Stylize Your Yard with Low-Maintenance Patio Pavers

If you are considering building a new patio or extending the outdoor living space in your yard, a paver patio is a low-maintenance option. Not only do stone or formed pavers look fabulous, they are easy to maintain. Here are some ideas for your new paver patio and tips on maintenance.

Types of Patio Pavers

There are many paver types to choose from for your new patio. You can create a natural look or a modern, contemporary style, all with the same low-maintenance attributes. Some options you can choose from include:

  • Field stones. Cut field stones can be wonderful for creating a natural stone patio.
  • Flagstones. Flagstones can be irregular in shape and are a gorgeous stone for patios and walkways since they are naturally flat.
  • Concrete pavers. For a uniform, modern look, concrete pavers are an excellent choice, coming in many shapes and colors for intricate designs.

Maintaining Paver Patios

Not only will a paver patio look great and add value to your home, they are easy to maintain. Pavers can last for many years and only require cleaning. Most pavers can be easily cleaned with just a broom and water. Plus, if repairs are needed down the road, you can replace individual pavers instead of replacing the entire patio.

If you are ready to begin building your new paver patio, visit your local quarry or landscape supply store. There are many options to choose from to build your new patio and most quality suppliers can deliver your pavers to your home. Once in place, your patio will provide a wonderful outdoor space that will be easy to care for and look beautiful for many years.

Posted on behalf of:
Alliance Stone
5420 Campground Rd
Cumming, GA 30040
(404) 759-0617

Types of Pavers

Paver is a generic term for hard blocks used to create flat outdoor surfaces such as walkways, patios, and driveways.   Pavers come in a wide variety of types and styles and are very popular with do-it-yourselfers because they are easy to work with, very forgiving, and can be used to create attractive outdoor surfaces in almost any size or style imaginable.  If you don’t want to install them yourself, your local landscaping company will be happy to help.

Although almost any hard material can be used as a paver, the most commonly used pavers are natural stone, brick, and concrete.  Natural stone pavers are available in an unlimited variety and sizes.  They make very beautiful, rustic patios and walkways.  Almost any type of natural stone is available as stone pavers including granite, marble, travertine, limestone, bluestone, and many others.

Brick pavers are made from a mixture of cement, sand and other materials and then fired in a kiln to create a durable, hard product in uniform sizes.  Brick pavers are made in various colors with reddish and tan colors being most common.  Brick pavers have excellent wear characteristics and an almost indefinite lifespan.

Concrete pavers are made in an endless variety of shapes, colors and sizes.  They are also very long lasting and offer a more finished surface.  Because they are manufactured, they can be made more uniform than other types of pavers resulting in a tighter fit between pavers.  Some concrete pavers are made to interlock with each other and are very easy to install.

Pavers of all types are available at your local landscape supply company.