There's no question that the beauty of a brick driveway, of all types of driveways, can be a great advantage. If there are questions about these driveways, they are from these driveway's disadvantages. Check out the pro's and con's of brick driveway below to learn more about them.
As a driveway with curb appeal, it is hard to beat brick. The key to this appeal, however is design, installation, and maintenance. Without these three elements, the brick driveway can look shabby and unprofessional.
If you appreciate artistry and design you will find the brick driveway one that is likely to match your tastes. Bricks used in these driveways, for example can be chosen with a variety of colors and hues to match your landscaping.
A definite disadvantage to the brick driveway is its cost. Not only is it more labor intensive than asphalt or concrete driveways, and therefore more expensive to install, but a driveway 10 feet wide and 20 feet long will cost about $5,000.
Over time, the brick driveway can create massive headaches for the driveway's owner. Uneven surfaces from ground frost, tree roots and erosion are inevitable. Then, there are the weeds. They inevitably grow up between the pavers and if not pulled can become a huge eyesore.