The Benefits of Using Concrete Pavers For Your Patio
Adding a patio to a home not only adds character, but it also creates an enjoyable space for outdoor entertaining as well as increases the curb appeal of a property. Deciding to add a patio is the easy decision. Choosing what type of patio to add – stamped concrete, brick, or concrete pavers is more difficult for homeowners. We recommend using concrete pavers for new patios because they offer benefits that other options don’t.
6 Benefits of Using Concrete Pavers
- Last Longer
The majority of pavers are three to four times stronger than concrete and not prone to cracking or breaking. Because of their strength, pavers can last more than 50 years when properly installed and cared for. Some manufacturers offer lifetime warranties on the pavers offered.
- More Durable through Climate Changes
New Jersey homeowners get to experience all four seasons, including freezing and thawing during the winter months, which causes the ground to contract and shift. When the ground moves, so does the patio. Installing a patio using concrete is risky in this type of climate as the concrete can shift causing cracks. Pavers are not impacted by these conditions because each one can shift and fall back into place.
- Low Maintenance
Most homeowners are looking for a material that is easy to clean and care for. It is best to apply a protective sealer over concrete pavers to protect it from the different elements and prevent staining. To maintain pavers, sweep or use a leaf blower to get rid of debris. You can also spray the dirt off with a garden hose.
- Easy to Replace
Installing a concrete patio can cause headaches when cracking occurs because large sections typically need to be replaced to repair it. If a concrete paver is cracked or damaged, you only have to replace one piece of your patio, which is more cost-friendly than fixing a larger section.
- More Pattern and Color Options
Concrete pavers are available in an endless number of colors and patterns making it easy to match your home or get creative with the design. Pavers can be used to make any shape or size patio. Homeowners often enjoy being able to customize their new patio to meet their needs.
- Less Expensive
One of the most appealing factors for installing concrete pavers is that it typically costs less than using granite or clay pavers. Depending on the size of the patio, many homeowners can install pavers on their own to save additional money on hiring a professional.
Whether you are ready to begin your patio project or have questions about concrete pavers, Morris Brick & Stone is prepared to help. Call us today or visit our showroom to explore your options.