Pavers 101: A Guide for Your Paver Installation Project
What are pavers and why should you use them?
How pavers compare to other outdoor living space solutions
What are the different types of pavers used?
When you decide to use pavers for your next outdoor project, you will discover they offer endless possibilities. Here are the different kinds of pavers and materials used:
Concrete pavers are quickly becoming the most widely used and one of the most diverse landscape materials available today. The diversity in materials is also further enhanced by the colorful selections and patterns that pavers can be found in.
Concrete pavers can be dyed to any color imaginable, making them flexible and desirable in more creative designs. This level of variety allows you to leverage the many colorful patterns, textures, and sizes in your unique project.
Natural stone pavers
Stone pavers are made from natural quarried stone. The common materials are travertine, limestone, granite, bluestone, marble, and many other varieties of stone. While stone pavers are much more expensive, the concrete paver alternative allows you the same look, quality, design, and flexibility in budget.
Normally brick pavers are manufactured from clay, that is heat treated in extremely high temperatures for hardening. Although they come in a variety of sizes, you will most likely recognize them by their more common rectangle shapes. Brick pavers are known for their “aged” appearance, and are often desirable.
Composite pavers are made using plastics and scrap tires to manufacture with less carbon and energy use in the manufacturing process. Composite may be an option depending on your overall objective and where you will be installing the pavers. One of the biggest advantages of using composite pavers is weight. Composite pavers weigh only 9 pounds per square feet as opposed to 4 times that amount of their stone alternatives. This makes composite pavers attractive when being used for rooftops or other areas where weight would be a factor.
What are the different kinds of pavers projects
How much do paver projects cost?
Is it difficult to maintain pavers?
What to know before getting started on a paver project
Will you do the project yourself
Will you work with a contractor?
Questions to ask if you decide to work with a contractor
I’m ready to start, what’s next?
If you have decided to go with a contractor who specializes in paver projects, then we hope you will give Savon Pavers a call. We are a veteran-owned company that has helped homeowners like you realize their outdoor remodeling dreams since 2013.