A new driveway can transform your property and add instant curb appeal to your home. When it comes to exterior design, your driveway has a major impact on how your property looks. With an interlock style of paving, you can create a stunning frontage to your home or workspace and enhance the versatility of your outdoor space.

As a homeowner, you’ll want to improve your property in any way you can, and an interlock driveway allows you to do just that. To find out why installing an interlock driveway can be so advantageous, just take a look at some of the benefits they offer:

Instant Curb Appeal

The pavers used in an interlock driveway are available in a wide range of colours, which means your outside space can be tailored to your exact style. If you want your driveway to complement the character or style of your property, for example, the range of colour options available makes an interlock driveway a top choice.

What’s more – your interlock driveway can feature designs and patterns, based on how the pavers are installed and the colours which are used. This decorative element can enhance the appearance of your property and form part of a cohesive exterior design that creates instant curb appeal and increases the value of your home.

Increased Versatility

Whatever size your property is, your outdoor space should meet your needs. Whether you use your driveway for parking, or your kids love rollerblading or skating in the garden, you’ll need a drive that works for you and your family. Fortunately, interlock driveways can be used in a variety of ways, which means they automatically increase the functionality of the space. From creating an uneven surface to increasing the parking space outside your home, an interlock driveway makes your property more user-friendly.

Enhanced Durability

A new driveway should last for a long time, without the need for regular repairs or upgrades. When you choose an interlock driveway, you can be confident that it will last the test of time and provide you with stability and reliability.

The pavers used in interlock driveways are designed to swell will movement, which minimizes the risk of cracking. In an area like Ottawa, where weather extremes aren’t uncommon, it’s vital to choose a driveway that can withstand hot summers and cold winters. With aggregate between the pavers, any movement or adjustments in size due to the weather are easily accommodated. As a result, your driveway will remain in pristine condition, particularly compared to other options, such as concrete.

Minimal Maintenance

Whatever type of driveway you choose, you’ll want to make sure that it won’t require intensive upkeep. Not only does a high maintenance driveway increase your costs, but it also takes up an inordinate amount of your time.

With interlock driveways, however, you can be sure that you won’t need to spend a lot of time maintaining your outdoor space. In fact, interlock pavers require little to no maintenance, so there couldn’t be a more hassle-free option!

From time-to-time, you may want to sweep some extra sand across your driveway, to ensure that there is enough aggregate between each of the pavers. In addition to this, you may choose to spray additional sealant over your driveway every year to help prevent water and moisture from seeping into the driveway. Other than this, you can simply sweep your driveway to remove leaves or other debris or wash it on occasion to keep it looking its best.

Straightforward Repairs

Although interlock driveways are highly durable and rarely need repairs, it’s good to know that things can be rectified quickly if a repair is needed. If a paver is damaged due to heavy machinery in the future, for example, you may want to have it replaced to keep your driveway in immaculate condition.

As the pavers are laid individually, repairing an interlock driveway is simple and straightforward. The damaged pavers can simply be removed and replaced, without the need for the entire drive to be removed or reinstalled. Not only does this minimize the time it takes for repairs to be completed, but it also drastically reduces the cost of any subsequent repairs.

Minimal Post-Installation Wait Times

Some types of driveways need days or even weeks to fully ‘settle’, which means you won’t be able to use the space for quite some time after installation is complete. In contrast, interlock driveways can be used virtually straight away, so there are minimal wait times involved.

If you choose not to have a sealant on your driveway, you’ll be able to begin using the drive practically right away. However, if you do decide to add a sealant, you’ll typically only need to wait around 24 hours before your drive is ready to use. Compared to other options, this minimal wait time is great for homeowners who want to begin enjoying and using their new driveway without delay.

Extend the Design Through Pathways

Interlock pavers aren’t only a fabulous option for driveways, they’re ideal for pathways and patios too. If you want to extend the design of your driveway and create a cohesive exterior, why not replace existing paths and patios with interlock pavers too? This allows you to access the same durable, low-maintenance solutions in other areas of your property while maximizing the impact and curb appeal of your home improvements.

Contact Black Tar Paving Today

With almost 10 years of experience in the industry and more than 10,000 projects completed, we’re specialists when it comes to paving and driveways. At Black Tar Paving, we pride ourselves on delivering a seamless service to both residential and commercial customers.

Whether you want to know more about interlock driveways, or you’d like to arrange for a free estimate to be carried out, our dedicated team will be happy to help. Simply contact Black Tar Paving at 1.888.424.5455 or email us at bookings@blacktar.ca to find out more today.