Building Beautiful Walkways for Your Home

Do you have an old cracked concrete sidewalks or a un-level paving stones for walkways to your home? Not only do old, deteriorating walkways look shabby, they can be a hazard and result in injuries. Why not replace your sidewalk or paths with stunning stone walkways for your home? Natural stone is a perfect material for walkways, adding beauty and value to your property.

Why use natural stone for your walkway? First and foremost, natural stone is one of the most durable options available for paving. Stones can last for decades – they are already hundreds, if not thousands, of years old. Secondly, natural stone is simple to maintain. And finally, there are few materials that add more aesthetic value to a home than natural stone, making it a fantastic choice for walkways, one of the first features visitors see when coming to your home.

Natural Stone Options for Walkways

When it comes to natural paving stones for walkways, you have many options that are available. Some of the stones to consider include:

  • Travertine
  • Marble
  • Bluestone
  • Granite
  • Sandstone
  • Flagstone

These stones come in a wide variety of colors, shapes and textures to match your style and tastes. Some are pre-formed or cut into uniform shapes; others like flagstone can be purchased in natural shapes. Whether you want a country or classic look or a more modern style, there is a natural stone option that is perfect for your new walkways.

Upgrade your walkways with natural stone and see the difference it makes for the aesthetics and safety of your home. Contact your local hardscape landscaper to get started on your natural stone walkway project.

Posted on behalf of:
Landscape Innovations
215 Rebecca Ct
Fayetteville, GA 30215
(770) 616-3194

4 Paver Options for Your Patio

There are excellent reasons pavers are so popular for patios. Pavers give you so many options for design and are easy to maintain. They add beauty and value to your home by enhancing your outdoor spaces. Plus, they are durable and simple to repair when needed. Whether you want the classic look of brick or the natural ambiance of stone, pavers are a wonderful choice for patios. You just need to decide what type is best for your needs. Here four of the top paver options to choose from for your new patio.

  1. Concrete pavers. If simple and cost-effective is important to you, concrete pavers will be a good choice. You can find them in many shapes, sizes and patterns, and they are usually less expensive than other pavers.
  2. Brick. Want a cobbled, old-world style for your patio? Classic clay brick can be an excellent option for a timeless beauty that can mesh with many architecture styles.
  3. Marble or travertine. Tumbled marble and travertine are stunning, durable and very desirable for adding value to your home. Their cool surface is excellent for direct sun, easy on bare feet and offers a smooth surface that is great for accommodating patio furniture.
  4. Flagstone. If you enjoy the beauty of natural stone, flagstone offers a unique, colorful option for your patio. This is a perfect paving material when you want to create a natural look for your outdoor living space.

To choose the best paver option for your new patio, contact your local landscaper that installs paver patios. They can discuss the pros and cons of each and help you choose the one that will best suite your style, home and budget.

Posted on behalf of:
Landscape Innovations
215 Rebecca Ct
Fayetteville, GA 30215
(770) 616-3194

Paver Patios

One of the greatest ways to enjoy outdoor living is to have a custom brick paver patio installed by a licensed, insured and experienced contractor.  Patio paver patios are very cost effective and will provide years of enjoyment to families who enjoy outdoor living.  In addition, when they are combined with other landscaping features including retaining walls and planters that are a part of the patio, the results are both dramatic and often add value to the property.

The key to a great brick paver patio is the design, which will be functional, cost effective, and address any grade or drainage issues on the property.  Often small retaining walls are incorporated to address drainage and grade issues.  While most people are very familiar with traditional square or rectangular patios on a single level, it is possible for a experienced contractor to build a patio that incorporates curves, as well as multiple levels.  Specialized cutting tools allow the contractor to cut the brick pavers as necessary to make the curves.

Brick patio pavers come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors allowing the brick paver patio to be truly a “custom” feature of the property.  In addition, there are a number of patterns for the contractor to install the brick pavers, however, to matter what pattern is selected the pavers will “interlock” to provide a solid surface that will not move.  In general, brick paver patios are installed under either a compacted sand base or over a concrete slab.  In either case, the contractor will install the patio level, with a slight pitch to shed rainwater.  Once installed, the disturbed areas around the patio will be restored and the patio will be ready for immediate use!

Posted on behalf of Lanier Yardscapes

Reasons to Consider a Paver Patio

Patios are an important part of any outdoor living area, and there are a wide array of fabrication options. Still, all materials are not created equal. When you’re considering the construction of a new patio or the upgrade of an existing space, you may want to consider using pavers over stamped concrete and other construction materials. These are just a few of the reasons why paver patios may be the best solution for your outdoor living area.

Pavers Don’t Rot

Wooden decking requires sealing, staining and other routine maintenance to keep it looking great and in good condition. Even with all of this attention, it will eventually need full replacement because the wood will inevitably begin to degrade. When you choose a patio made from pavers, you’re choosing a material that will not degrade over time when it’s exposed to the elements outdoors.

Pavers Don’t Crack

Poured and stamped concrete can make patios look great for a while, but natural movement and shifting of the earth beneath the concrete can lead to cracking and crumbling. Interlocking pavers have natural joints between each piece, which means they’ll flex with the natural movement of the underlying soil. When they’re installed over a base of sand, the structural capacity of interlocking paver surfaces actually increases over time. Brick and concrete pavers are among the strongest paving materials on the market.

When you’re ready to build or remodel your patio, contact a professional contractor to discuss the feasibility of using concrete or brick pavers to complete the job. Because a lifetime warranty is common, you may find this long-lasting and highly customizable paving option to be just the solution for which you’ve been searching.

Posted on behalf of Sunshine Services

Concrete Pavers: One Material, Many Uses

Interlocking, permeable pavers are more than just a fabrication substance for driveways and paths around your property. In fact, there are a wide variety of ways you can put concrete pavers to use in your outdoor living design. These are just a few of the ways you can turn permeable pavers into more than just a driveway or sidewalk.

Patios

Wooden decking is subject to wear and tear, and will degrade over time as it’s exposed to the elements. Using interlocking pavers to construct your patio allows you to customize the pattern and feel of your patio, and to avoid the inevitable cracking of concrete or rotting of lumber. Paver patios look great and provide great service for many years.

Fire Pits

Building a fire pit can turn a Plain Jane patio into a real work of outdoor living art. While many are constructed from brick, stone and other materials, it’s not uncommon to find pavers integrated into fire pit design. When you use pavers that complement your patio to build a fire pit, you’re turning the space into a cohesive, outdoor extension of your indoor living space. These patios become something closer to open-air rooms than simple surfaces.

Retaining Walls

Whether you’re looking for a barrier against soil erosion or just an interesting outdoor design elements, retaining walls constructed from pavers are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. These walls can also coordinate beautifully with other elements, like patios and walkways.

In addition to being a durable material, pavers are also a versatile design element. Contact your professional paving and landscaping contractor to discuss the many ways you can use pavers to turn your outdoor living space into something truly spectacular.

Posted of behalf of Troy Ogrin, Maxwell Hardscapes

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Increasing Curb Appeal With Pavers

If you’re planning to list your home or simply considering an outdoor remodeling project to boost curb appeal and resale value in the future, you know how important landscaping is to the overall appearance of your home. What you may not realize is that springing for interlocking, permeable pavers can also have a dramatic impact on your curb appeal. When you opt for pavers over poured concrete or asphalt, you’ll be able to prevent cracking, crumbling and other unsightly disrepair.

Few things make the exterior of a home look as weathered as cracked concrete driveways and shabby sidewalks. Even if the rest of your home’s exterior is in beautiful condition, a weathered driveway and damaged paving surfaces can reduce its visual impact. Poured concrete and asphalt will start to crack and crumble over time, as the soil underneath shifts naturally. Interlocking pavers are designed to prevent cracking, and individual pavers can be replaced if dramatic heaving occurs. Upgrading your surfaces to include interlocking pavers eliminates the risk of your surfaces degrading over time due to soil erosion and shifting.

Resurfacing your driveway and sidewalk with interlocking pavers elevates the appearance of your landscaping design and property. Because paver driveways and walkays are so durable, they’re also a long-lasting solution. Instead of patching cracked pathways and driveways, you can simply enjoy your patios and paths for years to come.

Working with a professional paving contractor to rework your paved areas with interlocking pavers makes a very real impact on the overall visual appeal of your property. Contact a paving professional in your area today to discuss methods of boosting your home’s curb appeal with permeable paver surfaces.

Posted on behalf of Tri County Pavers