Interlocking Concrete Pavers Benefits



The Benefits of Interlocking Concrete Pavers Versus Other Paving Solutions Are Numerous

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  • A vast variety of paving styles
  • Unlimited color possibilities
  • Create your own design
  • Low cost, no maintenance
  • 50 year + life expectancy
  • No cracking
  • 3 times stronger than poured concrete
  • Perfect for freeze-thaw conditions
  • Pavers move with soil conditions
  • Easy installation

DESIGN FLEXIBILITY

The many shapes, patterns, and colors of concrete pavers allow for design creativity, as well as delineation of pavement areas, such as parking lanes, cross walks, and intersections. The beauty of them adds value and visual appeal to any property. By adding flexibility not possible with rigid pavement, they can flow with existing landscaping to deliver beauty to any property.

MANY SHAPES AND COLORS

Suppliers stock rustic stone-like pavers to those that look like clay brick. Light colored pavers offer a cooler surface around patios and pool decks.

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INITIAL PAVER INSTALLATION COST

Cost savings can be achieved for small and simple projects by a home owner installing the pavement themselves with the aid of a good DIY installation manual, usually provided by the manufacturer of the products. Generally, concrete pavers are less expensive than clay, granite or sandstone pavers. When considering maintenance and replacement costs, pavers offer an economical long-term alternative t other types of products.

PAVER STRENGTH

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. Factory made ones can last for decades.
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Manufactured to tight dimensional tolerances, pavers are stronger than regular poured concrete surfaces and more durable than black asphalt. They can take more abuse and last for generations. A segmental paving system allows for expansion and contraction without producing surface cracks, unlike monolithic concrete surfaces and stamped concrete.

EASY TO REPAIR

Remove and reinstate 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.

MAINTENANCE

Carolina Paver Stained or broken pavers can be easily replaced without patches. Dark colored ones can help hide stains. Ants and weeds in joints can be prevented with sealers or herbicides. They can be repaired by lifting the affected area, re-grading and re-compacting the base and bedding sand and then reinstalling the same pavers. It is an inexpensive procedure that leaves no unsightly repair patches.

Pavers are easy to maintain. Regular sweeping and occasional rinsing are usually the most maintenance needed. For heavy soiling, pressure washing with appropriate clearing solutions (re-sanding of joints will be necessary) or a simple spot treatment with a brush, cleaner, water and some elbow grease will solve the problem.

WINTER DURABILITY & SNOW REMOVAL

Snow can be plowed, blown or shoveled just like asphalt or concrete pavements. The chamfered (beveled) edge of pavers will prevent you from catching an edge with the plow or shovel. Using de-icing products like salt or calcium chloride will not harm or pit them. Electric or liquid snow-melting systems work well under concrete pavers, eliminating snow removal while reducing slip hazards. Smooth surface allows for easy snow removal. They can also be colored dark to help melt snow faster. Snow-melt systems can be installed to eliminate snow and ice removal. Concrete pavers resist deterioration of freezing and thawing cycles and deicing salts better than asphalt and better than ordinary poured in place concrete.

WEATHER RESISTANCE

Pavers can be used in any climate and can be trafficked immediately upon compaction. The joints between them eliminate the cracking common with traditional asphalt and concrete pavements.

DURABILITY

Interlocking concrete pavers are a flexible system and allow for movement, they are almost indestructible, the pavement system moves in unison with the earth's usual tendency to swell and contract over the long term thus avoiding any serious damage.

VERSATILITY

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They can be applied in both residential and commercial settings, including surface coverings for driveways, parking lots, promenades, sidewalks, pool decks, patios, streets, golf cart paths and even roof gardens. Interlocking concrete pavers are a sensible and aesthetically attractive choice for all outdoor surfaces.

SAFETY

On both vehicular and pedestrian applications, pavers have a non-skid surface. Even when they are wet they are safe to walk or drive a vehicle over them.