Brick Pavers: The Pros and Cons
Brick pavers lend a polished and intricate finish to any patio, pool deck, walkway, or driveway. But aside from the aesthetics, what are the other good and bad aspects of pavers?
Here are the pros and cons of brick pavers in Martin County. This information can help you decide whether pavers are the right material for your next paving project.
Pros of Pavers
Pavers last a long time. Pavers are a great investment. They don’t wear down as quickly as cement and can be even stronger than a building foundation.
Flexible. With pavers, you won’t have to deal with cracks that can show up in a poured concrete surface.
No wait time for curing. Once pavers are put down, there’s no waiting for cement to cure. You can use your surface the moment it’s laid.
Low-maintenance. If one paver gets damaged, you don’t have to replace the whole surface. Repairs to pavers are simple and cheap compared with patching up or replacing a concrete surface.
Brick Paver Cons
Laying down pavers takes a long time. Placing pavers is a more time-consuming and detail-oriented process than pouring concrete. It can be several days before your new surface is completed.
Weeds. Plants can quickly spring up in the sand between pavers. Weeds have to be pulled or treated and the sand needs to be replaced periodically.
Pavers are the more expensive option. Pavers cost significantly more than concrete because there are extra steps and materials involved in installation. But you do end up saving more over the years due to the low-maintenance nature of pavers.
Find out whether pavers are right for you by calling Sunshine Services Unlimited for a quote.
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