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Choosing the Right Outdoor Pavers for Your Home

Extending your living space outward with the addition of a patio is a great idea.  The creation of outdoor living space enhances the enjoyment of your home, and increases your property value.  But before you sell yourself on a specific look or material, consider how you plan on using the space and choose a material that complements the style of your home and your own personal lifestyle. These materials are also great options for your pool deck.  To help the process, we’re showcasing four commonly used patio pavers.

Brick Pavers

Brick Pavers

 

Brick is a classic material that will lend a traditional textural charm to your outdoor space. Although bricks are rectangular in shape, there are endless of pattern possibilities.  It is important to note, though, that although brick pavers can be cost effective, they tend to chip and crack over time.  But because they’re usually less porous than construction-grade bricks, they’re resistant to erosion.

Pre–Cast Concrete Pavers

Concrete Pavers

If you’re looking for the most cost-effective solution, concrete is the answer.  Concrete pavers are made by casting concrete into molds to form individual tiles. They’re available in a range of colors, finishes and styles.  Unfortunately, concrete requires a lot of attention and maintenance. Concrete patios need to be frequently washed and sealed to prevent the colors from fading.  Another drawback with concrete is heat. Concrete doesn’t stand-up well to sun exposure well, and tends to get very hot.

Travertine Pavers

Travertine Pavers

Travertine’s natural beauty, versatility and durability makes it a favorite among landscape architects.  It is a stone often confused with marble because of its beautiful texture and natural grain.  But don’t take its aesthetics for delicateness.  The stone remains cool during harsh summer months and its porous quality repels water, making it easy to walk on.

Choosing the right pavers for your patio or pool deck can make a huge impact on your backyard’s look and feel, which is why it’s important to arm yourself with as much information as possible so you can make an informed decision.  For more information about a specific product or an estimate on your renovation project, contact us today at All Seal Exteriors.

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