joining pavers to existing asphalt driveway

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by jrozycki, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. jrozycki

    jrozycki LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    New house, new driveway, no sidewalk, no lawn, no sprinler system.
    Next most appropriate project to complete, I beleive is our walkway and patio (then sprinkler then lawn).

    Not sure if we want stamped concrete or brick pavers. Pavers I think I could do myself but I am not sure what to do where the pavers would meet the driveway. The asphalt dirveway at this intersetion is curved and beveled. Would I trim the driveway edge or trim the pavers. Or do I end the pavers in a nice flat edge and have a bit of blacktop brought in to fill in the gap.

    The stamped concrete method seems the easist to link to other hardscapes, but I would not be able to do the job myself. We are in Connecticut
  2. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    stamped concrete seems to be growing in popularity up here, but I'm not sure how it can be done without cracking from frost. :confused:

    As far as how to finish at the asphalt, depending on the site situation. In your case, if the driveway curves, I would think you would want to maintain that look, or else it will probably stick out like a sore thumb.

    I would suggest a soldier course up against the asphalt, then make your paver cuts inside the soldier course. If you have any asphalt touch-up to do, you can probably just get some patch at home depot, or a real small gap you could fill with the same poly sand you should be topping the pavers with.

    If it's your first patio, get a brochure from Cambridge, Bolduc, Techno or one of the other manufacturers and read the install instructions carefully.

    Good Luck.

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