Ask the Expert: Are pavers suitable for driveways in our winter climate?

Yes! Paver driveways not only look beautiful, they’re an excellent option for the Midwest because they consist of an interlocking, flexible system that adjusts to freezing and thawing, so the ice and cold don’t affect the seams (unlike concrete, which can crack). Hire a professional who has experience installing pavers and understands the best ways to prepare the base (starting with stable soil, considering drainage, using enough base rock, etc.) Careful installation is key. And when it comes to maintaining your driveway, no extra work is required. The smooth surface of the pavers makes for easy snow removal, whether you use a shovel or a snow blower.

Gene Karjala
Field and product specialist
Anchor Block Company

—Presented by Anchor Block Company

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