To construct pavers one needs, water, cement and sand and a range of aggregate to come up with pavers. Homes, gardens and business offices are some of the places that pavers are used. Not only do they make a home look beautiful but they also add to the value of a property. Owners of pavers have their lives improved both financially and personally by the increase in value that pavers adds.
The strength in pavers is due to the solid base aggregate that is added that makes them four times more stronger than concrete blocks. Pavers are therefore perfect of so many uses vehicular traffic being in the list.
Installing pavers does not need any 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.
When starting out the project of constructing pavers sounds expensive than those made using asphalt and concrete materials but this is a wrong perception because eventually you realize pavers are a lot cheaper. This is because asphalt and concrete have to constantly be maintained and cracks are visible after a while. Pavers remain beautiful for a longer period of time unlike other concrete blocks that show traces of thawing and freezing cycles.
The brands, sizes, shapes and colors of pavers are limitless. 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. This is because of their flexible status which enables expressions that are artistic that balance the theme of any house.
Installing pavers is very easy, and with proper instructions even the homeowner can do them. There are however a few things that need to be considered like the landscape of the home, the slope, base or pitch that are all related to the home, it is still practicable for anybody to install pavers which is not possible with concrete stones. Labor costs and money can be saved.
Some pavers are made of sandstones, granite, basalt and limestone due to their density and the fact that they do not keep any moisture. Pavers made from clay are put in very high temperatures and they are good for vegetation and will at sometime get mouldy but not destroyed. 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.