Having the appropriate strength materials to work with allows for the use of larger format pavers. Extra-large format pavers can be installed for driveway applications. This can be a desirable aesthetic for clients who want a modern look as opposed to the classic cobblestone aesthetic.
Right now, we’re seeing a shift to natural stone for both residential and commercial driveway systems. It’s time to replace the dated and oft-stained concrete surface. Natural stone comes in all formats—traditional, small 4” x 4” and 6” x 6” cubes to larger sizes. These pavers continue gaining traction with architects and builders focused on their aesthetic and structural benefits. These driveway stone pavers provide a desirable and broad alternative to standard and dated concrete pavers.
The two most common patterns used for driveways are “running bond”, sometimes referred to as “brick pattern”, and a secondary pattern that pleasantly combines form and function would be a herringbone pattern. Of course, it is imperative that extra-large format pavers are installed with the correct installation techniques for both dry set and wet set applications.