Made of sand, cement, some aggregate and water makes pavers. Homes, gardens and business offices are some of the places that pavers are used. Not only do they make a home look beautiful but they also add to the value of a property. Owners of pavers have their lives improved both financially and personally by the increase in value that pavers adds.
Pavers unlike concrete blocks are four times more powerful, this is due to solid aggregate base that is added giving the paver extra strength. This makes them perfect of almost all uses including vehicle traffic.
Installing pavers does not need any maintenance. It is easy to replace a bad paver that has cracked, has been affected by the weather or stained, to replace it is easy, just remove it and insert a good one.
The cost of making pavers is perceived to be quite high but with time you will realize they are a lot cheaper than concrete blocks that are made of concrete materials and asphalt. This is because asphalt and concrete have to constantly be maintained and cracks are visible after a while. There is no evidence on pavers of cycles of freezing and thawing as is seen on concrete blocks instead they maintain their beauty for longer.
The brands, sizes, shapes and colors of pavers are limitless. Imagination is the only limit there is to make patterns and designs for pavers. Stones made from concrete may not be easy to arrange like pavers which can be shaped in standard, winding, circular patterns. A house is complemented by the artistic designs that can be made from pavers due to their flexibility.
Homeowners who want pavers installed in their homes or even businessmen can do it themselves by following the correct instructions as it is very easy. However there are some things that must be factored and these include but not limited to the slope, the pitch or the depth or the base and its strength and the whole project in the home all of which if followed can see to it that even a home owner is able to install the pavers by themselves. Labor costs and money can be saved.
Granite, limestone, basalt and sandstone are all dense and good for making pavers and do not absorb a lot of moisture. Pavers made from clay are put in very high temperatures and they are good for vegetation and will at sometime get mouldy but not destroyed. Pavers should be joined with some sand so that the surface is flexible enough to drain any water. Some pavers are laid using mortar and are grouted using the same to ensure no weed grows.