Pavers can be a decorative addition to any property, whether to be used for a front walkway or to create a backyard patio. Pavers can be used in many different ways to create an entranceway, an area for entertaining guests, enjoying dinner, or a space to relax.
Pavers are available in many shapes, textures, and color styles to suit your needs. With the combination of colors, textures and a concrete saw we can create a patio or walkway in any shape and style. Making a choice on a style of pavers can seem like a difficult task. We recommend visiting a supply yard that has a display of multiple styles and colors. Seeing the pavers beneath your feet can help you come to a decision easier.
Manufactured concrete pavers get their strength from the interlocking effect between the joints. When the polymeric sand used to fill the joints is properly compacted it will prevent the pavers from shifting side to side. Proper joint infill and a well-installed edge restraint will prevent the pavers from shifting outwards over time. This can be seen on some older paver walkways and patios, the few outside rows have larger gaps between the pavers next to them.
Pavers vs. Stamped Concrete
Pavers have a larger selection of colors and styles than stamped concrete. Pavers will last longer than concrete. As the ground freezes and thaws in winter the ground expands and contracts, this heaving can lift up a patio. As the ground thaws the patio will set back down to its original position. The advantage of pavers is that they can shift due to their joints. Since a concrete slab is one piece it will crack. Control joints are installed to help guide the cracking but over many freeze-thaw cycles the concrete will crack and become unsightly or possibly unlevel.