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Question DetailsAsked on 3/5/2015

New driveway -Washington, DC

Construction of a new driveway with pavers -Washington, DC

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Who does this in DC?

Answered 4 years ago by Andrews

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Driveway - Concrete and maybe some Landscaping - Hardscape and Pavers would be your Search the List categories. I would be sure to check their experience with paver drives because just some patio paver guy is probably NOT going to be qualified to do a driveway. Read reviews, ask for references, ask for addresses of a half dozen they have done (with dates, and spread from recent to a couple years old) that you can drive by and look at.


Another alternative which might be better for your area where you do geat some snow and cie and ground freezing would be Concrete - Stamped - which you can goolge for images of. Is concrete slab but stamped with rubber stamps before it sets, making impressions like pavers or flagstones but is still one integral slab, so generally stronger and more resistant to damage, especailly from contractor trucks in the future. Individual "paver" imprints can then be stained if you want - all same color, slight variations, or even in different colors like different types of stones.


You could also ask neighbors with paver or stamped concrete drives for recommendations and about how happy they are with it.


My general recommnedation - in areas with snow and ice and freezing conditions, pavers can be a maintenance issue with snowplow damage and differential seasonal heaving and settling. Not to say it cannot be done, especially with the thicker heavy-duty commerical pavers and more extensive subgrade preparation and water seepage control, but cost will be substantially higher than a normal concrete drive.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD




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