Personalize Your Home with Concrete Pavers Systems
Personalizing a home and truly making it unique is something that many homeowners tend to limit to the inside. Sure, you can remodel rooms like the kitchen, bathroom and basement to add a personal touch but your renovations don’t have to be restricted to the inside of the house.
With concrete paver systems outside of your house, you can easily add some personality to the exterior as well.
Think about some of the areas outside of your home that see a lot of foot traffic: The walkway leading up to the door is one, but many homes have patios in the back and areas surrounding pools as well. All of these places can benefit from the addition of concrete pavers not just because they of the aesthetic value that they bring, but because pavers are something that serve an added purpose on top of their good looks.
As a property owner, you’re probably well aware of the fact that concrete surfaces can crack with age and need to be repaired accordingly.
The big advantage to concrete pavers is that they are more durable than traditional concrete surfaces, so they can often go longer without needing any sort of maintenance.
Because the cost associated with maintaining pavers over the course of several years is often lower than it is with maintaining normal concrete surfaces, pavers have become the preferred concrete surface for many homeowners.
It doesn’t just end there, however. Other reasons that homeowners prefer pavers to other types of concrete surfacing can include:
Installation – Concrete paver systems are more easily installed than continuous slabs, meaning that work on a project involving pavers can often be wrapped up faster. Not only that but, because pavers are a system where parts make up a whole, individual pieces can be removed and reinstalled as needed, rather than having to resurface the entire system.
Space – Concrete slabs are a single, continuous surface in many cases. This is good for people who prefer not to deal with things like weeds and other growth, but this can be a drawback for gardening enthusiasts. Concrete paver systems allow enough room that you can easily plant a garden if you wish.
Ground Shifting – If, for whatever reason, the ground around your home shifts, this can damage a continuous concrete surface and cause it to split. When that happens, you’ll need to get the surface repaired so that it doesn’t pose a danger to you, your family or visitors who could easily trip on the newly formed cracks. Pavers, on the other hand, can shift with the ground since they are spaced out.
Versatility – The moment a continuous surface is put into place in the ground, it can’t be moved or rearranged in anyway. Using pavers allows the homeowner to arrange and rearrange things the way they see fit. They aren’t confined to keeping things a certain way if they suddenly decided that a certain aspect of the concrete surface wasn’t working the way that they wanted it to.
Variety – This is probably the most popular reason behind why many people include pavers as a part of their homes. Pavers come in a variety of different colors, shapes, sizes and styles that can be arranged into patterns at their desire. This is a big departure from the uniform look that traditional concrete surfaces tend to have.
Regardless of the reasons that you decide to install a concrete paver system, whether you want them for the looks or added functionality, doing so could be some of the smartest money you ever spent in personalizing your home. Think about what pavers can do for you versus a traditional concrete surface and its easy to see why the former is the right choice to make for your home.(By: Yanni Giannaros)
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