Adeline Gaetane Brasseur Outdoor Paver June 23rd, 2018 - 09:22:30
Concrete slabs are practically maintenance-free especially if they are sealed which makes the surface impervious to all kinds of spills and stains. With pavers the material itself is also low maintenance but the spaces between each piece often need regular care because weeds grass and moss will grow in these joints. Aside from regularly removing weeds before they infest the area the owner should also watch out for shifting pavers and cracks on mortared pavers. Brick and concrete pavers are also susceptible to stains. The gravel or sand in between the joints Concrete slabs are significantly more durable than pavers but ground movement greatly affects concrete making it more prone to cracking if the soil underneath it becomes unstable although its surface will still remain flat. Pavers however will not crack when the ground settles because the settling will affect individual units. However they could become tripping hazards when some of the pavers shift up as a result of ground movement.
Apply a paver sealer if applicable and if desired. There are many options when choosing paver sealers. Some will have a glossy wet look which often darkens the color of you pavers (which you may or may not desire). Some paver sealers have a matte finish while others are completely invisible. The sealer creates a durable barrier against liquid absorption on the paver itself (as opposed to the joint stabilizing sealer which hardens the joint sand). Brick paver sealers will help prevent staining and will keep your pavers looking cleaner for a much longer period of time. Some high end pavers have a stain resistant surface and this step is unnecessary. Follow the instructions of the sealers manufacturer on how to apply it properly.
Whats more the range of colours available makes it easy to customise and personalise your own landscaping turning boring pathways into features instead. Outdoor pavers suitable for use on driveways are usually a little thicker than those used for other purposes. These usually come in a thickness of 50mm which also makes them ideal for other commercial use. This is to help your driveway withstand the weight of cars or frequent foot traffic. Driveway pavers are often set to smaller dimensions of 300x300 or 400x400 as larger bricks than this may be more likely to crack under constant weight of cars. Keeping brick sizes smaller allows for more even distribution of weight across the area.
Clay brick pavers are made of natural clay that is fired and manufactured at extremely high temperatures. This process makes the bricks strong and ensures that the ingredients are bonded together. Brick pavers are proven to be effective and are considered to be one of the most durable type of paver material. It has been used for thousand of years and continues to be a popular choice. These pavers do not use any dye or pigments. Clay is a natural material it maintains its natural color and will never fade through time. It is available in different shapes and sizes that will suit any type of application.