Concrete pavers are made from a mixture of cement, aggregate, and color pigments (either topical or integral color) and as a result pavers come in numerous shapes and sizes. We often use pavers because they have higher strength and durability and will not crack like concrete. Pavers are similar in cost to stamped concrete. Properly installed pavers can last you 20-30 years and if they do shift from tree roots or earth movement, repairs can be made to the problem area.
Pavers fit many styles from sleek modern, fun contemporary, to transitional design. The most popular use for pavers are: driveways, patios, walkways/pathways, landings and steps.
As designers, it’s always fun to use materials in creative and unexpected ways. For example, you can consider using pavers to create a raised patio to add elevation to a seemingly flat space. Pavers are very customizable and can be cut to create fun shapes and patterns to enhance the look of a patio or driveway. There are also circle kits available to frame key areas on a surface plane like a seating area with a fire feature or a standalone water feature. For steps and landings there is a bull nose paver that has a rounded edge which adds a fine detail to any project.
When it comes to pavers, they are cost effective (about half the cost of an installed wood deck or a stone patio), durable and fun material to use for hardscape.