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Paver Driveway Installation FAQ's

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The Short Answer: A paver driveway runs between $9.78 and $31.21 Per Sq Ft nationwide.


The Real Answer: The cost to install a paver driveway depends on many factors. Is it a brand new paver driveway on virgin ground? Or are you removing and replacing an existing concrete or asphalt driveway? Will there need to be any minor excavation and fine grading for proper water drainage? These all play a part in the cost of  installing a new paver driveway. No two jobs are ever the same.


Also, price per Sq Ft increases as the size of a driveway decreases.  The smaller the driveway, the higher the cost. The bigger the driveway, the lower the cost. This is due to the fixed costs associated with a driveway business.

  • Ordering & Management of Materials.
  • Materials Costs.
  • Equipment Costs.
  • Mobilization Fees.
  • Labor Costs.
  • Insurance Costs.
  • Bookkeeping.
  • Etc.


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Answer: With proper maintenance and upkeep, a properly installed paver driveway can last up to 30, 40 or even 50 years!

Answer: Yes. There are a few different types of pavers to choose from. Concrete Pavers, Stone Pavers, and Brick Pavers.


Not only are there different pavers to choose from, but there's also a vast array of colors and and endless combination of colors that can be created and installed in a unique way to suit your tastes.

The Short Answer: Any one of the varieties of pavers, Concrete Pavers, Stone Pavers or Brick Pavers are great for a standard driveway.


The Right Answer: The type of paver is dependent on the use of the driveway and the type of traffic it will need to withstand. Is it just regular passenger vehicles using the driveway or heavy vehicles like RV's, trash trucks, propane deliveries, septic pumping, etc?

These are important details that need to be shared with a contractor so the driveway is designed for your specific needs.

Answer: Yes certainly. However, the installation of the subgrade and subbase is equally, if not more important than the actual pavers themselves. A driveway is only as good as the subgrade beneath it.

The Short Answer: Yes. But there are 2 major benefits that make a paver driveway much more appealing.


  1. With a paver driveway, you're essentially paying upfront for the maintenance costs that would have to be spent on a concrete driveway over it's lifespan. There is very little maintenance needed on a paver driveway.
  2. A paver driveway, installed properly and with proper maintenance and upkeep, will likely outlive a concrete driveway by 5 to 10 years.

Answer: Yes. However, it may be necessary to install retaining walls or concrete retaining borders to help keep the paver driveway locked in place depending on the degree of incline.

Answer: There are certainly contractors out there that will tell you yes. However, this should be avoided at all costs. 

Answer: Yes, but finding matching colors can be challenging and it might be necessary to consider alternative options that blend in better with the original design.

Answer: When comparing paver driveways to other driveways such as concrete or asphalt, paver driveways require a fraction of the maintenance and upkeep.


However little it may be, some key maintenance tasks generally required are:


  • Power Washing
  • Weeding
  • Replacing cracked or damaged pavers
  • Sealing*

*Some paver manufacturers will void the warranty if the pavers are sealed.

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