Brick Paver Popularity
Why are patio pavers growing in popularity?
There are many good reasons as to why patio pavers are popular building material for constructing outdoor patios, driveways, pool decks, walkways etc.
- Benefits of Patio Pavers:
- Easy repair
- Low maintenance
- Easy installation
- Fast serviceability
Poured Concrete cost less than pavers, but it is almost inevitable that concrete will crack at some point in time. Concrete slabs usually crack and split during the short to medium term. The joints between pavers eliminate cracking normally associated with conventional asphalt and concrete pavements.
Common causes of cracking are when the base moves due to heavy loads or settlement, and the fact that concrete tends to shrink over time. Concrete can also crack as a result of the expansion and contraction caused by freezing, thawing, and other changes in the weather. The reason contractors place joints in concrete pavements and floors is to encourage the concrete to crack in a neat, straight line at the joint. But this doesn’t always happen, and cracks can appear at random anywhere across the surface of the concrete.
The Versatility of Patio Pavers:
Interlocking pavers solve a lot of the problems of traditional concrete, and are appropriate for any paving application including patios, pool decks, driveways and walkways. Because pavers are individual units or “bricks,” the natural joints between each paver will “give” with pressure, expansion and contraction, eliminating the cracking inherent to conventional asphalt and concrete pavement.
Due to the availability of various shapes, colors, and sizes of patio pavers, they have become one of the most versatile paving materials available today. Additionally, the combination of slip resistance and attractive finishes has aided their popularity to what they are today. Paving stones come in a wide variety of surface finishes, colors and shapes that will complement and enhance the architectural style of any home. Moreover, a skilled installer can create a variety of laying patterns, further expanding the customization possibilities.