Once you decide to enhance or improve the outdoor space surrounding your home or office, deciding what surface material to use represents a critical decision. Choosing between concrete or brick pavers, whether you are constructing a swimming pool area, outdoor patio, or sidewalk can have an impact on many of the factors associated with your design and lasting impression of the space.
Aesthetics and Versatility
Obviously, the look of your new area needs to match the already existing landscape in terms of the residence to which it is located. By using brick pavers, the color schemes and designs available are endless. These individually placed components can be arranged to either match an existing brick home, serve in contrast to one, or create its own space outside any and every type of residence or office building.
Concrete may be stamped or have a minimal variety of colors added but neither can match the aesthetically pleasing capabilities of brick pavers. Often the concrete areas are just sizeable, bland, spaces covering the ground in a dull grey.
Whatever your decision, the ability to last through both harsh winter conditions and warm summer days is critical. Given the nature of extreme temperature changes throughout the different seasons in Colorado, ensuring your selection is built to last is vital.
Only brick pavers are guaranteed and can easily be replaced should any damage ever occur – an unlikely scenario. Concrete however would need to be patched, creating an ugly eye sore, or removed and resurfaced. This requires an extraordinary amount of work to accomplish.
From the outset, brick pavers are placed to shift and adjust slightly with the ground contours and natural settling of the soil. The same type action could cause cracks and breaks in concrete, creating unsightly lines and dangerous trip hazards.
Once installed, a brick paver patio can be enjoyed almost immediately. This is not the case with concrete as a homeowner must wait until the surface has dried and hardened before being able to take advantage of the new space.
Safety is a concern anywhere but especially around water. All areas around a swimming pool are prone to get wet and concrete can become slick and an immediate fall hazard if not careful. Brick pavers provide a non-slip surface that even when wet will not be near as slick.
The experts at AMK Hardscapes offer a no obligation evaluation of your project and are willing to answer any questions you may have about the future of your investment. Their consultation involves taking considerations from the client before offering a full service, turnkey, job to other projects which may require assistance only when needed or asked. Their involvement is left to the homeowner and can be as much or little as requested during any specific project.
Their professionally trained staff is pleased to assist in determining your best options and product design for any and all brick paver projects. Whether you’re replacing one cracking concrete stone, a full circle driveway, or anything in between – they can help! Our associates will ensure you not only receive the best service possible but also are aware of the different designs and options available to you. Further, they are ready to assist with any number of other paver options, including fire pits and walled landscapes. Whether you need an explanation for a recommended surface type or are ready to move forward on a hardscaping project the AMK experts are ready and willing to assist. Call 303-525-8601 or contact us to inquire about an estimate today.