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Everything You Need To Know Before You Choose A Paving Material

No one knows curb appeal like Owen Reeves, and he breaks down the cost of renovating your exterior hardscaping, from driveways to patios,  based on the material so you can plan your design to match your budget. 

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Gravel is by far the most affordable option at $3 per square foot. It's best used on driveways and low-traffic areas. 

 
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Asphalt is the next cheapest, but at more than twice the cost of gravel (it starts at $7 per square foot) it's still a significant jump. Although, the finished product certainly looks more polished. Ashphalt is a great option for driveways and walkways. 

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Concrete offers a greater range of design possibilities at a mid-level price point, and is very durable so it works well in high-traffic areas like driveways and patios. Concrete typically ranges from $12-$15 per square foot. 


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Man-Made Pavers are another step up in price again, but the finished look is worthy of any dream home. You'll pay anywhere from $15 to $25, or more, per square foot for these versatile pavers. If an entire driveway isn't in the cards, these are a stylish options for small walkways as well. 


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Natural Stone is epitome of luxury in the world of driveways, so if you've got room to spare in your budget, then this is the landscaping choice for you. You just want to make sure you don't use this on a driveway as it's best suited for low traffic areas like patios and walkways. Starting at $20 per square foot, a little stone can go a long way with your curb appeal. 
 
Note: These are all average prices, and will vary depending where you live, across Canada.
 
For more information on the products featured today:
Gravel, Asphalt and Concrete samples provided by Islington Nurseries and Stone Yard
Beacon Hill Flagstone™ Pavers and Granite Natural Stone Paver provided by Unilock
Trafalgar Pavers and City Slab provided by Permacon
 

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