Poured concrete does not make for an aesthetically creative option for your driveway, patio, or even the swimming pool surrounds. The newer option is the concrete paver which has a smooth feel, aesthetically pleasing and is durable for up to a lifetime. Combine a well-looking driveway or patio with great landscaping, and you have what a beautiful home in its most accurate definition is. The great thing about all these advantages is that whenever you want to sell your property, it makes for a wonderful selling point.
What Are Concrete Pavers?
It is made out of dry concrete molded into defined shapes that can endure weights of up to 8000 pounds of pressure for every inch. The mixture that makes this feat possible during manufacture is aggregated gravel, water, and other chemicals that define its color and durability. This strength is unlike any found in asphalt and concrete pavements.
Benefits of Pavers.
Concrete pavers have an assortment of qualities that work to their advantage and you as a client. With the strength and durability worth a lifetime, they are a good paving choice. And although their strength is not matched to that of the granite cobblestone, they still make up for it with a variety in texture, design, and color. Segmental paving has been made possible because of these advantages that they possess. This type of paving works well with winter climates and allows for thawing grounds to endure harsh snowstorms without cracking. With cold weathers, the ground below the pavement heaves and moves upward in uneven tones, causing the cracks on the pavement. However, segmental paving allows one segment of the concrete pavers to move independently without affecting other segments. Thus, even with uneven ground movements, the pavement stays stable and unaffected. These effects are also seen with cobblestones and bricks, which also move independently of the other stones and bricks.
Concrete Pavers vs. Poured Concrete
Landscaping is far better done with concrete pavers than with poured concrete. Homeowners are advised to choose concrete pavers due to their versatile properties that include color, texture, styles, and shapes. They can also be easily installed or replaced in case of damage or updating of the pavement style. Poured concrete may be too expensive to fix due to the amount of cement needed in the concrete mix. Plus, as a material for driveway construction, it has less traction than concrete pavers.
Poor paving contractors may ruin a driveway of poured concrete as soon as they install it. While water is crucial for the poured concrete, forgetting to add a curing compound will ruin your pavement. High temperatures will cause the water in the mix to evaporate. Here at our company, we ensure the endurance ranges from 4000 to 5000 PSI compressive strength. PSI is the pounds per square inch that each concrete paver endures.
What's excellent about concrete pavers is their simplicity. Their installation doesn't take much and may be installed privately as a Do It Yourself project. Whenever you order or buy the concrete pavers, buy in bulk just for purposes of repair, and just in case those designs go out of stock. It might be labor-intensive and confusing at first, but anyone with a skilled hand can install them. As a reminder, we offer a catalog of the many concrete pavers that we have in stock. We appreciate that with a tight schedule, taking the project into your hands may be complicated.
Maintaining Concrete Pavers
Because of their durability and resistance to harsh weather, concrete pavers are generally easier to maintain. Use a water hose to clean dirt off, or a simple sweep will do. Don’t allow weeds to grow between the segment spaces continually. Uproot them as soon as they grow. Any leaks that stain your pavement can be cleaned using a pavement cleanser. Whenever you feel the pavement needs adequate and professional repair, call us to get it done, refurbished and polished for a shinier outlook. As an added service in our itinerary, we install concrete pavers accurately, using a well-compacted gravel base before fitting the pavers. This gravel base is important, especially for bearing heavy loads for a long time. During wintertime, the heavy snowfalls accumulate in vast quantities and cover your entire driveway. Shoveling snow from concrete pavers is easy when paving companies install them according to strict state guidelines. When you trust us to install your pavement, we guarantee an airtight warranty, safety assurance, and a long-lasting installment of up to 50 years.