Concrete pavers are versatile paving solutions for a wide variety of hardscape projects. Because concrete pavers come in so many different styles and colors, they are ideal for matching virtually any architectural style. By mixing and matching colors and shapes, you can create one-of-a-kind patios, walkways or driveways. While concrete pavers are often set in mortar or concrete, many are set on a bed of compacted gravel and sand. This process makes concrete pavers a favorite of do-it-yourselfers.
The concrete paver manufacturing process makes them less expensive than poured concrete or asphalt. Concrete paversÂ cost even less than comparable pavers made of sandstone, granite or clay, and are more durable, especially when used in driveways. The cost of repairing concrete pavers in is much less than poured concrete because often only the damaged pavers have to be removed and new pavers reset in their place. If a concrete paver does break, you can easily remove it and replace it with a new one. Manufactured concrete pavers are uniform in appearance, which means you won’t even be able to tell which paver is new and which are the older, original ones.
Another major benefit of concrete pavers is that they do not crack and break if the ground shifts underneath them — they simply shift with the ground. If the ground freezes, concrete pavers are not affected because they are able to move slightly to accommodate the expanding water. When you consider many concrete pavers have a life expectancy of more than 30 years, they are an economical choice.
While it is generally cheaper up front to pour a concrete slab, after you factor in all the benefits of concrete pavers, it becomes clear that concrete pavers are a much better investment in the long run. Visit Concrete Solutions and check out our indoor displays to get some ideas for your project, today!