[Posted on April 3rd, 2013 by Ashley Aguirre]
Pavestone is a product made of concrete in smaller, thicker pieces that can interlock or be used to create a pattern using shapes and colors. The stones are versatile and more durable than concrete. Because the slab is made of separate stones placed firmly in a bed of aggregate and sand, a pavestone patio or pool surround can be more flexible and less prone to cracking than concrete. A Pavestone Houston patio will flex with inclement weather and humidity.
How to Use Pavestone.
Pavestone can be used in many and varied ways. It can be used in patios and pool surrounds as well as embedded in a decorative rock planter section to accent flowers and plants. Many different colors of Pavestone Houston are available. It is possible to give a southwestern effect compatible with a Spanish style, or even an English country garden style. Fireplaces and raised beds can be made with Pavestone as can garden paths and driveways. If your property is uneven or needs interest, think of a retaining wall planted with easy-to-care-for plants that will withstand the humidity and heat of a Houston summer.
The process of installing a Pavestone patio is relatively simple as no concrete pouring is necessary. It is, however, labor-intensive, so it is recommended that homeowners consult pavers who are skilled in installing Pavestone.
In order to prepare your property for installation, determine the area you desire as a patio or pool surround. Remember that Pavestone is versatile enough to form curves and corners easily. Measure the area you wish to use; the depth of the bed will depend upon the consistency and type of the soil underlaying the potential installation.
Once you secure a location, you will be a able to contact pavers and receive an estimate for the exact work and the amount of time it will take to install the Pavestone.
Why Pavestone is Ideal for Houston
As you are aware, Houston’s climate is damp and warm for much of the year. The city of Houston does not ordinarily have temperatures that go anywhere near freezing. Pavestone fluctuates with humidity and heat without cracking, unlike a concrete slab. This is especially helpful during the warm summer months when both heat and humidity can work against the structure of your home. If a section of the Pavestone becomes discolored or damaged, it is easy to replace several or even individual Pavestones. Furthermore, expansion of the project is relatively easy to do.
Preventing weeds and extra growth between the Pavestones is automatically done by the use of layers of sand and rock beneath the Pavestones. If seeds blow in, ordinary pulling or use of weed killers can remove the resulting vegetation and prevent any damage to the Pavestone.
Pavestone and the related products are excellent ways of sprucing up your landscape as the options of color and design are endless. Use your imagination and, perhaps, consult with a landscape designer to ensure the beauty of your new addition.