Hello World! Welcome Friends! Why are interlocking pavers such a popular choice these days? They seem to be the material of choice for property owners and landscaping contractors, especially for high-end projects. Pavers grace the driveways, walkways, and patios of luxury homes in all areas of the country, regardless of climate or local architecture styles. Here are some of the reasons pavers are the best choice for home exteriors.
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The ground around your home is not as stable as it seems. The earth’s surface contracts and expands as it freezes and thaws, and can sometimes even push up long-buried debris. Growing tree roots and tunneling creatures also cause the ground to shift over time. All this movement causes concrete and asphalt to crack or craze over time but the space between pavers will absorb these movements, so the pavers themselves stay looking like new.
If a paver becomes stained or chipped, it’s easy to replace with a new one. In some cases, you can even flip the damaged paver over and make use of the unblemished side. A surface covered with pavers can be beautifully maintained with very little effort or expense.
Water Flows Through
Concrete holds water on its surface, which can be dangerous and leads to wear and damage over time. But pavers provide a water-permeable surface that allows water to drain through the pavement. This is not only better for the surface, but for the environment, as it allows storm water to be absorbed into the ground instead of running off into streets and sewers.
Pavers come in many different textures and colors, which allows endless design possibilities. It’s easy to incorporate interlocking pavers into casual or formal designs, even in locations that would be difficult to reach with concrete. Pavers can be arranged in hexagonal, herringbone, or diamond designs to complement each home and landscape, and it’s easy to add on to existing designs in the future. Versatile concrete pavers can be used for driveways, walkways, patios, and pool areas, so they offer a cohesive landscape design.
Interlocking concrete pavers are less expensive than many other pavement choices, or even other pavers such as granite. Concrete pavers are so dense and durable that you can expect them to keep adding beauty to your landscape for the next 30 years or more.
Properly installed pavers require almost no maintenance at all. The sand that lies under and between the pavers prevents weed growth and allows you to repair any bulges due to tree roots or tunneling by simply lifting the pavers, smoothing out the underlying earth, and replacing the same pavers. Unlike gravel, pavers won’t interfere with lawn maintenance tasks like snow blowing or raking.
Interlocking concrete pavers offer a beautiful, durable, and affordable building choice. They form a surface that is flexible, water permeable, and easy to maintain. This is why homeowners who want a luxury look that is very easy to care for and will beautify their exterior for many years are choosing pavers over other building materials.
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