[Posted on March 10th, 2014 by Ashley Aguirre]
Adding patio pavers to a Houston home can be a smart redecorating decision. Concrete pavers have many benefits that make them a great choice for many homeowners. If you are thinking of creating a beautiful outdoor patio, driveway or walkway in your Houston home, pavers may be the right solution for you.
Pavers Come in All Colors, Shapes and Sizes
Pavers for patios, walkways and other outdoor renovations come in a wide variety of colors, styles, shapes and sizes so that you can create whatever design you want. As you plan your next outdoor project, you may want a brick-like appearance with regularly-shaped patio pavers in Houston or you may want a unique and artistic look with irregularly shaped pavers. You could decide to go with a solid, deep color such as a natural or a mixture of colors to create a distinctive pattern. With concrete pavers, there is no limit to your design except your own imagination.
Choose your favorite color or let a professional design a pattern for you based on your preferences. Best of all, no two patterns are exactly the same so you will always have a unique and interesting design when you use concrete pavers for your driveway, walks and patio.
Pavers Need Little Maintenance
One of the best things about pavers is that they require almost no maintenance. You will find that you are not scrubbing or sealing pavers every year as you might have to do with asphalt and, in Houston’s warm climate, frost occurrences that crack concrete are not as much of a problem as in other areas. In fact, pavers are a great way to put in a patio, a driveway, a walkway or any other outdoor feature without the need to worry about maintenance.
If you do experience a problem with one or two paver pieces, they are easy to replace individually. This helps to lower the cost of any repairs you must make.
Pavers Will Not Crack
Unlike your present concrete driveway or patio, pavers will not crack under normal circumstances. This is because pavers are installed with instant compression joints between the smaller pieces, allowing them to move slightly and avoid the pressure that causes large cracks in solid concrete surfaces.
Because pavers do not crack, they are ideal for applications in which you must cover an area that is uneven, irregularly shaped or will withstand a large amount of traffic and weight. While poured concrete may be difficult to use in these situations, pavers can be put into almost any shape and will stand up to years of wear and tear.
Pavers Are Strong and Long-Lasting
With normal care, pavers will last for decades and will keep their appearance, neither fading nor discoloring over time. You can enjoy your patio, driveway, walkways and other outdoor hardscaping for years to come when you choose concrete pavers.