It’s no secret when looking over our website – we are partial to pavers versus concrete in landscape design. We find pavers are a practical and attractive option for patios, pathways, driveways and pool surrounds. It is still up to debate – regardless of our preference as both are durable, affordable and look great in a landscape. Our choice is two thumbs up for Pavers! And here is why:
PAVERS – IN LANDSCAPE DESIGN
- Create your own unique design
- Long term – most cost effective
- Variety of styles – natural stone, marble, slate, brick
- Decades of life expectancy
- No cracking
- 3 times stronger than poured concrete
- Immediate use – no wait time for curing
- Easily added onto in future
- If underground repairs are necessary a seamless fix is possible
- Not slippery unless sealed, rarely done around pools
- If not installed properly they may settle and move over time
- Weeds may grow between pavers unless a polymeric sand is used
- There can be variations in color of the product.
Please enjoy some of Paradise Restored’s paver designs in many styles & colors:
STAMPED CONCRETE – In Landscape Design
- Many stamp patterns are available
- Wide variety of colors – a base color and surface color giving a stamped look
- Mimic other materials like slate, flagstone, or brick at a better cost than the natural material
- Stamped concrete is sealed protecting it from the element such as with a pool surround
- Considerations:It will crack – it is concrete and it will crack!
- If more than one truck load is needed there is no guarantee the colors will match
- Sealer needs to be reapplied every 2-3 years
- Surface can be slippery
- Cracks do not fix well – hard to find a good match
- Stamped concrete if cracked is extremely hard to fix due to color/pattern match.This blogger feels a bit guilty of so obviously promoting pavers over stamped concrete but let’s face it, pavers provide a more aesthetic alternative and the positives outweigh the negatives.Please enjoy more paver options in our Portfolio of works . . .
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