Pavers 101: Why Your Investment in Pavers is Worth the Money

What are pavers?

Pavers are a flat construction material most homeowners choose when designing driveways, sidewalks, patios, walkways, and more. Made of stone or concrete, pavers are shaped into bricks and laid on the ground for beautiful and functional outdoor design. The entrance to your beautiful home is the first thing guests see when they arrive. If you want to impress guests or even individuals who may drive by your home, pavers are one way to bring beauty and value to your home without sacrificing quality materials.

What are pavers made of?

Pavers can be made in a variety of materials, including natural stone, brick, and concrete. Do you want to know the difference in each? Keep reading to find out which option might be best for your outdoor living space.

Natural Stone Pavers

Natural stone is one of the most common materials for making pavers. Many homeowners choose natural stone because each piece has unique characteristics and are “perfectly flawed” to give your outdoor space a fresh and updated look and feel. A few common natural stones used for pavers are:

  • Cobblestone
  • Slate
  • Granite
  • Basalt
  • Limestone

Concrete Pavers

Another material used to make pavers is concrete. Concrete pavers are incredibly durable and cost effective. They are also great for individuals who are looking for a weather-resistant option. One great reason to choose concrete pavers is that oftentimes you can choose additives to color the concrete in order to better fit your outdoor space.

Brick Pavers

Brick pavers are made of clay and bring a very classic yet clean look to your outdoor living space. From walkways to driveways, brick pavers can be laid in a variety of locations to give you that traditional paver aesthetic you may be looking for.

How much do pavers cost?

Similar to any outdoor design project, pavers range in price. Luckily, our team at Rock Hard Hardscaping can help work with you to design an incredible outdoor space within your budget. It’s important to remember that pavers are built and laid to last years and can significantly increase the value of your home, making your investment worth more than you could ever imagine.

Why should I invest in pavers?

You may be wondering “why shouldn’t I just have a concrete slab poured like the rest of my neighbors?” There are a variety of reasons why you should consider pavers over a concrete slab, and we are here to give you all of the juicy details. The decision to choose pavers doesn’t have to be difficult, and here’s why:

Pavers are versatile.

The great thing about pavers is that they can suit any home style you wish for. From farmhouse to industrial modern, pavers can cater to your needs because of their versatility. Pavers come in endless options of size, shape, and color. When you meet with our team to discuss your outdoor project, let us know what your vision is, and we can help bring it to life.

Pavers are durable.

Did you know that concrete slabs are more likely to split and crack than pavers? Pavers are also far more strong than concrete, making them more durable in the long run. It’s important to note that pavers can come loose, requiring you to replace them to prevent any safety hazards. However, the cost of replacing one paver pales in comparison to the price of replacing an entire concrete slab because of one crack.

Pavers are easy to maintain.

Another reason you should choose pavers over a concrete slab is they are easy to maintain. When you invest your hard-worked money into pavers, you don’t want to spend every week making sure they stay clean and maintenanced. Fortunately, pavers are incredibly easy to maintain for long-lasting beauty and functionality. Have you ever seen weeds grow in between cracks in a concrete slab driveway? You can avoid this altogether by investing in pavers. The cracks between pavers can be filled with a special type of sand that prevents weeds from growing out from under them.

Pavers are beautiful.

If you are looking to give the exterior of your home a face lift, look no further than well-laid pavers at Rock Hard Hardscaping. With the help of our team of professionals, we will bring your outdoor design dreams to life by providing you with a variety of paver options. If you have ever wanted to increase the curb appeal of your home, now is the time and pavers are the way.

Pavers add value to your home.

Because pavers come with a variety of benefits, they can also add  immense value to your home. Whether you are looking to sell your home in the near future or not, it’s always a great idea to continue investing in the home you are living in. Should you decide to sell, you will already have a leg up on the competition by simply having pavers installed.

Pavers Well-Laid at Rock Hard Hardscaping

If you are interested in investing in pavers or would like more information on the services we offer, contact our team today. We would be happy to meet with you and bring your outdoor living space dreams to life!