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Driveway Envy Part 2

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Real Estate Agent with TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE

Back on January 22nd I shared an article about driveway envy here in The Villages, Florida and I discussed painted and paver driveways.  Many of you commented or reached out to me about more information as I started our new driveway journey.  The project has started and we are on day one.

Se are going with a paver driveway for several reasons, first is the appearance as we are going from the corner of the home to the paver patio on the other side of our home.  I see so many concrete driveways crack or after years the painted one’s fade.  Repainting is an option but you must you care on who you hire as I have seen some terrible repainting jobs.  There are draw backs to pavers but after interviewing three companies and asking about common paver driveway problems I feel we made the right decision.

Day one was demo day, I love demo day and after demo the crew started to put the base down.  Weather permitting, they tell me a four-day project.

Dick Betts, REALTOR®

The Betts Team

Touchstone Real Estate

The Villages, Florida

717-860-3107 cell

Dick@DickBetts.com

 

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Comments (22)

Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Dick,
Take pictures of the process. I enjoy watching how things progress.

Feb 24, 2024 04:40 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Dick - congratulations on your impressive project-in-action.  Looking forward to what's to come. . .    Good luck.  

Feb 24, 2024 04:50 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I like that you did your research, and weighed the pros and cons before deciding upon which way to go.  This helps me for when it comes time to decide how to do the driveways within the subdivision that I am working on, haha.

Feb 24, 2024 04:54 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Brian England one thing I didn't do is compare the price between concrete and pavers.  Pavers do look so much better and believe in the long run will be cost savings in maintenance.

Feb 24, 2024 05:17 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Michael Jacobs at 8:00 am on Saturday morning they were here and working should be able to show some results today!

Feb 24, 2024 05:17 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Carol Williams I am taking plenty of pictures, fun watching the progress!

Feb 24, 2024 05:18 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Joyce Marsh it is a major investment but I do believe worth it!  Will keep you up to date!

Feb 24, 2024 05:19 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Wayne Martin I sure will keep you updated!  I understand the reason people go pavers!

Feb 24, 2024 05:20 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thanks for sharing, make it a great Saturday and enjoy your

weekend!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Feb 24, 2024 05:35 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That tractor is amazing! They pulled up a huge section of the old driveway. Neat.

Feb 24, 2024 05:37 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Kat Palmiotti been hard to focus the past two days, my office looks out at the driveway end up just watching the progress! 

Feb 24, 2024 06:17 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Thanks Bill Salvatore - East Valley make it a great weekend and maybe sell a house or twon that is my plan!

Feb 24, 2024 06:17 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

The detail and results are all in the foundation. If it is deep enough and set level, then the topping will last a long time.

Feb 24, 2024 06:20 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Dick,

Wow what a project! Did you have to get approval from the Villages architectural control board to make this improvement? Our driveways are different...we have post tension cable slabs for the driveway and would be difficult to ever pull them like I saw the tractor in your photo. We would not be allowed to install the pavers..we are on bedrock and pavers would not be sturdy enough. Its amazing how things are different in other parts of the country. I think you will like the finished product and can't wait to see it!

Feb 24, 2024 06:27 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Much like life Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 strong base, good foundation and we can last a long time!

Feb 24, 2024 06:30 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Oh yes Dorie Dillard Austin TX signed contract for pavers, they did detail drawing and went before the ARC for approval.  Can't get any work done as I find myself looking out the windows!

Feb 24, 2024 06:32 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well the better the research the better you would feel about the result, so congratulations and keep us posted how long the process will take...Endre

Feb 24, 2024 04:07 PM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Endre Barath, Jr. posting everyday!  I share on my FB Page and many locals are watching closely!

Feb 24, 2024 05:38 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I am not in love with the painted driveways. It does save you a good bit of money, but the pavers (if sealed every so often) look great forever. 

Mar 03, 2024 07:10 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty that is why we went to that expense!  Love them!

Mar 03, 2024 08:59 AM