Concrete Pavers Offer a Great Alternative for Landscaping and Decorating Projects

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Concrete pavers continue to grow in popularity among residential and commercial clients as an alternative option for landscaping and decorating projects. They offer great color and design options, quick and easy installation, and are great for patios, pool decks, driveways and more.

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From old world style to today’s modern trends, there are hundreds of landscaping and design methods available making the process of completing a project both time consuming and costly. When it comes time to focus a residential and commercial landscaping project, more and more builders, designers and homeowners are choosing concrete pavers because of the numerous benefits that they offer.

As the use of concrete pavers continues to grow rapidly on both commercial and residential construction projects, insiders in the paver business say the market is on fire and poised to continue growing as the benefits of pavers become better known. With an average of 100 square feet of pavers installed per person in Europe annually and only 1 square foot per person installed in the United States, there is plenty of room for growth.

Pavers interlock together to form a patterned surface which can be put into service immediately. There is no more waiting around for concrete or grout to dry. Another big benefit of pavers is that they can be removed and re-installed, which reduces future service interruptions. If, for example, one paver cracks, it can easily be replaced with a new one. There is no need to replace the entire patio or driveway, saving both time and money.

Pavers are manufactured in various textures and colors, and are great for creating beautiful walkways, patios, pool decks, driveways, walkways through parks, entrances to homes and offices, and much more. They are also great for more commercial uses such as for streets and airport runways. Here is a slide show of completed concrete paver projects by contractors around the United States and Canada.

Concrete pavers come in a literally endless number of styles. Pavers are often manufactured and supplied on a regional basis. The same project can use two or more different colors of concrete pavers and can be selected to complement the stone or facade on the building. Oftentimes, pavers one or two shades lighter than the structure are selected so as not to compete for attention with the structure. Pavers can have different textures, and are often mixed to add interest.

More information on concrete pavers can be found on The Concrete Network, the largest and most comprehensive source for concrete information on the World Wide Web.

Established in 1999, The Concrete Network’s purpose is to educate consumers, builders, and contractors on popular decorative techniques and applications including stamped concrete, stained concrete floors, concrete countertops, polished concrete, and much more. Over 750,000 visitors research The Concrete Network Web site each month.

The site excels at connecting buyers with local contractors in their area through its Find-A-Contractor service. The service provides visitors with a list of decorative concrete contractors throughout the U.S. and Canada, and is fully searchable by 22 types of decorative concrete work and 198 metropolitan areas throughout North America.

Article photo courtesy of US Exteriors Inc. and attached photo courtesy of Tile Tech Pavers.

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