Introduction to Stone Pavers
Stone Pavers are the most popular choice for all your external paving needs around the home and all types of garden surroundings.
They are also most commonly used as sidewalks in recreational parks, pathways outside shopping centers and even pedestrian crossings, just to name a few.
There are three types of pavers
1. Stone pavers; are quarried and produced from natural stone.
2. Brick pavers; are manufactured by professionals in foundries.
3. Concrete pavers; are also manufactured by mankind.
Stone pavers can add beauty and enhance the surrounding of your home and landscaped gardens. There is a wide selection of charming colors, shapes and patterns for you to choose from. Seek your local paver dealer for professional information and advice.
Applications for residential property.
Your home is the biggest investment you will ever make in a lifetime. To add even more value to your property, applying stone pavers will not only add beauty but will also increase the value of your property in the real estate market.
The most common areas where pavers are applied are:
Because there is a vast range in colors, shapes, sizes and patterns available. The choice is yours. Be creative in choosing shapes and patterns and best of all use your imagination for color coordination. Always select a color for your pavers that will blend in and flow with the surrounding area where pavers will be placed.
Points to consider
Because stone pavers are naturally produced, they will not fade in color due to climatic changes. Whereas brick and concrete pavers are manmade and in time will fade in color in due course, therefore it is advisable to apply a special sealant to help prevent fading in pavers from occurring. For further information again seek professional advice.
Application Benefits for Stone Pavers
The benefits of using stone pavers are they are versatile and durable. They can be applied on existing concrete, as long as the concreted area is relatively flat and no cracks appear. Sand base and road base is another alternative to use when applying pavers to commence your project. Another added benefit of stone pavers is they are long lasting, hardwearing and weather resistant. This is a very important factor, especially when pavers are being placed in high traffic areas such as driveways, walkways and pool area.
There are special sealants you can apply to stone pavers after installation which will further help and protect the color and will have a longer lasting effect to the pavers where high traffic exists.