What Is An Apron?
The Apron of your driveway is where the driveway meets the street pavement. There are several ways that you can transform that plain patch of asphalt by removing the section of driveway that meets the street curb with a more modern, classic look. Aprons are a driveway feature often installed to provide additional support for the driveway surface while making it more aesthetically pleasing. In Westchester County, driveways can be problematic in areas with heavy precipitation. As a result, they may get slippery or have puddles of water start to pool on them. Driveway aprons are meant to protect driveways from extreme weather conditions and help them last longer by preventing water damage.
Belgian Block Aprons
Belgian blocks are a popular go-to for homeowners here in Westchester County. They’re commonly installed in the place of curbs along driveways, streets, and paths. Many residential homeowners in Yorktown have Belgian-block aprons. These aprons add more than style; they also provide a visual transition from the blacktop of the residential streets to the homeowner’s driveway.
Why you should choose Belgian Block?
Driveways aprons constructed with Belgian blocks are very sturdy and weather resistant. They do not crack like asphalt or concrete, are stain-resistant, and are not worn down over time by rain, ice, or snow.
Providing a classic, rustic look for your driveway apron is easily achieved with Belgian Blocks. They come in a variety of colors from whites, greys, browns, and even reds and will compliment any other mason designs that may be on your property. In addition, the patterns and designs that can be achieved by setting them are endless which can complement your style of living and make your driveway stand out. Two common designs here in Yorktown are 90-degree Herringbone and Running Bond.
90-Degree Herringbone Running Bond
Easy to Replace
Cracking and potholes can be ongoing problems for older driveways, especially where the apron of the driveway meets the street. Luckily maintaining a Belgian Block apron is simpler, easier, and more cost-efficient long term. If one stone gets chipped, damaged, cracked, or discolored you can easily remove and replace it without touching the other stones.