Making your yard a joy to come home to
- The Driveway is the first thing you see when arriving home, and along with the landscaping, forms the first impression of your home.
- Pavers come in a large range of colors and styles. With so much variety, they can give your property a look unmatched by other materials.
- In many areas (many Jersey Shore towns) and other parts of the world, paver driveways are more common than asphalt.
- Because of their long life, and ease of repair, Paver driveways can have a lower cost over the lifetime of the project, even with higher initial costs.
- In some cases permeable paver driveways can be constructed where local zoning will not allow regular types of driveways. See our Permeable Paver Page for more information.
- Night lighting around a driveway can set off the entrance, and can make it much easier to back out of a driveway at night.
- Plantings around the entrance of the driveway can further set off the entrance, and can help bring color and beauty to your yard most months of the year.
Interlocking Concrete Paver Driveways
- We construct small to medium sized driveways.
- Paver Driveway construction is similar to Paver Patio construction (see Patio & Walk Construction) with these differences: Excavation for a driveway is generally 12-inches instead of 9-inches. Modified stone base is installed with 3 lifts (layers) of 3-in. each lift, and each layer compacted, for a total of 9-inches of base.
- Many of our customers have used E. P. Henry concrete pavers, but we also can use Imperial, Techo-Bloc, Cambridge, Belgard, Anchor, Hanover, Rinox, CST or any other brand of pavers. Installation is the same for all of the different brands.
- Pavers come in a large range of colors and styles. With so much variety, they can work with almost any project.
- Please view some examples of the various colors and different patterns that can be used on our Paver Colors Page.
- For the last few years new styles and colors have been added each year. Check out manufactures web sites for more up to date information. To order the current years catalog see E. P. Henry, Techo-Bloc or other paver companies web sites.
Old Towne Cobble and Coventry Driveways
E. P. Henry Old Towne Cobble Stones come in two sizes: 6-in. by 6-in. and 6-in. by 9-in. Coventry I pavers come in the same sizes but are mechanically aged to give them an older look. Most other manufactures make pavers in these same shapes, and also make pavers that are tumbled or aged. Our most commonly used colors are Harvest Blend (brown blend), and Pewter Blend (gray blend) which is often combined with red or brown or charcoal. Old Towne Cobble comes in Autumn Blend, Harvest Blend, Pewter Blend, Dakota Blend, Charcoal, and new ‘Silk Stone Colors: Amber, Hickory, Onyx, and Rosetta Examples of other colors and combinations can be seen on our Paver Colors Page.
EP Henry Old Town Cobble Driveway – Ardmore, Montgomery County, Main Line, PA 19004
Harvest Blend Driveway “I” Pattern with Harvest Blend border
EP Henry Old Town Cobble Driveway – Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Main Line, PA 19004
Cobble Stone Border Pewter Blend Driveway “I” Pattern with 20% Dakota Blend
EP Henry Brickstone in a herringbone pattern – Lansdowne, Delaware County, PA 19050
Autumn Blend Brickstone bordered with Autumn Blend Brickstone
EP Henry Eco Paver Permeable Paver Driveway – Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, PA 19004
Permeable Pavers are probably not the first choice of most people today when thinking of a Driveway, Patio, a Walk or Walkway, but things are changing. As more and more open space is covered with paving, areas that use to soak up rain water are now impervious. More water is put into the streets, storm sewers, and waterways immediately during, and after a storm instead of soaking into the ground and slowly working it way back into the water system. The EPA, and in Pennsylvania the DEP have regulations that call on municipalities to limit the amount of impervious area on properties in their jurisdiction. This is to help prevent flooding that can result from too much paving and building. Impervious areas include the house, the driveway, walks, patios, sheds, and pools. Even decks in some areas are considered impervious. Although pavers, flagstone and other natural stone, and clay brick might not be installed in mortar or over concrete, they are usually counted as impervious because of the compaction of the ground necessary for proper construction. Most of the rain water will run off the top, much the same as if it were concrete.
This is why environmentally friendly permeable paving is gaining in popularity. Most municipalities – but not all – will allow Permeable Pavers for Driveways, Patios and Walks when a property is at its limit for Impervious area.
Some additional benefits of permeable paving:
Snow and ice that melts in Winter will disappear below the paving surface, lessen the need for salt and make for a safer surface. This could have many commercial applications in business districts.
Can eliminate the need for a drainage pond or collection basin in a parking lot. This can make additional space available for parking.
Environmentally friendly. Fits in nicely with a responsible, sustainable lifestyle.
See our Permeable Paver Page for more information, and construction information.
Another option instead of replacing an entire driveway is to add a paver walk on the side of the driveway. Besides widening the driveway, this can improve the appearance and the whole front of the house, and is a nicer way to get pedestrian traffic from the sidewalk to the front door.
EP Henry Old Towne Cobble Paver Walk – Wynnewood, Montgomery County, PA 19096