1.) Selecting the right product
Other than appearance, which we will discuss next, your focus should be choosing a product that is both durable and strong. Unlike backyard paver patios, driveway pavers have to be able to hold the load of several vehicles, trailers, boats, campers, etc. That weight not only drives over the area but remains on it as a vehicle can be parked for hours or days. Be sure to consult with your landscape designer or the company you select to purchase pavers from to ensure that the product is meant to be driven on, not just walked on.
Driveway pavers are more long-lasting and durable than your typical driveway (solid surface asphalt or concrete). Pavers are much less likely to crack as well, however, if the appropriate base is not set before pavers are installed, you will experience issues with your driveway. The right paver, installed the right way, will not crack or experience the freeze-thaw problem that concrete and asphalt deal with.