[Posted on February 24th, 2014 by Ashley Aguirre]
Adding Houston pavers to your home can add a decorative, yet functional, element that may be sorely lacking from your outdoor landscape. Because the weather is so mild for much of the year in Houston, you want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Entertaining friends and family on your patio and presenting a welcoming walkway to your front door are all made possible and more fun with pavers.
What are Pavers?
Houston pavers mimic the look of natural stone and come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes to fit your unique needs. They’re low maintenance, less absorbent, strong, long-lasting and won’t crack. These aspects are crucial in hot locales, where other, more delicate types of stone could crack or fade from the heat. They are commonly used in pool surrounds, patios, driveways, walkways and sidewalks. Pavers are ideal for anywhere you want to increase the functionality yet want to incorporate a beautifully designed space that will impress your guests. Pavers present the best value for the lowest amount of maintenance as you don’t have to stain and seal them every year.
Benefits of Pavers
What makes pavers an ideal surface for your home? They pose a decorative accent that you just don’t see with other materials. They withstand fading and cracking very well, plus they can endure constant foot traffic as well as the weight of cars and trucks. The addition of pavers means you don’t have to continue to pay to re-surface or patch them over time. They last for decades, and if one does crack, fade or chip, you can easily replace it.
Pavers are also versatile. You’re not restricted to any design possibilities like you would be with other more conventional surface materials. A Houston contractor can easily lay your paver patio for you, incorporating virtually any pattern you want with any shade you want, whether circles, curves, fan shapes or star bursts.
Make it Pop
Adding a touch of color to your paver design is another option. Pavers, because they’re designed to mimic other natural stones, can be purchased in a variety of colors and shades to match the decor of your house or yard. Adding color to your patio or pool area can give off the impression of many elements, from light and depth to warmth and coolness.
Living in Houston, you very likely have a pool to cool off in during the hot summer months. Pavers make great pool area materials because you have the option of choosing textured surfaces to provide a non-slip feature. With pavers, you can choose a textured stone that still features the design elements and colors you want to present a safe, no-slip alternative to conventional surfaces. This will help visitors enjoying your pool have a relaxing and safe experience in your home.
Bring some character into your landscape and consider the addition of pavers. Have them installed the right way, every time, by a professional paver contractor.