The beauty of most of the residential and commercial properties is enhanced by laying concrete pavers. Compared to the other materials such as clay brick, asphalt and crushed stone, concrete is one of the most durable and fine materials used for paving driveways, gardens and so forth. These are known to be long lasting and attractive. It requires less maintenance if it is installed properly.
However, there are a few things to consider before installing which are elaborated below.
Important Tips To Install
Styles: Concrete pavers are available in a huge number of styles and designs. Two different colors can be interlinked to attain a beautiful design. Different textures can also be blended to obtain some of the most unique patterns and designs.
Colors: With a wide number of color combinations, These can be selected according to individual taste and preferences. Earth colored blend perfectly with the landscape and suit any type of decor. The earth tone also age gracefully and it endows timeless beauty.
Designs: Different designs can be used to install. A perfect combination of square and octagon designs proves to be exquisite designs. Most are designed to blend with the stone or facade of a building.
Types of pavers: Concrete pavers are basically of two types- the porous and the permeable. The porous have holes on the surfaces. These holes are usually filled with grass or any other materials according to individual preferences. These are highly durable, resistance to wear and tear, resilient and require low maintenance.
The permeable have solid surfaces but the water can migrate into the earth through the sides. These types are usually installed in patios, driveways, parking areas.
Various heights: These are installed in different heights for various purposes. For heavy industrial applications, these are installed in a height of around 100mm and for domestic purposes are installed at 40mm height. For medium to light traffic, these are installed at 60mm height. These for driveways and patios require 50mm to 55mm of height. It is important to select the right width as light pavers will result in cracking and subsiding of the paved areas.
It is important to maintain the concrete pavers so that it lasts for a longer period of time. Concrete is a porous material that can absorb various materials. It should be protected from harsh chemicals and other materials such as clay, plastic, fly ash, grease, paint and cement powder. It is also necessary to use light cleaning equipments so that the pavers remain intact.
Paved areas can be swept and kept free of debris for its durability and grace. In most of the countries, people fill plastic sand in the groves of the pavers every year so that it remains strong and intact. There are special cleaning agents which can be used to clean the pavements easily without any stains.