Boston Brick and Stone is licensed, bonded and insured to design and construct driveways that are functional, strong, resist wear and tear, and improve curb appeal. We work with the homeowner to design the perfect driveway using concrete, decorative brick, brick ribbon with concrete, cobblestone, paving stones and decomposed granite.
For almost 20 years Boston Brick & Stone has grown to be the most relied upon chimney repair contractor in the greater Los Angeles area. We have taken those same skills to bring our customers sturdy driveways that will improve the curb appeal of any home.
Boston Brick & Stone has been a featured contractor on HGTV’s “Landscaper’s Challenge” and on “Backyard Brigade.” Additionally, Boston Brick & Stone has been selected by the United States National Park Service as the trusted resource to handle their most exacting masonry and restoration requirements.
Concrete Driveway Repair and Replacements
At Boston Brick & Stone we excavate our driveways down 8 inches, we fill 4 inches with compacted base, the 4 inches of base allows for proper drainage and prevents water damage. We then lay a cross pattern of ½ inch rebar every 12 inches, which are tied together with wire. At each intersection a 1 inch square “Dobie” is set under the cross section to keep the rebar above ground level. This allows the rebar to “float” within the concrete as the heavy, wet concrete is poured. Rebar holds the concrete together and prevents separation. After the concrete is poured the driveway is scored at patterned intervals to help reduce and contain normal cracking of the concrete.
Decorative Brick Driveways
A brick driveway is a beautiful addition to many homes. The bricks can be laid in any number of patterns from a very simple running bond design to basket weave to herringbone. Non-traditional designs are also available.
Brick Ribbon with Concrete Driveways
Many people want a brick ribbon either bordering the driveway or running through the driveway. There are different shades and colors of bricks that can be used. Some types of stone and pebbles can also be used as a driveway ribbon and add a very unique perspective.
Concrete Segmented Driveways
A beautiful lawn and landscape highlighted with a concrete segmented driveway are individually designed to the homeowner’s preferences. This can add a unique “green” look with grass growing between the concrete segments.
Stained Concrete Driveways
Stain can be added while mixing the concrete to give the driveway a different look. Staining is often added to make the new driveway look as if it has been there for many years, or to match an overall design color scheme. Different stain color can be used to enhance the exterior of the home.
Stamped Concrete Driveways
Stamped driveways are another alternative. Once the concrete has been poured for the driveway, design forms are pounded into the wet cement. There are many designs to choose from. When used with the Stained concrete colors it can be made to look like cobblestone or many other designs in lieu of adding brick or stone accents to the driveway
Paving Stone Driveways
Paving Stone driveways are a popular and less expensive way to get that old world, cobblestone effect.
Decomposed Granite Driveways
Decomposed Granite is a low cost, semi permanent solution for walkways and driveways. This product needs frequent maintenance and is not recommended in many areas of Los Angeles.
Why Boston Brick & Stone Does Not Use Asphalt for Driveway Repair and Replacements
As masons, working in Southern California, we design and build all types of beautiful masonry and concrete driveways at a great price that will last 40 years or more. We do not use Asphalt because it deteriorates quickly, needs frequent maintenance and must be replaced much earlier than other masonry and concrete options.