Interlocking pavers are concrete tiles that are formed into shapes to fit snugly together, or "interlock". People use these types of pavers for all kinds of surfaces, but they're probably most well known for decks, walkways and driveways. The concept of using pieces of stone or brick that are cut to fit against each other isn't a new one; interlocking stones and bricks were used in early civilizations such as the Roman Empire for quickly establishing affordable, durable, long lasting and virtually maintenance-free roadways and pathways. While the idea itself isn't new, the technology has come a long way. Interlocking pavers are even more affordable nowadays due to more efficient production techniques, and they're available in a wide variety of colors, textures and patterns that give rise to virtually limitless creative designs and combinations.
Interlocking pavers are an incredibly practical surface in a lot of ways, but that's not the only reason people get them installed. The designs that be can be achieved with pavers are breathtaking; they can be a surprisingly tasteful and stylish addition to any home, and instantly push the beauty of your household into a league of its own. Just ask our friendly staff to show you how a beautiful walkway, driveway or deck area could compliment your yard.
It's easy to see that pavers can be a beautiful addition to your home. Below are a few other reasons why you may want to consider installing a new, stylish driveway, deck or walkway.
Interlocking pavers are more affordable than you might think. They're constructed of concrete poured and set into specific patterns, which is far less expensive than cut stone or other cut materials. The installation process is really affordable, too. While some pavers can use mortar or grout to seal the individual bricks together, the normal installation process is totally mortar and grout free. Our expert installers simply set the bricks tightly together on a carefully laid foundation of packed gravel and sand, the same way that it's been done for thousands of years.
Interlocking pavers are very durable, and can often last in excess of thirty years. The secret to their strength is in their flexibility attained by their unique installation. The concrete pavers are set on top of a densely packed foundation of gravel and sand. Moisture easily passes through this foundation without causing it to swell or change shape, so the surface that the bricks are laid on top of never buckles or shifts. The foundation can give a little bit as well, and because the bricks are not actually adhered to one another, they can compress and rise again individually as weight is applied and removed. Changes in weather hardly affect interlocking pavers, either. While the bricks themselves will expand and contract a tiny bit in changing conditions, the small amount of play between the bricks will prevent any damage from occurring.
Since the earliest installations of interlocking brick and stone pathways, easy maintenance has been a key element of their value. Surfaces created with interlocking pavers don't develop potholes or any large cracks, swells or sinkholes that disrupt their surface. In fact, if anything happens to alter the foundation that the pavers are laid on, they can simply be removed while the foundation is re-surfaced, and then fit together again. Because the individual pavers aren't actually joined together, they can shift and settle individually as pressure is applied to them, drastically reducing the likelihood of their cracking, crumbling or otherwise deteriorating. Additionally, in the event that any of the pavers do crack, that specific paver can simply be replaced.
With so many benefits it's no wonder interlocking pavers are making their way into more and more homes. Contact our staff today to find out what we can do for you!
We install interlocking pavers in Hudson, New Port Richey, Port Richey, Holiday, Dade City, Springhill, Citrus and Brooksville.