Is Using Pavers For Your Patio The Best Choice For You?

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A nice patio will give you a place to sit and enjoy the weather. You will be able to grill out or just sit outside with a good book and relax. But, you may not have the patio that you want. You can fix that by using paving stones. 

What Are Paving Stones?

Pavers are generally made out of cement. They have been cast into a variety of sizes and shapes. You can mix and match shapes to get an interesting pattern or go with all one shape. Because the shapes come in a variety of sizes, you can get a pattern that will be visually appealing just by using different sizes. For example, you may choose to use octagonal pavers, If you mix the smaller stones in with the larger stores, you can get a pattern that will look like polka dots. 

Are There Benefits to Using Pavers?

One of the biggest benefits to using pavers for your patio is that repairs are easy. If a paving stone gets broken, you don't have to do a lot of work to replace or repair the damaged paver. All you need to do is take out the damaged paver or pavers and replace it. The only sign that you had to repair an area is that the new pavers will probably be a different color than the original because of lack of weathering and exposure.

When you replace the paver, you will have to make sure that the ground underneath is still level. If it isn't, the paver won't sit right and could be damaged again. All you need to get it level again is some gravel or sand. If you have to add any, make sure that it is tamped down before you place the paver so that will be a secure foundation for your repair. You will also need to make sure that you have some packed sand around the paver to make sure that it stays in place. 

What Are the Drawbacks to Choosing Pavers?

One of the drawbacks to choosing to use pavers is that you don't end up with a patio that is one solid piece. The gaps in between stones can be difficult for people who are in wheelchairs or have other mobility issues. 

If you want to have patio made of pavers, it's something that you can do on your own. However, if you don't feel like it's something you want to tackle yourself, you can find professionals who will listen to you and give you that patio of your dreams. For more information, speak with experts like Central Arizona Block.


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