Why Patio Pavers Instead Of Concrete

By February 16, 2017News
patio pavers concrete

If you are planning on building a new patio soon or reconstructing an existing one, you will immediately be facing the decision as to whether to use concrete or patio pavers. Both are popular patio materials in Orange County and Southern California, but there are many reasons why pavers are a superior choice. Some suppose that paving stones will cost too much or too difficult to install. In reality, however, concrete-pavements are more costly and problematic in the long run.

The first reason to opt for paving stones is the high level of customization they allow. Paving stones give you a wide array of colors and styles to choose from. They also allow you to create customized patterns that complement your landscaping and your home’s exterior. Concrete’s only versatility lies in selecting shape in which to pour the pavement. You definitely give your creativity greater freedom when you choose paving stones. And besides that, you also create a far more “upscale” ambiance and a much “homier” look than concrete-pavements.

Patio Pavers VS Concrete

The second major reason to use patio pavers is that it is durable and easy to repair. It is well known that concrete’s weakness to spalling and cracking due to winter’s freeze-thaw cycles. This also leads to a dulled surface look, over time, and creates a tripping hazard. The truth is that concrete can only handle four thousand pounds of pressure per square inch. Pavements built of paving stones can handle twice the pressure. The reason for this difference is twofold. First, paving stones reinforce each other, and the weight is distributed among the many stones. Second, the stones are denser than concrete-pavements to begin with. Finally, note that pavers are much easier and less expensive to repair since you can replace just the damaged stones.

While patio pavers are superior to concrete-pavements in many ways, it is also crucial to use only an experienced contractor. In Orange County and surrounding areas, Douglas Masonry and Pavement has been a trusted name in the industry for many years. They offer top-tier workmanship, friendly service, and long, valuable warranties on their work. They have a long track record of satisfying both residential and commercial clients. And they will customize your patio to your exact specifications. Douglas Masonry and Pavement serves Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Westminster, Buena Park, Stanton, Tustin, Irvine, Fullerton, and other cities in the area. Contact them by calling 714-393-8556 or by filling out the online request form.