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There are a number of benefits to using interlocking pavers as opposed to other methods:
- A vast variety of paving styles
- Unlimited color possibilities
- Create your own design
- Low cost, little maintenance
- 50 year + life expectancy
- No cracking
- 3 times stronger than poured concrete
The many shapes, patterns, and colors of concrete pavers allow for design creativity, as well as delineation of pavement areas, such as parking lanes, cross walks, and intersections. The beauty of interlocking pavers adds value and visual appeal to any property. By adding flexibility not possible with rigid pavement, pavers can flow with existing landscaping to deliver beauty to any property. Also, when considering maintenance and replacement costs, pavers offer an economically long-term alternative to other types of pavement.
Snow can be plowed, blown or shoveled just like asphalt or concrete pavements. The (beveled) edge of pavers will prevent you from catching an edge with the plow or shovel. Using de-icing products like salt or calcium chloride will not harm or pit the pavers. Electric or liquid snow-melting systems work well under concrete pavers, eliminating snow removal while reducing slip hazards. Smooth surface allows for easy snow removal. Pavers can be colored dark to help melt snow faster. Snow-melt systems can be installed to eliminate snow and ice removal. Concrete pavers resist deterioration of freezing and thawing cycles and deicing salts, better than asphalt and ordinary concrete.
Pavers can be applied in both residential and commercial settings, including surface coverings for driveways, parking lots, promenades, sidewalks, pool decks, patios, streets, golf cart paths and even roof gardens. Interlocking concrete pavers are a sensible and aesthetically attractive choice for all outdoor surfaces.
On both vehicular and pedestrian applications pavers have a non-skid surface even when the pavers are wet they are safe to walk or drive a vehicle over them.
Concrete pavers are extremely dense units which possess exceptional strength and durability, superior stability under severe loads, and are unaffected by the extremes of heat and frost. Each unit has joints that allow for a small amount of movement without cracking. Factory made pavers last for decades.
Manufactured to tight dimensional tolerances, pavers are stronger than regular poured concrete surfaces and more durable than black asphalt. They can take more abuse and last for generations. A segmental paving system allows for expansion and contraction without producing surface cracks, unlike monolithic concrete surfaces and stamped concrete.
Stained or broken pavers can be easily replaced without patches. Asphalt, concrete, and stamped concrete can’t make this claim. Dark colored pavers can help hide stains. Pavers can be repaired by lifting the affected area, re-grading, re-compacting the base and bedding sand and re-installing the same pavers. It is an inexpensive procedure that leaves no unsightly repair patches.
Pavers are easy to maintain. Regular sweeping and occasional rinsing are usually the most maintenance needed. For heavy soiling, pressure washing with appropriate clearing solutions (re-sanding of joints will be necessary) (See Polymeric Sand) or a simple spot treatment with a brush, cleaner, water and some elbow grease will solve the problem.