To construct pavers one needs, water, cement and sand and a range of aggregate to come up with pavers. Pavers can be used in several areas including gardens, business offices and homes. Not only do they make a home look beautiful but they also add to the value of a property. As a result they can be classified as investments which benefit financial and personal lives.
The strength in pavers is due to the solid base aggregate that is added that makes them four times more stronger than concrete blocks. This makes them perfect of almost all uses including vehicle traffic.
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 projects of paving stones is at first is costly than the others which are made using asphalt, and concrete materials, with time you realize they are cheaper. The maintenance that is needed for concrete blocks makes them more expensive than pavers. Pavers on the other hand do not have thawing and freezing cycles that leads to cracking and their beauty is sustained a long periods of time.
The types of pavers come in a variety of colors, shapes, and brands. Imagination is the only limit there is to make patterns and designs for pavers. 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. A house is complemented by the artistic designs that can be made from pavers due to their flexibility.
Installing pavers is very easy, and with proper instructions even the homeowner can do them. However there are some things that must be factored and these include but not limited to the slope, the pitch or the depth or the base and its strength and the whole project in the home all of which if followed can see to it that even a home owner is able to install the pavers by themselves. 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. Clay pavers are good in the garden passageways and these are made using very high temperatures. Pavers should be joined with some sand so that the surface is flexible enough to drain any water. 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.