Over time asphalt driveways can start to appear a little ragged or worn around the edges, especially after a few seasons of snowfall, shoveling, plowing and blowing and then the salt or de-icers. An interesting option along the edges is the introduction of Belgian Block into the picture. Adding a neat row of Belgian block stones to each side will boost its curb appeal (no pun intended) while also providing a clear visual aid as you back out or pull in.
Belgian block has been in use since the Middle Ages when man began utilizing it withing streets and walks, many of which are still in use today. Being extremely versatile, it can be used as a base on which you can drive or walk, as well as being implemented as a border or edging thereby becoming a nice accent. Since it is so durable it is widely used as an alternative material when creating environments that last a lifetime.
Within the scope of driveways and entrances, Belgian Block is often utilized in the creation of one-of-a-kind design layouts. Easily used as an accent in an otherwise predominantly concrete design or even as a stand-alone paving material, creating a more intricate layout. Often within a driveway, Belgian Block is used in a herringbone fashion accenting parts of the driveway or even in circular layouts creating stunning focal points.
For use in patios and adjoining walkways as well, the block can be used as the primary material or as an accent or border to add some charm to more budget-conscious material use. To tie the look together, the stones can easily be used throughout the yard as a border for flower beds and sheds for a look that is pulled together and polished.