Landscaping

Residential Landscaping and Block Paving

Landscape pavers are available in several different materials to enhance the appearance of the deck, patio, or walkway. They offer an elegant and professional look that is certain to help with increasing the value of the home. The different styles of pavers come with their own positive and negative points. It is therefore crucial to carefully consider each of the options.

Here are four of the most popular styles of landscape pavers:

Brick

A standard and cost-effective option for landscaping the property includes brick. The man-made pavers are an easy option to install and a great material for the enthusiastic do-it-yourselfer to use. Laying a new patio or walkway isn’t the most difficult home improvement project to take on. But it does still need a certain level of skill and competence. Brick pavers do need a lot more maintenance than other choices. Maintenance can involve regular sealing and cleaning.

Natural Stone

A popular option with landscape designers and architects is the natural stone (also called flagstone) pavers. These pavers come in a variety of natural materials and colors. Sandstone, limestone and shale offer the most favored options. They are often cut into rectangular or square shapes and relatively thin. The natural stones can also be cut into irregular shapes to create the more unique looking deck or patio area. A great feature of these stone is the high durability and ability to handle almost any climate conditions. Natural stones are likely to be one of the most expensive choices when it comes to laying a new walkway.

Concrete

Concrete paving stone are priced similar to bricks. They are another man-made option and again need regular maintenance to make sure the concrete material stays sealed. An attractive quality of the concrete pavers is the ease in replacing the individual piece. This is helpful for replacing the single pavers that have started to fade or crack.

Stamped Concrete

The stamped concrete gives the option of including a texture or pattern to make the pavers seem like a more expensive material, such as flagstone or brick. Color is also included in the manufacturing process to help create the more unique finish. This is another type of paving material that needs regular attention to maintain the color and integrity of the concrete material.

All in all, by having the landscape pavers installed to a professional standard, it shouldn’t be difficult to improve the outside appearance of the home, while also helping to increase the market value of the property.