Comparison of Paver Maintenance
Low– Stained or broken pavers can be easily replaced without patches.
Dark colored pavers can help hide stains. Ants and weeds in joints can be prevented with sealers or herbicides.
Low– High quality stone lasts for decades. Wide joints may encourage weeds and ants. Rough surface makes walking and driving difficult.
Moderate– Cracking will likely develop. Difficult to match original color or pattern in repaired areas. Repairs leave unattractive patch.
Low- Irregularities in surface make them prone to damage, especially edge chipping.
Moderate– Cracking will likely develop. Repairs and replaced sections leave unsightly patches. Oil stains difficult to remove.
High- Wear and weather will break down surface. Black seal coat required every 2-3 years. Ruts or pothole repairs make ugly patches. Subject to erosion from oil drippings.
Crushed Stone or Gravel
High– cattered stone must be replaced and re-leveled regularly. Ruts from tires will likely develop.