Reasons Concrete Contactors Will Recommend Pavers for Your Residence


Concrete pavers are versatile markers that can be used in various areas of your home such as the walkways, the driveway, the yard, by the pool and more. In years past, they were mainly for commercial use. However, with the advancements in design, they now have a myriad of residential applications.

They are now a popular alternative with concrete contractors who may be working for homeowners who do not want stone. Here are some of the reasons why concrete contractors will recommend pavers for your residence:

Versatile Design

One of the biggest advantage of opting for pavers is the fact that they provide you with an array of designs to choose from. In addition to this, they also come in varying textures as well as colours. This makes it easier for you to come up with custom designs that will be unique to your residence. Due to their versatility in design, the pavers can be made to mimic any other materials that you may find attractive. For instance, you can have the concrete contractors create a cobblestone walkway for your home using pavers, rather than having to purchase the real deal!

Convenient Installation

Pavers tend to be small in size. As such, these units are much easier to install in accordance to the prevailing terrain of your home. If you have a hilly topography with a yard that slopes occasionally, the pavers can be installed and appear natural. This may not be the case with larger pieces of concrete, stone or rocks. In addition, you will not have to level the land thus saving you the time and manual labour that would be involved in doing so.

Easy Maintenance

When it comes to concrete renovations, homeowners tend to have to call in the concrete contractors for either repair or maintenance after a period of time has passed. This is because concrete and natural stone is porous. It will gradually absorb rainwater and become vulnerable to cracking over time. Pavers are absorbent but they do not have their structural integrity compromised by the constant exposure to the elements.

Thus unlike stone, you will find that they will not crack as their design enables them to expand and contract as needed. This makes them an easier to maintain option. If you would like your pavers to appear enhanced and possibly lengthen their lifespan, you could have the contractors coat them with a sealant once they are done with installation.

To learn more, contact a company like Ellcon.


27 July 2015

Decorative Concrete: Project Ideas and Uses

Concrete may seem boring to the uninitiated, but as the wife of a concrete contractor, I have learned, over the years, that it is anything but boring. Contemporary concrete can be used in a range of applications from functional sound walls to decorative koi ponds, and it can be left gray, stamped or acid stained. If you are getting ready to do a project, you have come to the right place. In this blog, I am going to post a myriad of information about concrete with an emphasis on project ideas and the different uses of concrete. By the end, I hope you find concrete as exciting as I do!