Thin Brick Pavers
Thin brick pavers are an elegant and sophisticated landscaping product that can be featured on various types of applications. The thickness of pavers plays an important role as some applications will require a thick brick paver to be able to bear the load of the pavement capacity such as driveways or heavy foot traffic areas.
Whereas thin brick pavers are usually one inch thick and would not be suitable for driveways or heavy foot traffic areas, they are often used for remodeling purposes where an existing concrete surface is to be remodeled to have decorative pavement appearance. Some of the more common applications where concrete surface requires rejuvenation and thin brick pavers can be used include: sidewalks, walkways, pathways, pool areas, patios and verandas. There are many types to choose from that vary in shapes, sizes, colors and textures to suit individual tastes. If you are unsure if thin brick pavers can be installed over the top of existing surface that is not concrete, tiled or acrylic, be wise and seek professional advice and you will be given the correct answer whether you can or you can't on a specific project.
Proper Use Of Thin Brick Pavers
Thin brick pavers are specially designed for remodeling purposes and that's why they are usually one inch thick. Proper use of them is critical to the project requirement as the stability and strength attributes will depend on the type of existing ground surface. They are not recommended to feature on bare and dirt ground surface, as the thin brick pavers will crack therefore become hazardous and unattractive as there is no ground stability.
Even with a few inches of gravel and sand before installing thin pavers are still is not a wise choice. The other important aspect to them is they shouldn't be used on existing concrete driveways as they cannot withstand the load bearing capacity as can thick brick pavers. The other types of existing ground surface materials where thin brick pavers can be used are; tiled floors and acrylic surfaces for indoor applications as well as outdoor applications.
The Benefits Of Thin Brick Pavers
There are many benefits and advantages to featuring thin brick pavers for remodeling and extending existing applications. The following are some great their benefits and advantage:
- For existing concrete, tiles or acrylic surfaces, you don't have remove them, that means less physical work, less mess and less costs for rubbish removal of surface materials.
- Because they are usually one inch in thickness, they are less expensive than the standard thickness of brick pavers
- They have decorative appeal to complement the landscape setting
- There many colors and textures to choose from to suit individual decor
- They are easy to install as long as you have the correct installation guidelines
- Thin brick pavers are durable, long lasting and have great resistance's to natural and non natural elements
- They also provide a safe pavement structure
Can Thin Brick Pavers Be Used In Existing Concrete Pool Areas?
Yes, they can be used in pool areas where the existing surface is concrete or tiles. It is not advisable to use thin brick pavers over existing timber pool decks. For remodeling purposes, they can also be used to extend the pool deck, but this paving project should be done by a professional unless you are 100% confident that you can do the concreting yourself as new concrete surface extension has to be laid first to the same height and width of pool deck before thin bricks can be installed.