Bring a slice of history to your Plainview, NY, home with a cobblestone driveway. Regardless if your house embodies the beauty of classical or contemporary landscape architecture, a cobblestone driveway would add a fascinating element to your front yard landscaping. Cobblestone has a classic appeal attached to it, but with the updated options offered by manufacturers, your modern home will leave an excellent impression on visitors.
Cobblestone pavers are usually made of pieces of granite, a hard rock used as a paving material for centuries. Granite doesn’t stain, is not affected by weather, and won’t crack or split, regardless of how many years it has been laid. With a cobblestone driveway, you are installing a surface that is tough and uniquely attractive, characteristics that other materials cannot beat.
Features like durability and low maintenance keep cobblestone on the pricier side of driveway materials while the cost is made up for by its long-lasting beauty and quality. The durability of the cobblestone driveway depends on the workmanship of the contractor. When it’s well-built, a cobblestone paver driveway will remain strong and functional for many years.
Above All Masonry Design delivers a professional team that stands behind every detail of every project, as we always keep high standards and provide exceptional quality.
Visually Pleasing Shapes and Textures
Visual versatility is the reason why architects and landscape designers appreciate cobblestone. This hardscaping material comes in a wide color palette and a variety of square and rectangular shapes. The sizes of cobblestone range from 3 to 7 inches, with a normal height of 5 or 6 inches.
The unique beauty of cobblestones also comes from their authentic granite colors, ranging from dark gray to gray-green or gray-blue. The abundance of shades makes for a simple yet sophisticated textural hardscape element that perfectly highlights the architecture of the house. You can keep a small lawn or a stylish border around it, but at the end of the day, a cobblestone driveway can make your front yard stand out. Cobblestone that consists of sandstone offers warm, earth-toned patina, and because of its flatter surface, it can also be used for interior flooring in rustic homes.
Cobblestone Driveway Aprons and Borders
Let the look of cobblestone lend charm, character, and warmth to your residence. For homeowners who prefer to not install an all-cobblestone driveway, another option is to add an exquisite mosaic, pattern, border, or apron—this would provide an instant front yard upgrade that can be often updated.
At Above All Masonry, we love getting creative with our projects. We may suggest adding a circle at the center of the driveway or forming a lovely border around a focal point such as a classic-looking water fountain or a statue to bring in beautiful accents. Cobblestone naturally inspires creativity and thinking of ways smaller pieces could achieve the authentic, antique “mosaic” look.
Another factor to consider is driveway edging. It is one of the most important finishing touches of the entire hardscaping because it keeps the structure protected and makes an excellent barrier for grass, weeds, and flower beds that boost curb appeal and increase the value of the home.