When you're taking on a driveway building project, the right driveway pavers might be necessary. At 9 Brothers Building Supply, we offer a variety of driveway paver options for your needs. Choose the right design and color with our help to match your home. ...

How Are Driveway Pavers Used?

Instead of having a concrete driveway poured or using rocks or gravel, you can use driveway pavers. With pavers, you get a variety of color and design options unlike with concrete and gravel. Pavers can be used to increase the curb appeal of your home, too.

If you're trying to create an eco-friendly design for your driveway, permeable driveway pavers are a great choice. They allow rainwater to soak into the ground instead of washing away and taking all the oils and salts from your driveway with them.

3 Common Types of Driveway Pavers

1. Cobblestones

A driveway paver that is created from a natural quarried stone is known as a cobblestone. This might seem like an old-fashioned term due to the cobblestone roads that used to exist, but it's still a very desirable option. There are many different colors and designs to choose from when it comes to cobblestone driveway pavers.

These pavers are rather attractive, but they will create a bit of a rough surface. If you choose cobblestone driveway pavers, you might not be playing basketball in your driveway, but you will get an extremely attractive look for your driveway. Plus, these are nearly indestructible pavers.

2. Brick Pavers

Another very popular driveway paver option is the brick paver. This type of paver will last for decades, but it's the most fragile option on this list. Over time, the weather can wear down the brick, but you will still get a driveway paver with a strength rating of around 12,000 pounds per square inch. With good upkeep, you can get about 25 years out of these pavers.

3. Concrete Pavers

A very common driveway paver option offered is the concrete paver. This type of paver can be molded into the shape of bricks and comes in a variety of different styles and options. You will get between 25 and 50 years out of these pavers and they have a strength rating of about 8,000 pounds per square inch. A driveway made of concrete pavers is stronger than a solid concrete slab.

We carry all three of these types of driveway pavers in a variety of brands, such as Nicolock, Cambridge, Techo Bloc, and Unilock. Stop by one of our two NYC area locations today and let our staff help you get the right driveway pavers for your Long Island project.