Edging your driveway with steel or pavers
Driveway edging defines, protects, and preserves the integrity of your driveway edge line. It will prevent the edge of your driveway from breaking away when traffic comes too close to the edge and it will also prevent premature cracking. By defining the edge of your driveway this will also add protection to your lawn and landscaping along the driveway.
Steel edging is typically installed into the aggregate base with a portion left exposed which will be used to support the asphalt once installed. The steel edging is installed with heavy duty steel stakes to add strength and support along the edge of the driveway. It is shaped to follow any contoured driveway design. Once the edging has been installed the asphalt will be installed to it, then rolled and compacted to thickness.
Brick banding or border is typically set on the aggregate base which is rolled and compacted. The bricks are sometimes held in place with a retainer or may be set in a bed of mortar depending on the homeowner's choice. Once the bricks have been installed, the asphalt is installed to it and rolled and compacted to thickness.