decades—even a century—when properly cared for.
- Excellent resistance to freezing. The freeze/thaw cycle we experience during Maryland winters can put many materials to the test. However, cobblestone pavers are excellent at resisting cold weather, and will not crack or chip due to extreme cold snaps.
- Easy maintenance. Maintaining your cobblestone driveway is as simple as washing it once or twice a year. The material is quite resistant to staining and discoloration, and should you encounter a blemish a pressure washing is all it takes to restore the beauty of your driveway.
Professional Driveway Installers in Montgomery County, MD
Whether you’re ready to begin a consultation for your new driveway project, or you’re looking to understand more about your material options, Four Seasons Landscaping is happy to help. Our experienced design teams and stonework contractors carry years of experience and are wholly focused on providing you with a superior installation service.
Reach out to us online, or call 240-252-4807 to schedule a consultation for your Maryland cobblestone paver driveway!