Pavers are an important part of a building or property. They are resourceful when you least expect and practical in various situations. For instance, they make a great patio on a property. They can highlight your garden as stepping stones, and they create an excellent driveway for your vehicle, among others.
But even with tons of usage, choosing the perfect pavers is not easy. It’s an overwhelming and painstaking process that may require professional help for the best decisions. And the following are a few categories you will consider when choosing the perfect pavers:
There are two major types of materials for pavers, which are brick and concrete. Each one has strengths and weaknesses. The material affects the rest of the factors in this list. And while picking material, also consider edging and bedding material. Bricks are cozier with wood. While concrete pavers and steel gives an industrial look
If you want a refined and classy style around your property, brick is the best. It doesn’t have color variation and suits this style. And if you want a wide range of styles and color patterns, then concrete is the way.
Rate of Use
This means your pavers will be exposed to wear and tear. And as such, you name durable options that can withstand constant traffic whether it’s people or vehicles. Also, they will be creating an impression if they are frequently used, so, you need a design that complements the building.
What traffic will your pavers support? If they are people, then you can use small or medium thickness depending on the material. If it’s for vehicle traffic, you need thick pavers to support the weight.
Shape and Size of the Surface
The shape and size of the area of installation matters a lot. It determines the shape, size, and materials of pavers you will need. Also, it affects how you will install the pavers and the resulting impression in the space. For instance, bigger pavers can create an illusion and make the space appear bigger.
The surface area shape also dictates how you will cut the pavers. You will need a brick saw for this part. But considering how dangerous cutting a brick can be, you can leave that for the professional. With the size of pavers, you can decide whether to limit or enhance the paver cuts. But you can avoid this complication by consulting or working with a professional masonry.
Climate is essential when deciding the type of material for your pavers. For instance, concrete pavers can withstand harsh weather, especially in rainy areas. And brick pavers, on the other hand, works perfectly in moderate conditions.
And if you live in cold regions, go ahead and use bricks. That said, you can work with either material in any climate if you are ready for maintenance costs. And this brings us to our last point, the budget.
The budget dictates the pavers you can have in your compound or around your building. Here, consider your lifestyle especially your income. Choose a particular paver only if your budget caters to both material and labor. Also, factor in the maintenance cost of the paver.
Besides going with your taste for pavers, you should factor in other residents or household members. If there are old people or children, avoid smooth textured pavers. This will reduce occurrences of falls.
And during installation, don’t strain your budget, pavers allow you to do gradual installations. And if you want to cut costs, do a DIY with your family. However, perfect results are assured with the help of professional
Need help choosing the perfect pavers?
Then go ahead and reach out to Turnbull Masonry. They can help you with professional consultation and also sourcing the pavers plus installation.