Paving Materials To Consider for Your Driveway, Patio and Walkway

paversYour outdoor living space is an essential part of your home. It is the first thing you see when you come in, and the last you see when you leave. When you consider this, you realize that the impression you create for guests extends well before they set foot inside your door. Not only do you want your lawn and garden looking their best, the same applies to your sidewalks and driveway.

Paver materials are now designed for optimum function and style. Pool decks and driveways can be laid with modern-style concrete pavers, classic brick pavers, or interlocking pavers. Builders and contractors can increase the value of your home with just the laying of simple pavers.

Concrete pavers, the most popular material of choice for homes around the United States, is the least expensive and is the most flexible in terms of application and style. Concrete pavers can be made to look like expensive sandstones or brick; they come in stamped and patterned designs, as well as a variety of colors. The material is ideal for pool remodeling projects because the application is more flexible.

Brick pavers are perfect for patios and garden walkways. If properly cared for, they can last for over 100 years. They may be made from clay, shale, soft slate, calcium silicate, concrete, or shaped from quarried stone. Clay is the most common material. Modern clay bricks are formed in one of three processes – soft mud, dry press, or extruded. The manner of manufacturing bricks pavers often determines the price, so some are more expensive than others. But it’s a good investment in your outdoor living space.

Interlocking pavers are best for driveways, walkways, and pool decks. This type of paver has been around for over hundreds of years; some roads in Europe with interlocking pavers are still in use today. This material is known for being highly shock resistant because of its ability to move with the earth’s motion. This means less repair and maintenance is needed for this paver material. It also comes in various shapes and styles to suit your outdoor design.

With this information in mind, you can ask a trusted contractor about cost and installation for a more comprehensive planning process.