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Pros and Cons of Honeycomb Stones For DrivewaysBy admin
Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Choosing the perfect driveway from your home is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. There are a lot of types of driveway but only one of them is going to be perfect for your home.
Even if you’re considering driveway paving stones, the design options available can very quickly become overwhelming. You have to consider the style of the stones and choose the right shapes and colours, then settle on the final design.
There’s a lot that goes into designing a driveway, but above all, before you commit to one driveway type, you need to make sure that the pros are what you’re looking for and the cons are something that you don’t mind living with.
Here’s what you need to know about the pros and cons of honeycomb paving stones…
Pros of Honeycomb Paving Stones
Honeycomb pavers can create a beautiful driveway that is able to complement older and newer properties. There are many advantages to choosing pavers over some alternative driveway materials, including:
Pro: Not as Prone to Cracking
The small size of the honeycomb paving stone can mean that it’s not as prone to cracking as thinner and larger paving stones. Honeycomb stones are often quite thick, and the end result is a fairly durable driveway that can stand up to most types of regular use.
Pro: Creates a Unique Look
Honeycomb pavers are a very unique style of paving stone, which means that they are ideal for creating a standout driveway design. The final design can have a bespoke appearance, with different colours of stone and varying layouts.
Pro: Doesn’t Require Curing Time
Unlike a material like concrete, which has a long cure time, you can drive on pavers very quickly after installation. This reduces the time where you have to find alternative parking for your vehicle while your driveway cures and strengthens.
Whilst honeycomb paver maintenance is not overly time-consuming, it does have to be done on a regular basis. The stones will need to be cleaned to prevent algae growth and the gaps between the stones can mean that regular weeding is required
Cons of Honeycomb Paving Stones
Where there are pros of a building material, there are almost always cons, and honeycomb paving stones aren’t an exception. Here are three of the biggest cons of honeycomb paving stones:
Con: Installation Costs Can Be High
Between the cost of materials, which for honeycomb pavers can be quite high and for the installation, this driveway type can be expensive. Often, pavers take much more time to install than other types of driveway.
Con: Susceptible to Water Damage
The gaps between the pavers can lead to the driveway suffering from erosion problems and other damage over time as they allow water to settle and freeze. This can also result in the stones moving and eventually having to be repaired or replaced.
Con: Requires Regular Maintenance
Whilst honeycomb paver maintenance is not overly time-consuming, it does have to be done on a regular basis. The stones will need to be cleaned to prevent algae growth and the gaps between the stones can mean that regular weeding is required.
To get more information about resin driveways so you can make an informed decision on the best driveway variety for your home, all you need to do is submit an enquiry on the Home Logic website or call us directly on 0800 1700 636!
Not Sure Honeycomb Paving Stones are the Right Choice for You?
If you’re not 100% certain that honeycomb paving stones are going to be the best choice for your home, then it’s always worth taking a look at what other driveway types are available. Going back to the haystack analogy - you have a lot of styles to choose from! Some of the most popular driveway types, include:
For a driveway that needs very little maintenance, isn’t prone to water problems and that is very quick to install, resin is a prime choice.
Resin is the modern needle in the haystack, designed to eliminate many of the common problems that driveways face and deliver homeowners a beautiful, smooth and highly customisable driveway surface.
A resin driveway is SUDs compliant, offers natural water runoff reduction, is crack and weed resistent and is available is an outstanding range of stone mixtures, such as:
• Sweet Pea
• Grey Slate
• Spring Haze
As an added bonus, a resin driveway can also be installed in just two days, weather permitting making it an enviably impressive investment!
Learn More About Resin Driveways
To get more information about resin driveways so you can make an informed decision on the best driveway variety for your home, all you need to do is submit an enquiry on the Home Logic website or call us directly.
A good driveway will last for many years, so it’s worth taking the time to choose a driveway that is 100% right for your home! To find the best fit surfacing solution for your home, call our team today on 0800 1700 636, or click the button below!Related Home Logic Living Articles
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