Pavers are concrete blocks made of aggregate, cement, water and sand. Pavers can be used in several areas including gardens, business offices and homes. When pavers are used in a home or gardens the beauty that is realized helps to give the property more value. Due to this pavers can be termed as an investment which is beneficial to the personal and financial lives of the owners.
Compared to concrete blocks and pavers, their strength is four times more and when added a base of solid aggregate, it give more strength of the paver. Pavers are therefore perfect of so many uses vehicular traffic being in the list.
Pavers do not need a lot of maintenance. 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 cost of making pavers is perceived to be quite high but with time you will realize they are a lot cheaper than concrete blocks that are made of concrete materials and asphalt. This is because asphalt and concrete have to constantly be maintained and cracks are visible after a while. Pavers remain beautiful for a longer period of time unlike other concrete blocks that show traces of thawing and freezing cycles.
Pavers have a combination of colors, sizes, brands and shapes. Pavers can be designed in different patterns that can be imagined and created. It is possible to arrange pavers in various patterns like, the rectangular patio, circular patterns, winding and stately paths and this makes them different from other concrete blocks. This is because of their flexible status which enables expressions that are artistic that balance the theme of any house.
Homeowners who want pavers installed in their homes or even businessmen can do it themselves by following the correct instructions as it is very easy. 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. When paving you need to leave some space for sand and for the surface to be free such that it doesn’t store any moisture. So that weed does not grow pavers on pathways should be laid down using mortar and the same should be used to grout the pavers.