As compared to poured concrete, precast concrete systems such as interlocking concrete pavers offers lots of amazing benefits. If you are looking forward to using these pavers for your landscaping project, here is why it is an investment that will pay well over the long term.
Flexibility in design
The design options possible with interlocking concrete pavers are so many. The versatile range of colours, shapes, and patterns that these concrete pavers come in create plenty of room for design creativity. Regardless of whether you favour a herringbone, basket weave, hexagonal or diamond pattern, there's always something to match you individual preferences and styles. If you want to achieve the good old English landscaping theme, for example, a basket weave pattern would be a perfect choice.
What is more, interlocking concrete pavers will adjust quite well to the earth's natural tendency to expand and contract over time, hence preventing costly damage. By providing flexibility not achievable with rigid paving systems, interlocking concrete pavers can blend well with existing landscaping to enhance the kerb appeal of property.
One word can be used to describe the maintenance requirements of interlocking concrete pavers: easy. Regular sweeping with a hard-wearing yard broom and pressure washing with water are typically the most important cleaning jobs needed. The sweeping helps remove light surface dirt and debris such as leaves and twigs from the trees in the yard while the pressure washing technique is ideal for removing heavy soiling, for example. If there are some tough oil or grease stains on the surface of your pavers, all you need to do is clean them off with a hard-tufted brush, the right cleaning products, and water.
Any cracked or broken pavers can be easily replaced without disturbing other pavers around it. The repair work will involve pulling up the damaged patio paver. This is achieved by inserting the thin blade of a spackle knife or trowel as deep as possible into the edges of the paver and forcing it out. Once the paver is removed, the base is re-levelled and re-compacted before anew paver is installed. It is a straightforward job that does not leave unsightly repair patches behind.
Interlocking concrete pavers can resist the deterioration associated with the freeze-thaw cycles common in colder climates. These pavers also bear up much better than poured concrete when de-icing chemicals used to melt the snow on their surfaces. In addition, the pavers have a permeable joint between them, which allows stormwater to seep into the ground, thus providing excellent drainage. And, unlike poured concrete paving systems, which requires time to cure before it can be trafficked, interlocked concrete pavers can be immediately accessed upon installation.