Reasons to Choose Pavers for Your Outdoor Space

Posted on 12 May, 2017 in Pavers, Landscaping, Outdoor Living Reasons to Choose Pavers for Your Outdoor Space

If you’re in the process of landscaping your garden or outdoor space, you may be weighing up the pros and cons of different types of surface coverings. There’s a lot to consider, from grass and AstroTurf to concrete and pavers.

In this article, we’ll share with you seven convincing reasons to should use pavers in your next landscaping project.

1. Pavers Come in a Variety of Materials and Designs

Pavers are the most varied type of surface covering on the market. Unlike grass and concrete slabs, pavers are available in a huge range of colours, patterns, textures, and sizes. You will no doubt find the perfect paver to tie in with the style of your outdoor surroundings.

There are three main types of pavers:

  • Concrete pavers: these are strong pavers ideal for driveways. The addition of dyes and pigments means concrete pavers are available in a large variety of colours. Good quality sealants will ensure concrete pavers last for years to come.
  • Brick pavers: also referred to as clay pavers, these natural pavers are incredibly hard wearing. Brick pavers are available in a range of long-lasting, warm-toned tans and reds.
  • Stone pavers: these striking pavers are made from mined granite, marble, sandstone, slate, limestone, or one of many other naturally occurring rocks, each with their own unique qualities. Although these pavers look particularly attractive, they often come at a higher price-point.

2. Pavers Will Last a Really Long Time

Regular maintenance will help keep your pavers in perfect condition for year and years. The good news is, maintaining pavers is quick, easy and cost-effective.

The three most important aspects of caring for your pavers are cleaning (hosing down will usually suffice), sealing (every two to three years is enough), and keeping weeds at bay.

3. Pavers are Easy to Repair

Reasons to Choose Pavers for Your Outdoor Space

Got a broken or damaged tile? No worries. There’s no need to re-do the entire surface, which would be necessary if, for example, you opted for a concrete slab. Simply repair the damaged area by repurchasing a couple of the same tiles. You may even have some left over, which you can store away for future use.

4. Pavers are Self-Draining

When it comes to outdoor spaces, proper drainage is essential. Too much water can result in serious damage that is time-consuming and costly to repair.

When installed professionally, pavers are laid on road base and sand. This will ensure the permeability of the pavers.

5. Pavers are Cost-Effective

Compared to other surface options, pavers are a cost-effective solution. With so many paving designs and materials available on the market, you are sure to find a paver that falls within your budget.

6. Pavers are Easy to Update

Garden and landscaping trends are always changing, and so are our personal tastes and styles. One minute we like clean and modern, the next we want something a little more natural and organic. While adding new plants or changing our outdoor furniture is quick and easy, switching up outdoor surfaces can be a little more involved.

What’s great about pavers is they are easy to update. Removing pavers can be done with a couple of basic tools. They can then be stacked on a pallet and resold or removed. The whole process is much easier than removing a concrete slab, which requires machinery.

7. You Can Get Creative with Pavers

Reasons to Choose Pavers for Your Outdoor Space

There’s no need to stick to one type of paver. In fact, you’re only limited by your imagination when it comes to creating a paver design. Create stripes, swirls, or even a checkerboard effect that will really set your outdoor area apart from the rest.

Remember, don’t be afraid to experiment – as we mentioned above, pavers are easy and inexpensive to update.

Get Pavers Professionally Installed

No matter which type of paver you choose, professional installation will ensure your outdoor surface looks great and lasts for years to come. Give us a call on 0408 083 383 or contact us online to discuss your landscaping needs.

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