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The Different Types of Pavers for Your Patio

by Kevin Smith Author

Tackling a backyard home improvement project can be stressful, but knowing the best materials for the job can make it just a little easier. When installing a patio or walkway for your home, you have a lot of options to choose from, but what will work best for your project?  There are three basic types of paving materials – brick, concrete, and natural stone.

Brick

Brick pavers are a mix of clays that are formed into a shape and baked in a kiln. Be careful when buying these, because “brick” is sometimes used to describe the shape of the paver, not the stone. Brick pavers are notoriously durable, and though they can chip and crack, they’ll likely last for decades. They’re also low-maintenance, because they resist staining and are easy to clean. Because they’re made of clay, they retain color better than concrete. Like their color their style will stand the test of time, a well. Brick pavers are classic, matching nearly any home style, and are a good choice for those interested in sustainability. Brick pavers are often salvaged and reused, making them an eco-friendly choice.

The downside of brick pavers tends to be their cost. They’re more expensive concrete, and offer fewer options in terms of colors and finishes. Brick pavers are also tougher to install due to their slight variances in size and breakable nature. They’re difficult to cut, and as such may cost more to install.

Concrete

Concrete pavers are usually cement mixed with aggregate dyes, making them available in a wide variety of colors, sizes, and shapes. Concrete pavers in Cumming are a popular choice, given their budget-friendly cost and ease of installation. These pavers are uniform, so they’re simple to install and a good choice for DIY homeowners. The disadvantage of concrete is their shorter lifespan. They tend to erode over time, and their can colors fade with exposure to the sun.

Natural Stone

Natural stone is more expensive than both other materials, but is popular for is upscale look. The most common choices in natural stone are flagstone and fieldstone. Bluestone in particular is a good choice for patios and driveways, and they come in many beautiful colors and patterns. Unfortunately, natural stone is not a good choice for high-traffic areas, since it can chip and break under pressure.  

If you’re looking to compete a home improvement project, you’ll find no shortage of options for pavers in CummingBy weighing the pros and cons of each, you’ll be able to make the right choice for your patio and your family.


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