Just because something is standard and commonly done doesn't mean you have to stick with it. For example, many opt for a concrete driveway, but you could go down a different route and install brick pavers instead. Here are several reasons to break away from the norm with this option.

Visually Appealing

Brick pavers come in different colours and shapes which can be pieced together to create appealing patterns on the driveway, creating a timeless look. Bricks consist of baked clay, and they come in colours such as yellow, mustard, amber, red, and grey-blue. They're often rectangular in shape. Your contractor can arrange them to form a basket-weave design by laying pairs of bricks horizontally and then vertically. Other options include a diagonal herringbone pattern.

You can use colour variation to create effects, too. For example, you might lay predominantly red-toned bricks in the centre of the driveway and border it with pavers in blends of red and blue. Bricks create a warm, appealing entryway to a house.

Durable and Easy to Repair

Brick is a durable material that can carry the heavy weight of vehicles with ease. The interlocking brick pavers are pieced together on top of a base of sand and gravel. This structure doesn't use hard mortar, so the bricks can shift slightly during ground tremors. The driveway thus won't need to crack to accommodate earth movements as concrete may.

Brick pavers are also easier to repair than a solid concrete slab. You can tug out any damaged pavers and replace them with new ones. This way, you also have access to underground pipes and cables if they need maintenance.


Brick pavers create textured paving, which reduces the chances of family or friends slipping and injuring themselves on your property. The texture will also help when it rains, as your driveway won't be as slick or slippery as a smooth surface.

Straightforward to Keep Clean

Brick pavers are easy to keep clean. The patterned surface tends to disguise oil spills, which will be less evident than on a uniform concrete surface. Ask your contractor about sealants that will help to protect the brick pavers and reduce weathering. Also, make sure to sweep or blow away leaves so they don't form a damp blanket that can encourage mould. If any pavers do become stained, you can simply try using a cloth and dishwashing detergent. Otherwise, you can simply replace those them.