"Pavers, what are they? What are the benefits of using pavers? How long do they last? What shapes do they take and what color can I get them in?"
At Clearwater Summit Group, many questions come up in regards to patio pavers. Pavers are concrete products that are mixed with a coloring agent and then placed in a mold to set and dry into various shapes, sizes, textures and patterns. Specifically, in the Pacific Northwest, pavers are a superior outdoor patio, walkway and driveway surface, and offer limitless potential for design creativity. In the Spokane and Coeur d'Alene areas in particular, the "frost heave" action, which occurs in our soils from our harsh winters and hot summers, wreaks havoc on regular concrete surfaces. Driveways, walkways and patios can all be affected. When placed, regular concrete is of one solid piece and does not have the same flexibility as a segmented paver. This causes major cracking, flaking and, ultimately, major failures within the concrete area when soil settles or heavy frosts occur. Learn more about pavers on this video from president & landscape architect, Ty Ullman, and give us a call today to discuss the options for your next paver patio, walkway or driveway.
Benefits of driveway, walkway and patio pavers:
Can be used as the surface for your driveway, pathway and patio
Prevents cracking caused by winter freezes and hot, dry summers
Available in an assortment of shapes, sizes, textures and patterns