Someone suggested the idea of concrete paving to you and even showed you a couple pictures. Looks good doesn’t it (picture below if you haven’t see one before)?
You want to get it done. But just before you finalize your decision, you want to check the advantages of concrete paving. Well here you go.
Concrete paved roads are able to withstand abuse and last for generations. They are manufactured in a steel mold under exacting factory conditions and tight dimensional tolerances. This results in a product which is many times stronger than regularly poured concrete and is more durable than black asphalt. In addition, these paving units allow for expansion and contraction without producing surface cracks unlike monolithic concrete surfaces and stamped surfaces
Low Cost Overall
The cost of concrete pavers is much less compared to any other concrete product as they are manufactured using machines unlike other products which are naturally produced. They are also less expensive than clay pavers, granite pavers and sandstone pavers. When considering maintenance and replacement costs, concrete pavers offer an economical long-term alternative to other types of paving options.
If you are looking at commercial applications, or even if you are looking for residential applications, concrete pavers are an ideal choice. Driveways, parking lots, promenades, sidewalks, pool decks, patios, streets, golf cart paths and even roof gardens, you name it and you can use concrete paving.
Variety of Shapes and Colors
Concrete pavers come in different types of colors and shapes. This is one of the benefits of concrete paving blocks. They are manufactured to look like naturally occurring paving material. Some of the different styles include stone like pavers, clay-brick like pavers. Light colored patios present a cooler surface around patios and pool decks. Also bear in mind, designing a custom look is made easy by the many shapes and patterns and also the colors of concrete pavers.
The cost of maintaining pavers is less and they also offer low life-cycle costs than any other paving product. They are easily maintained by regular sweeping and occasional rinsing. In case there are tough stains present, pressure washing with appropriate cleaning solutions or a simple spot cleaning treatment with a brush and solvent water will do the trick. Pavers can also be repaired by lifting the affected area, re-grading, re-compacting the base and bedding sand and reinstalling the same pavers. Even though it is an expensive procedure, it does not leave any unsightly repair patches. Concrete pavers also provide a functional and easy way to carry out maintenance or repairs to underground utilities.
Concrete pavers can be used in any kind of climate and moreover they can be walked on immediately upon compaction. Cracking is not an issue with these interlocking units due to the joints in between pavers. This system moves in unison with earth’s usual tendency to swell and contract and this is what makes it a system for the long term.
If you are planning to repair or construct a new driveway, concrete paving is the way to go. Contact professional concrete pavers in Edmonton today so you don’t have to wait any more.