What maintenance is involved?
If we compare pavers to other hardscape materials, the maintenance is minimal because they’re generally strong and durable. Rather than requiring frequent re-surfacing or patching, it should remain in place for years to come. Even when light damage does occur, the repair and replacement process is relatively easy. Although the initial cost is a little more expensive, the lack of maintenance and need for sealing can offset this in the long run.
Is damage common?
Once again, we can only compare to other materials and say ‘no’. Whilst ordinary concrete is often scarred with long cracks, pavers avoid this because each unit is dense.
Will there be a change in color?
Due to the weather and other outside forces, there will always be a change of color with any cement product. However, there is an extent to which they are affected and pavers sit towards the bottom because the material isn’t absorbent. In truth, they sit at 5% in terms of absorbency which is much smaller than poured concrete and asphalt. Therefore, it can resist salt and oil which are two of the biggest causes of damage in paved surfaces.
What’s the difference in strength between concrete and pavers?
On a level playing field, pavers are actually stronger as well as offering more durability which is why they have become so much more popular in recent times. When used on driveways, pavers are better suited to handing the weight of cars and trucks over a period of time. If we look past home use, pavers are also being introduced to many airport runways around the world.
Do I receive a warranty?
With Green Thumb Landscaping and Design, you will receive a one-year workmanship warranty to protect installation as well as a lifetime product warranty because we’re confident it will last the test of time.