Natural stone pavers are an effective way to increase your homes curb appeal. Stone pavers can be affordable for driveways, walkways or other exterior hardscape areas and will out-shine and out-last the other available options.
Natural paving stone is more visually appealing, but also has the distinct advantage of lasting longer than manufactured pavers, decomposed granite or concrete. This should be considered in terms of the the overall budget. Ask a contractor how often a manufactured concrete paver surface needs maintaining and how long will it last? Will concrete become unsightly after several years with cracks and uplifting? Replacing decomposed granite/gravel after exposure to weather and wear may become tedious and costly, not to mention the mess it makes on garage floors and inside your home.
Most natural stone exterior surfaces if installed properly can last indefinitely. Old reclaimed granite cobblestone, such as the beautiful Historic European Cobblestone and curb we import from Europe, looks amazing, requires no sealant and only simple maintenance! The image below shows a combination of antique cobblestone and brick banding as an example. But smaller sections of cobblestone can be used for banding or aprons or motor landings combined with other materials, even concrete such as the second image.
Natural paving stone will increase your homes curb appeal with creative design and careful assessment of installation options and selection/variety of natural stone materials. A qualified stone professional and/or design professional will have suggestions that vary in price, color, look and feel to provide the beauty and quality you desire.