Hardscapes

Why Pavers?

Pavers have been used for thousands of years in Europe, dating back to the Roman Empire when streets were constructed with Roman cobblestone pavers. As a testament to their engineering and durability, those same streets are still being used today. When repairs are needed, workers remove the stone paver, fix the rut, and put the same paver back in place.

While the basic concept and application remain the same today, there is one exception. Technology and materials have improved significantly since Roman cobblestones to achieve smoother, even more durable surfaces. Modern pavers are made of high strength concrete, and they fit together to form what is called an "interlocking system".

Features and Benefits:

Superior Durability. Interlocking pavers, when installed properly, are 2 to 3 times stronger than poured concrete. Pavers are also weather resistant. They do not crack like asphalt and concrete, making them the ideal product for surfaces in a freeze/thaw environment.

Increased Curb Appeal. Paving stone manufacturers offer numerous design options to complement any architectural style and match any décor. With a range of shapes, sizes, patterns and colors, there is something to suit any individual taste.

Low Maintenance. Pavers are easily removed and replaced to allow access to underground utilities. If a repair does become necessary, individual paving stones can be reinstated like pieces of a puzzle without unsightly patches. Asphalt and concrete can not make this claim.

Easy on the Feet. Pavers are slip resistant in wet conditions, making them an excellent choice for pool decks where safety is an issue. Pavers are also better than poured concrete and asphalt from the standpoint that the joints can take on moisture and leave the surface cooler under foot.

Long-term Value. Our paving stone manufacturers provide a lifetime warranty on the structural integrity of the paving stones. When considering maintenance and replacement costs of concrete and asphalt, pavers offer an economical, long-term advantage.

Environmentally Friendly. In contrast to other non-permeable surfaces, interlocking pavers allow rainwater to drain through the joints. This allows natural biological processes to filter contaminants from the water before they reach our waterways.