Pavers are concrete blocks made of aggregate, cement, water and sand. Pavers can be used in several areas including gardens, business offices and homes. Not only do they make a home look beautiful but they also add to the value of a property. Due to this pavers can be termed as an investment which is beneficial to the personal and financial lives of the owners.
The strength in pavers is due to the solid base aggregate that is added that makes them four times more stronger than concrete blocks. This makes them perfect of almost all uses including vehicle traffic.
It is almost free to maintain pavers. It is easy to replace a bad paver that has cracked, has been affected by the weather or stained, to replace it is easy, just remove it and insert a good one.
The projects of paving stones is at first is costly than the others which are made using asphalt, and concrete materials, with time you realize they are cheaper. With time there is the realization that there are maintenance costs involved in concrete blocks that are made with asphalt unlike papers that do not need to be maintained. Pavers on the other hand do not have thawing and freezing cycles that leads to cracking and their beauty is sustained a long periods of time.
The brands, sizes, shapes and colors of pavers are limitless. Imagination is the only limit there is to make patterns and designs for pavers. Patterns like winding, rectangular patio, stately paths can be arranged in pavers which is not the case for concrete stones. This is because of their flexible status which enables expressions that are artistic that balance the theme of any house.
It is easy to install pavers by following the proper guidelines and even a homeowner can do it themselves. There are however a few things that need to be considered like the landscape of the home, the slope, base or pitch that are all related to the home, it is still practicable for anybody to install pavers which is not possible with concrete stones. A home owner saves a lot of money on labor and other costs.
Some pavers are made of sandstones, granite, basalt and limestone due to their density and the fact that they do not keep any moisture. Pavers made from clay are put in very high temperatures and they are good for vegetation and will at sometime get mouldy but not destroyed. Pavers should be joined with some sand so that the surface is flexible enough to drain any water. Some pavers are laid using mortar and are grouted using the same to ensure no weed grows.