We get a lot of calls about pavers (or bricks). However, most people are not truly informed about pavers, their cost, proper installation, varieties and so on. Over the next few blogs, we want to take a more in depth look at pavers. First, let’s find out what a paver is.
What is a paver?
A paver is concrete formed in a mold to become a modulated block at least 2 3/8 inches thick. Most pavers have a strength of at least 8000 psi.
What shape do pavers come in?
They come mainly in rectangular or square bricks.
Can pavers come in different colors?
Yes! They come in a wide variety of colors including greys, tans, blues and red tones.
What are pavers used for?
They are used to create patios, walkways, driveways, pool decks, parking pads and so on.
Don’t the big box store carry pavers?
Typically, no. While most big box stores carry a concrete block that looks like a paver, most of those blocks do not meet the industry standard of a paver.
Where do I buy pavers?
There are two ways you can buy pavers – either through a local supply company or from a licensed landscape contractor. If you are planning a DIY project, then contact a local supply company. If you are looking to have them installed professionally, contact a reputable paver installer. Quick Tip – most supply companies will refer you to reputable installers.
Next up, how pavers should be installed.