COMMUNITY FORUM

J_B

05:15PM | 11/08/99
Member Since: 11/07/99
2 lifetime posts
Bvmisc

I'm putting in a new driveway and have decided on cement or brick---i prefer the way brick looks. My questions are about durability---brick vs. cement---and also WHAT is the difference between a "paver" and a "brick"? I've been given conflicting opinions---brick is stronger.....pavers are stronger....brick and pavers are the same....brick and pavers are different...cement is better for a driveway....brick is better for a driveway because it won't crack like cement....brick isn't better because it will buckle because of freezing/thawing no matter what the base is...

I am aware of the difference in cost, i want my money's worth as far as durability....and it'd be kinda' nice NOT to lose my mind trying to figure all this out Thanks for any help/info!

jorgeb

11:01AM | 11/20/99
Member Since: 03/06/99
5 lifetime posts
Brick pavers are made of clay and are in fact of a higher psi than concrete pavers. Both are designed for paving use and for a typical driveway (i.e.-no heavy trucks) are more than sufficient for their purpose. Both concrete and brick application require a proper base for sucessful results base should be 8" of a free draining material (processes aggregrate) well compacted and with brick 1" of crusher dust screening setting bed. It boils down to asthetics not functionality when the base is installed correctly.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

If you have a spare desk sitting around, you can easily convert it into a custom vanity. Cut away the back portion of the ... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1