When building your driveway or patio, you have several choices of materials. From asphalt, poured concrete, brick, natural stone, gravel, or concrete pavers – the options are endless! Concrete pavers are one of the most popular choices for driveways and patios for Glen Cove, NY homeowners who prefer a versatile, durable and low-maintenance option. They can be used on driveways, swimming pool decks, walkways, and patios. For your next outdoor project, the following are some of the best reasons why you should consider using concrete pavers for your home.
An affordable option if you consider life-cycle cost
Advancements in paver manufacturing technology have resulted in new cutting-edge style and surface finish options and improved performance for homeowners. While today’s concrete paving stones are certainly more expensive than when pavers first gained popularity many years ago, savvy homeowners are realizing that they offer some very clear cost advantages. There’s no need to have your paver driveway resealed every few years like an asphalt driveway and your paver patio won’t need repairing after cracking and heaving like the poured or stamped concrete patios of old. Add all these maintenance costs and repair costs together—not to mention the headaches that come along with the process—and add them to the initial cost of installation. Chances are pavers are a better choice financially over asphalt and traditional poured concrete.
Versatility in style and design
Concrete pavers—like those found in Unilock’s Select Line—offer incredible style and design possibilities for homeowners and contractors. With many different surface finishes available today, color combinations and texture choices are vast and inspiring. Consider using a different paver than the main choice for the borders of your driveway and/or patio—often referred to as ‘banding.’ While stamped concrete is an option for your patio, concrete pavers offer a more refined look with far superior performance if installed correctly. Contact a Unilock Authorized Contractor for the driveway and patios projects at your Glen Cove, NY home or business.
Strength and durability
Concrete pavers offer one of the strongest materials to use on your outdoor spaces. In fact, Unilock’s Ultima Concrete Technology offers pavers with up to 4x the strength of poured concrete! Because concrete paving stones resist heavy weights such as those of cars and frequent traffic, they are truly a perfect choice for residential driveways and backyard patios alike. While concrete and asphalt surfaces need regular maintenance and repair, concrete pavers perform for much longer time overall, with far fewer maintenance demands along the way. Unilock pavers and retaining wall systems carry a transferrable lifetime guarantee. This offers much needed peace of mind for homeowners that poured concrete and asphalt simply cannot provide.
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