If you’ve noticed a growing number of cracks in your concrete walks and patios while shoveling this winter, it could be time to repair or redo outdoor hardscapes. Replacing cracked and worn concrete with manufactured paving stones is one recommended way to improve home safety and enhance curb appeal. Here’s a short guide to the advantages of using concrete paving stones in outdoor spaces.
By design, concrete paving stones are superior to natural stone and poured concrete. They are manufactured from high-strength concrete that’s impervious to weather, pressure and wear. The manufacturing process produces a paving stone that is dense, stabilized and dimensionally consistent. The stones resist cracking and will not flake like poured concrete, and the colors do not fade. In our Northeastern climate, most paving stones withstand the freeze/thaw cycle quite well. Beveled edges won’t catch on snow shovels and plows, and paving stones can even be laid over in-ground heating systems to make snow removal simple.
Uniformity and close manufacturing tolerances make paving stones much easier to install than natural stone. Concrete pavers are made in interlocking shapes and don’t require mortar. Smooth, uniform lines are achieved in much less time by professional installers and DIY enthusiasts. Paving stones are also easy to remove and replace in driveways and patios when utility repairs are necessary.
When you decide to use paving stones for an outdoor project, it’s time to put your creative side to work. Pavers come in an array of colors and textures to complement any home style. Outdoor designs mix hues and shapes, and pavers can even be used to border existing concrete patios and walkways for a more custom look. Here are some of the paving stone design choices available to homeowners:
If you find yourself overwhelmed by the design variety available for your paving stone project, look to the Trusted design experts. Our Masonry Division is made up of artisans who can help you achieve the look you desire. Let Trusted Men design the paving stone drive, patio or front entrance of your dreams. Call 855.TRUSTED to schedule your consultation today.