Both clay and concrete pavers feature incredible strength, says Frank Calistro, owner of Old World Brick Paving in River Grove, Illinois. Concrete pavers come with a strength rating of 9,000 pounds per square inch, and 12,000 psi for clay, he says. Concrete driveways usually use 4,000 psi of cement.
However, some differences exist. Clay pavers feature a deeper, more vibrant color than concrete pavers, Calistro says. Clay pavers sometimes cost twice as much, and unlike concrete pavers, they only come in one shape, he adds.
Concrete paver driveways sometimes cost up to $14,500, while clay brick driveways can reach $28,000, according to costhelper.com.
Both require little to no upkeep, though concrete pavers require sealing every five to seven years, Calistro says. If the base was properly installed, they should last for decades, he adds.
“Pavers should outlast all asphalt and concrete,” Calistro says. “It gives you better resale value for your house than asphalt or concrete.”
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