Paver Patios and Driveways: Durable and attractive!
Paver patios are a great option to help transform the look of your yard. This is a great option due to their extreme durability. Unlike other comparable options, pavers are much stronger and able to withstand the Colorado Springs ever changing weather without cracking. In addition, our landscape contractors recommend this to many clients due to the fact that it does not need to be sealed year after year. These benefits make this a great option for many property owners and it may be for you as well.
The Benefits of Pavers For Your Landscaping
Pavers, also known as paver stones, are a durable, attractive, erosion friendly alternative to creating beautiful patios, walkways, driveways, steps, and even garden trim work. Paver bricks and stones allow you to not only create custom designs to suit your environment and landscaping theme, but their long-term cost-benefit is significant, as opposed to flagstone and stamped concrete. Another benefit of using this type of landscaping material is their inherent strength amplified when interlocked with other pavers. And, if necessary, which is rare as they are renowned for their durability, they are simple to replace. As opposed to concrete repairs, which involves heavy equipment and often results in the removal of large pieces to fix small cracks, pavers are a simple lift, replace, and lock job.
An important, but often overlooked, design feature of using this type of landscaping material is that they help protect your landscape and property is they allow for a more natural water flow. Where concrete surfaces are generally flat, water flows across the top can be heavy and fast causing erosion to occur around your landscaping, or may even result in pooling near structures. Pavers are designed to interlock, at which that point of connection creates a break in stone height which allows for non-directional water flow and slower flow speed at which water flows over the stones. Also, they are permeable and porous preventing long-term pooling and surface alteration due to corrosive elements that inevitably get trapped by water. This porous design is perfect for Colorado’s varied and sometimes extreme weather, making it resistant to expanding and contracting which may result in cracks and fractures in concrete.
Pavers Design and Installation
The installation benefits of pavers versus concrete is worth noting as well. When installing pavers your work area footprint is smaller, cleaner, and entails less debris and equipment. Unintended concrete piles and splatters that can occur during transfer from machine to the forms pose worksite hazards; and, storing the forms themselves, the bulky machines necessary for concrete preparation, and the professional grade trowels and tools used in concrete production can prove labor intensive.
Pavers last longer, look better, and are a higher quality product. Additionally, installation is faster, requires less hassle, and they require little to no maintenance. If installed by an experienced professional that knows the correct type of leveling agent to use prior to installation, you’ll enjoy the beauty and strength of a paver stone landscape for years to come.
While the benefits of using paver stones are numerous and make this material an attractive alternative to other surface options, it is helpful to know that pavers aren’t just for patios. There are many uses where you can apply pavers in your landscaping.
Paver Stones For Driveways and Pathways
One way to add value and increase the aesthetic feel of your property is to use paver stones in your driveway and parking areas. Give your environment that old world cobblestone look or create a customized modern design that reflects your desires. The driveway is often overlooked as just a necessary, flat, bland surface that can crack and become an eyesore with wear. By turning this significant part of your property’s landscape into an artfully designed surface with the use of paver stones, your new driveway can increase your home’s appeal. Additionally, this material will remove the worry of unsightly cracks and the headaches that come with concrete repair, and this environmentally sound surface aids in alleviating flooding by allowing more natural water flows and flow rates, preventing erosion to surrounding areas.
As with driveways and parking areas, patios can often be a prominent feature on your property. While there are many options for building a patio area from planking to flagstone, brick, and stamped concrete, these options lack in the long-term resiliency and cost-savings that paver stones bring to your overall landscape design. A paver patio allows more design options too. For yards with natural hills or rises in terrain a tiered patio made of paver stones not only is easy to incorporate than other options, the look of the stone also lends a more natural look to the outdoors.
Steps and walkways are other features paver stones look good. As walkways are not necessarily linear and involve terrain increases it is easier to build a meandering path and incorporate steps in your walkways with paver stones.
Another added use for paver stones that other options can’t pull off is landscape trim. A detailed, and at times intricate, trim job using pavers can be adopted to almost any project. From fire pits and outdoor kitchens to pools and garden outlines paver stones bring a more refined look in addition to a more durable surface.
The benefits of paver stones and the many landscaping options you can create with them are plentiful. Decorative, durable, versatile, and practically maintenance free paver stones are not only a great value, but aesthetically pleasing. We also offer a great warrant as long as you own the home. Call Landscape FX today for a quote and let us design your property’s surface features with the detail and durability your home deserves.