When it comes to durability, pavers are definitely stronger than concrete over the life of the installation. Concrete is bound to crack over time since it cannot expand or contact. Whereas pavers, “breathe” during extreme temperature changes. Also, if any pavers become damaged, it can be easily replaced.
We advise to always select a tone that brings harmony to your space. Lighters shades allow the home to remain the central focus.
Natural tones can have hues of gray, pink or yellow that when wet or when exposed to sunlight display a unique accent on the stone.
When it comes to shapes, there is a wide variety of styles. Chosing is based on personal taste. If you favor rounded shapes, you may want to use circles, spirals, or scalloped edges on your yard. If you tend to gravitate toward angular shape, brick shaped pavers will work well with your space, as well as octagons and pentagons.
There are 2 main types of sand used and there is Polymeric Sand. We prefer using mason sand, and it’s finer finished appearance.
Concrete and Mason are created the same way. They are both composed of either gneiss, trap rock, limestone and/or granite. Crushed at the quarry, washed and screened for quality. Howeve, Mason sand is crushed finer.
Polymeric Sand is a man made chemical that acts like a glue between the paver joints. It’s composed of quartz silica, crystalline silica and polymer glue.