For homeowners looking for options beyond traditional masonry or concrete landscaping features, installing pavers can be a great alternative. Paver patios, driveways, walkways, and other hardscape features are available in a wide range of styles and colors, and a well-designed paver installation can enhance the look of your landscape and even increase the value of your home.
Pavers can be molded to recreate the looks of a number of other materials, such as cobblestone, slate, or brick. After designing the ideal layout for a paver feature, the contractor will excavate the area and create a smooth surface over which the paver stones will later be installed. During installation, pavers are laid individually over the smooth lower layer and then tapped into place. Last of all, a layer of sand is spread over the finished paver stones to connect them.
Concrete pavers offer many advantages over standard concrete or brick features for many reasons. Compared to other hardscape surface materials, pavers are less likely to crack, and if they do, they are easier to replace. Pavers are also able to withstand a greater range of temperatures than other materials can, and their crisp, uniform appearance can lend a smart appeal to any home.