Hardscapes - Paving
About Residential Paving
Home's First Impression
Paving applications on external flooring of residential properties is the wisest choice that homeowners should highly consider. Concrete applications such as driveways and walkways provide the necessity purposes but pavers are much more appealing and will enhance your property as well as increase the value of your lifetime investment due to the beautiful presentation that pavers have to provide and offer.
Pavers are available in a vast range of shapes, sizes, color and materials for residential applications. The patterns that can be achieved with paver shapes are absolutely gorgeous and most certainly pleasing. Homeowners take note and challenge yourself with paving creations and all the benefits that paved applications on your property will provide.
No matter what external flooring area on your property requires paving, this can be achieved without a doubt. The following paving applications are most commonly featured on such residential locations:
- Barbecue Area
- Pool Areas
- Garden Walls
If you have dull and boring concrete flooring or overgrown grassy areas on such locations, Why not take the full advantages and the extent of benefits that paving will endure?
Add elegance, class and style for all your paving requirements and you will be ecstatic with the overall end result.
The defined shape of pavers will determine the pattern that can be achieved for your selection. Square, rectangular, circular, oblong and triangular paver shapes are available. The tremendous patterns that can be implemented by choice and preferred paving patterns are as follows:
- Running bond
- Herringbone at 45 and 90 degree angled patterns
- Basket weave
- Stretcher Bond
- Circle Pattern
- Fan Pattern
- and many more
You need to consider the area size if large or small patterns are more suitable and complementary to the location and the surroundings. The above patterns are very suitable and should be highly considered for large areas such as driveways.
The benefits of all paving materials are they are produced for heavy duty purposes, will last many decades, weather tolerant, durable, versatile and very little maintenance is required in due course. The most popular paving materials for residential applications are:
- Brick Pavers
- Concrete Pavers
- Natural Stone Pavers
- Clay Pavers
The advantages of brick and concrete paving stones is the color availability that ranges from light paver color shades to much darker shades of colored pavers. For an unusual color scheme you can select one color shade as a border and the other color for the rest of the paved area. Selection of color shade is a personal choice and personal taste. There are so many options to re-invent your patio or courtyard, consult the help of a paving contractor for more ideas.
Perhaps your are after a more natural color and natural appearance; thence natural stone pavers would be more suitable as they do offer natural shades and tones for a more natural looking paving application.
The Benefits of Paving Applications
The benefits of paving applications on a residential property are they will provide glamour as well as safety at the same time. Paving materials, such as asphalt, are produced with the thought in mind that the purposes of paving applications should be slip resistant in all climatic conditions. Paving sealers are a must as sealing your paved areas will avoid slipperiness whilst walking on them.
Asphalt paving is now the most widely used material for the surfacing of our roads and highways. However we are now increasingly seeing asphalt being installed on residential properties for applications like driveways!