Frequently asked paver questions
What are pavers made of?
concrete which is colored and vibrated to get the air bubbles out which is why they are extremely strong and the color lasts
Are pavers more than concrete? and if so how much?
Yes - about 20%-40% more depending on your paver choice and location they are placed
1. pavers require a great deal of site preperation labor costs are conciderable
2. soils and debris will need to be graded and removed to approx. 9 inches deep for pavers
3. geotextile fabric (weed paper), class 2 base and concrete washed sand all need to be
placed, graded, leveled out to proper elevation, compacted all prior to a single paver
4. cost of pavers vary depending on style, color, manufacturer and there are quite a bit to
be placed. About an entire pallet of pavers just for approx. 100 sq feet
5. paver edges have to have cuts made to complete them which takes labor and time
6. a special polymer sand is swept between the pavers and compacted in and cleaned up
and repeated again and then swept up again
Are pavers better than concrete? if so, why?
Of course this is personal choice, but most people are aware of the benefits of pavers vs. concrete and why they are superior.
Pavers don't crack like concrete.
There are 3 guarantees with concrete - It wont catch fire
It wont be stolen
It will crack
Pavers can be replaced without the entire project have to be replaced as well or not matching afterword like concrete
Pavers are 4 times stronger and the color doesn't fade and is easy to clean
Pavers add color to your home and character as well as being great for re-sale value
What type of pavers are there and what colors are offered?
There are tons of different styles and colors. It comes down to personal preference
If you want to save money, stick with simple patterns and one color
If you want a higher end paver look then options with 5 paver sets with blended colors may be the way you would go.
There is even a style called "Arbel and Mega Arbel" that resemble flagstones