Deciding what type of surface to install for your driveway, walkway, or patio can be a difficult task, but it shouldn’t be if you know what you want. There are a number of quality options to choose from including favorites – concrete and asphalt, but if you’re looking for something more and want to get the absolute most out of your dollar then consider using brick pavers. These durable stones last a lifetime and two of their most prominent features include a focus on safety and instant use.
Unlike their competitors, brick pavers will not crack, break, or change due to soil settling or weather. Both concrete and asphalt can be damaged due to environmental changes and specifically the temperature fluctuating from heat to extreme cold. These inconsistencies can cause significant damage to your driveway or other paved areas and as the first impression many guests have of your home, can cause a negative side effect. Fortunately, brick pavers are not subject to these same limitations, in addition to providing a safe traffic pattern and one that is immediately available for use.
Not only can cracks and breaks in asphalt and cement create unsightly grounds but they are also tripping hazards. Brick pavers will not break and should anything ever damage one or more of the pavers, they are easily replaceable. If you have a cement driveway that becomes cracked then an entire patch is needed, creating a terrible look. In addition, if you wish to have the damaged areas completely erased then an entire resurfacing of the area in question must be replaced.
Another reason to use pavers, they are manufactured as non-slip and non-skid, providing a solid footing surface for all individuals who travel across the material. Exposed to the elements, making sure the grounds are safe for visitors, family, and friends is essential and only with brick pavers can you make certain that they traverse your property safely.
Another considerable advantage to brick pavers over concrete or asphalt is the ability to use the pathway or driveway immediately. If you choose instead to use concrete or asphalt then be prepared for a timeframe of not being able to use your newly installed area.
These materials require a certain amount of time to cure and if anything – debris, animals, or even people, interact with the surface before it’s settled there could be negative impacts which require a re-do of the install. On the other hand, if you choose brick pavers then once installed their accessibility is immediate. There is no waiting required as you and your family get to immediately enjoy the benefits of having a brick paver driveway, sidewalk, or patio added to your home.
The experts at AMK Hardscapes are happy to offer a no obligation evaluation of your outdoor space, including a cost comparison for a driveway, patio, sidewalk, or any other construction project you may have in mind. They are also more than willing to answer any questions you may have about the future of your investment and potential cost analysis in a property. Their consultation involves taking considerations from the client and offering a full service, turnkey, job or providing assistance when needed or asked on any projects when needed. Their involvement is left to the homeowner and can be as much or little as requested during the construction of any particular project. 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.