Deciding between interlocking concrete pavers and other materials like poured concrete, asphalt or gravel for your new driveway, courtyard or pool deck? Interlocking concrete pavers offer many benefits and advantages over other hardscaping materials. In our latest blog post, we share five benefits of interlocking concrete pavers and why you should consider this option for your next commercial or residential hardscape installation. If you are looking for a paver contractor in Hilton Head, Bluffton or Savannah, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Versatility of Interlocking Pavers
The versatility of interlocking concrete pavers offers a major advantage over other materials when it comes to residential and commercial applications. Interlocking pavers are an aesthetically attractive choice for a wide-range of paver installations. Because of this versatility, homeowners and business owners can use interlocking concrete pavers to create a wide-range of hardscape installations including: paver driveways, retaining walls, pool decks, paver patios, fire pits and much more.
Concrete Paver Design Flexibility
Materials like concrete, asphalt or gravel can not come close to matching the design flexibility offered by concrete paver stones. In fact, when it comes to visual appeal, the countless combinations of patterns, styles and colors of interlocking concrete pavers are unmatched by other hardscape materials. With all the design options available, you can be sure that your paver contractor can create a unique concrete paver installation to enhance and compliment your home or business. Check out our design center to get an idea of the design flexibility pavers offer.
Low Maintenance and Easy to Repair
Maintaining and repairing your new driveway, retaining wall, or patio is much easier when you choose interlocking concrete pavers over other materials. Routine paver maintenance involves a simple sweeping or rinsing with a garden hose. Sealing your pavers will also help by making spills and stains easier to remove and by keeping your joint sand in place.
Choosing an interlocking system for your commercial or residential hardscapes also lowers your lifetime repair costs. Because they expand and contract with the seasons and because the joints allow for movement, concrete paver hardscapes are less likely to crack. And if you need to make repairs, interlocking paver stones certainly offer a major advantage over materials like concrete and asphalt. Unlike having to repair a cracked concrete slab in a driveway or walkway, which can be extremely costly and time-consuming, you simply remove and replace individual pavers which are in need of repair.
Durability of Interlocking Concrete Pavers
Another benefit and advantage interlocking concrete pavers provide over stamped concrete, asphalt and other construction materials is durability. Paver stones have a higher psi (pounds per square inch) strength than concrete and asphalt. This strength advantage is achieved because concrete pavers are made in a mold that packs the aggregate, cement and sand much tighter and denser than other materials. The high strength of the concrete pavers allows for heavier loads and longer usage life when compared to standard concrete or asphalt.
Cost Benefits of Concrete Pavers
When it comes to cost, it is hard to argue against interlocking concrete pavers. Because of how they are manufactured, pavers are less costly than poured concrete and asphalt. Concrete pavers cost even less – and are more durable – than comparable pavers made of clay, granite or sandstone. And when you consider maintenance, repair and replacement costs, interlocking concrete pavers have a lower-lifetime cost and deliver more value for your money than other alternatives.
As you can see, the benefits and advantages interlocking concrete pavers offer over other hardscape construction materials are clear. If you would like to learn more about concrete pavers or how our professional, certified paver installers can help create a new hardscape addition to your Hilton Head, Bluffton or Savannah home or business, please do not hesitate to contact us at Quality Hardscapes & Porch Masters.