Adelisa Villette Benoit Outdoor Paver June 24th, 2018 - 10:05:08
Natural Stone pavers are quarried stone which are cut to the right size. Generally these pavers are laid end to end which does require more labor time. There is little maintenance needed and the stone pavers will last a lifetime. On a per square foot basis most stone pavers will cost $10.00. If you choose unusual or rare stones the cost could be up to $30 per square foot. Concrete pavers are colored at the manufacturer and may fade over time. To prevent this the pavers can be cleaned and sealed. Concrete pavers are priced at $5 to $10 per square foot and are installed for an additional $5 to $10 per square foot. Sand-set is an economical installation method. Soil and gravel layer compaction is necessary for stability.
Brick paver sealing is also a good idea for paved patios. You invest in a brick paver driveway and patio to improve the value of your property why would you refuse to use basic maintenance like sealing your pavers? Often people buy homes that have already been upgraded with a paver patio or driveway but do not realize just how much brick sealing could improve the look of the landscaping that is there. When pavers are allowed to fade out from the sun and dirt that build up it is hard to see the true beauty of what is there. Paver sealing in Michigan is even more important because of the salt used on the roads during the winter. Salt can stain the pavers and dull the colors. Power washing can help to some degree but sealing the pavers can make them look as good dry as they do wet. Invest in the maintenance needed to protect your property value. Sealing driveway pavers is an easy option for keeping your driveway as good as new.
Concrete pavers cannot compete with real stone such as travertine flooring or random flagstone but it is considered because of several factors. Lets see why concrete pavers are indeed so popular and why the manufacturers are coming out with more and more variations on the basic design. Pavers come in a variety of patterns textures and colors from contemporary patterns to combinations of units that mimic European cobblestone. Because they are molded texture can be created to not only resemble a brick but a rounded stone or even a piece of cut flagstone. Pavers are generally smaller units and can be laid to follow the terrain. They can be installed directly on the contours of the land. If you have a driveway that dips down and then slopes back up pavers will look natural over the topography. There is no need to have level sections such as when using wood.
Look at the transition. If you are paving an area of your home that links together the inside and the outside it is important that you choose a paver that will complement both these areas. You need to look at the texture feel and colour of each stone and compare it to the flooring inside your home. Think about maintenance. Different types of pavers will require different levels of maintenance and care. If you want a low maintenance option you would not choose a stone that requires resealing once a year and cleaning every weekend would you? Think about safety. Keep in mind that some pavers will be very slippery when wet but that this can often be counteracted with a special non-slip coating. If you fear that one particular stone may be a trip or slip hazard perhaps opt for another kind.