Clay Brick Pavers Benefits
BENEFITS OF CLAY BRICK PAVERS ...
There are many benefits inherent for each different type of paver material. This page addresses the benefits of clay brick pavers only. The other types of materials have their own unique benefits which are discussed on other pages within www.PaverSearch.com.
Durability and Strength
Clay brick pavers have an ability to withstand an extremely high level of loading and are suited to many different types of landscaping applications, such as, pedestrian walkways, vehicle driveway accesses within residential, commercial and municipal construction projects.
They maintain their interlocking form better than poured-in-place-concrete because when the underlying earth and materials move, clay paving adjusts itself to accommodate the movement of the underlying soil and thus prevents cracking of the pavement system.
Long Term Cost Benefits
Clay paving provides an easy repair and recycle solution. If they ever become damaged or stained, it is simply a matter of lifting off the damaged paver and replacing it with a new one. Just like replacing a small piece of a jigsaw puzzle. Therefore, the overall maintenance and replacement cost is significantly lower than other forms of paving materials, such as asphalt.
They are slip resistant and skid resistant due to their natural textured surface and highly abrasive characteristics. They provide an excellent solution for heavily trafficked wet areas, such as swimming pool pathways and outdoor areas. Municipal bodies use them for highways and pedestrian footpaths.
Clay paving materials can be laid in any type of moderate weather condition which helps to keep the cost of installation, time management and budgeting issues in check. The installation process is relatively simple, quick and easy, so they are ready to be trafficked upon immediately after the installation process is finalized.
They are made from a natural clay material from the earth's soil. It will not lose any of its color or finish over the long term which means that it's a solid investment that appreciates the value of your property.
They also maintain their color consistently and permanently throughout the product and will not be affected by any form of ultraviolet light. There are no problems associated with dark colors, shininess or reflective light. The beauty and rich color of clay pavers is an inherent property of clay material – color is NOT added as an artificial dye or pigment during the manufacturing process. Therefore, the integrity of the clay material is maintained and is the main reason why they will never fade over the long term.
Cleaning clay pavers is done with some detergent, water and a scrubbing brush. Most of the time they require little maintenance and can be expected to last for generations to come. There are streets in the City of Boston, United States that have been in use for 200 years.