Have you decided to add paving to your home? Do you hope to use landscape pavers or pave your driveway? There are a few things you should know before you begin your paving project.
Paving is durable and improves navigation. In fact, some of the roads built by the Romans 2,000 years ago are still in use today. However, these projects can be created using a number of materials, from crushed aggregate to flagstone pavers. These materials are used to flatten paths, either footpaths or roads, so that they are easy to navigate.
Concrete and Pavers
Large concrete areas are great for driveways and roads. Unfortunately, they also crack easily, especially if they aren’t supported properly. They are also expensive, difficult to install and subject to stains. Damaged concrete areas can actually adversely affect your home’s value.
However, pavers are smaller and easier to install. They offer more effective weight distribution, protecting them from cracking and breaks, and if damage does occur, they are inexpensive and easy to replace. Pavers also come in a variety of colors, shapes and styles.
Paving as Landscaping
Today, people typically spend more time and money on the inside of their homes rather than the outside, but you cannot discount the impact a great landscape has on the value of your home. Many homes have paved driveways, but not many have additional paved areas within their landscaping. However, these areas, such as edging around the garden, patios and paths, expand your yard’s usage. In addition, they reduce the amount of your lawn maintenance, especially when water is restricted due to drought. Your family probably spends some time in your yard, but if you can make it look great and easier to navigate, you will all spend even more time outside.
If you are interested in making your landscape more attractive and navigable, you may consider installing pavers. Paving lowers your lawn maintenance while providing attractive outdoor living spaces.