Benefits of Using Interlocking Pavers
The Benefits of using Concrete Interlocking Pavers versus other paving solutions are numerous:
- A large variety of paving styles
- Multitude of color possibilities
- Create your own design
- Low cost, low maintenance
- Long life expectancy
- No cracking
- 3 times stronger than poured concrete
- Pavers move with soil conditions
- Fast installation
Design Flexibility of Interlocking Pavers
There are many design options available for interlocking pavers whether you choose a hexagonal, herringbone or diamond design, there is something to suit all individual tastes. Interlocking pavers can create a casual or formal design.
The many options of interlocking concrete pavers allow for design creativity, as well as delineation of pavement areas, such as parking lanes, cross walks, and intersections. The beauty adds value and visual appeal to any property and adds flexibility and can flow with any existing landscaping not possible with rigid pavement.
Many Shapes and Colors
Pavers come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes which can be used to match a theme or for practical purposes. For example, light colored pavers offer a cooler surface around patios and pool decks.
Initial Paver Installation Cost
Generally, concrete interlocking pavers are less expensive than other types of pavement. When considering maintenance and replacement costs, pavers offer an economical long-term alternative to other types of pavement.
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 and can last for decades.
They are manufactured to tight dimensional tolerances, and are stronger than regular poured concrete surfaces and more durable than black asphalt. They can take more abuse and last for many years. An interlocking paving system allows for expansion and contraction without producing surface cracks, unlike monolithic concrete surfaces and stamped concrete.
Easy Repair and No Cracks
An interlocking paver system is so easy to repair, as they can be lifted and replaced relatively easy, unlike repairing a concrete slab, where you would have to demolish it and start over again, making the maintenance costs for concrete pavers very low.
Not only are interlocking pavers easy to repair, but the likelihood of them being damaged is slim. Each unit has joints that allow for movement, so the chances of cracking is very rare. Pavers can be removed and reinstalled with the same pavers with no ugly patches after repairs to the base or underground utilities. Asphalt, concrete, and stamped concrete can’t make this claim. Pavers are low-maintenance and offer low life-cycle costs.
Broken pavers can be easily replaced without patches. Pavers can be repaired by lifting the affected area, re-grading. re-compacting the base and bedding sand and then reinstalling the same pavers. This is an inexpensive procedure that leaves no unsightly repair patches.
Pavers are easy to maintain when properly sealed. All that is needed is a regular sweeping and occasional rinsing are usually the most maintenance needed. For heavy soiling or stains, pressure washing with appropriate clearing solutions or a simple spot treatment with a brush, cleaner, water and some elbow grease will solve the problem. If you prefer, you can also hire a local professional in your area to pressure wash your pavers.
Interlocking pavers are designed with ridges on the wall of the paver. During installation fine sand is used between the pavers. When installed correctly, the sand creates the interlock, and the pavers will not shift. They can withstand being walked and driven on, without buckling. This makes interlocking pavers a very strong and sturdy surface material.
- Concrete Interlocking Pavers are a flexible system and allow for movement.
- They are almost indestructible.
- Paver systems move in unison with the ground’s usual tendency to swell and contract over time, thus avoiding any serious damage.
Pavers can be applied in both residential and commercial settings, including surface coverings for driveways, parking lots, sidewalks, pool decks, patios, and walkways. Interlocking concrete pavers are a sensible and aesthetically attractive choice for all outdoor surfaces. In most remodeling projects ,pavers could be installed over existing concrete surfaces like pool deck and walkway without the expense of concrete removal.
On both vehicular and pedistrian applications, pavers have a non-skid surface even when they are wet and they are safe to walk or drive a vehicle over them.