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Why Pavers are Key to a Successful Outdoor Living Area

The past year has really shown people that more intimate, outdoor gatherings can be done at home. Creating a space that is both comfortable, and functional, is key to an outdoor area that creates a lifetime of memories. This season, take time to consider investing in an outdoor area that lasts, by utilizing pavers within your design.

Durability and Strength

We have clients that heavily use their paver driveways and patios, and have yet to notice negative impacts of constant use and impacts from the weather. With a variety of sizes, shapes and textures – you can achieve a strong, yet aesthetically pleasing, foundation to your outdoor area isn’t going to need additional support throughout the years.

They Maintain their Form

Unlike poured concrete, or cemented stone/pavers, using interlocked pavers allows for the ground to gently move, while creating a hard service for you to use. With any slight move of the earth, the pavers adjust themselves to accommodate the change while keeping the integrity of the overall structure. Additionally, it prevents cracking and additional maintenance down the road (or driveway, pathway, patio).

Style, Color and Diversity

With so many varieties of pavers for patios, walkways and driveway, it becomes really easy to design your landscape around the exterior of your house. A seamless transition from the indoors to outdoors really pulls the landscape design together.

The variety of options allows you to think of them more as an architectural accent to your home. Our team loves to take the time in really choosing the right color palette and style that will bring your entire property together.

Along with the initial selection of styles and colors, you can rest easy knowing that the pavers we use will hold their original state for years to come. By selecting quality pavers, we are confident they will maintain their structural and aesthetic appeal.

Low Maintenance

Like any hardscape feature, there is rarely is a ton of maintenance.  General clean up means getting rid of debris and occasional weeds that find themselves a nice spot to grow in. If you are interested, many of our clients like to use natural crawling plants like moss or creeping thyme to fill in areas of their paver work. Additionally, pavers can be cleaned and sealed to help keep color and protection to the elements.

Easy to Replace and Improve.

Should there become a situation that requires replacing, doing so is easy and much more friendly to work with over the years. Whether you want enhance with additional work, or fix a few spots, it’s a style that is flexible to work with with the right approach. The long term cost benefit on pavers is one of the more desirable traits about this service, as repairing pavers is much less than concrete slabs or other hard service solutions.

Weather and Vehicle Resistant

Pavers are meant to last. You can see this in historical places around the world, where bricks and cobble stone pathways and roads are still intact. Pavers, which can be made out of natural stone, brick, concrete and other materials, are individually strong, but allow flexibility as a whole.

 

Long-Term Cost Benefit

While there are cheaper initial alternatives, such as a pouring concrete or gravel, the long-term benefit of pavers is what separates this hardscape option. Replacing is easy and affordable, plus their durability prevents the need to replace them under normal situations.

Interesting in creating an outdoor living area in the Western North Carolina area? Learn more about our hardscape solutions, or contact us today. We offer free quotes, as well as various consultation and design packages for those who need support in creating their dream outdoor area.

 

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