When you’re looking to improve your landscape and make it look more inviting and unique, you might be considering your options for a new hardscaping feature, like a patio, walkway, or drive. Upgrading your existing hardscaping and adding more is one of the best things you can do for a landscape of any size as it helps to break up your space and add visual interest. But, when you’re ready to add a feature, why would you want to stick with boring old concrete or asphalt? One of the most exciting new trends in hardscaping is the use of paving stones. While they’ve been in use around the world of ages, this wildly useful method is only just starting to catch on here. Paving stones come with several benefits that we’ll walk you through today!
Stamped concrete may try to imitate the look of pavers, but it can never quite accomplish the same feel. Paving stones come in a wide range of colors, textures, shapes, and sizes and while stamped concrete can try to imitate the look, it simply can’t compete. In short – stamped concrete is to pavers what printed laminate is to wood flooring – they may look similar, but you’re not getting the real feel or benefits. Pavers can also be used to create a look that is completely unique to your home. Having a pattern like herringbone or a basket weave or even something more unusual can be a great way to improve the look of your home.
Durability And Maintenance
One of the most significant advantages of pavers is that they are highly durable. Unlike cement or concrete, pavers will retain their color longer and be more resistant to chipping, cracking, and splitting. Other stamped patterns will allow the pattern to wear down, the finish to wash away, and the color to fade substantially. Maintenance is also easy; with less to worry about you can get by with simple sweeping and occasional washing.
Replacement And Installation
When concrete is damaged, it can be patched or covered; if you’ve added a pattern, this can mean that the pattern will be disrupted or need to be covered completely. Or, in the case of serious cracks, the entire unit may need to be removed and replaced. With paving stones, you only need to remove and replace the affected stones. This ensures that your pattern is upheld and that the repairs can be done minimally. The installation itself is easier too, once your feature has been laid, there’s no wait time for it to dry or cure, this means you can go from construction to patio party in as little time as possible.
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Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full-service landscaping company, providing maintenance, design, and construction, as well as snow removal, and asphalt and concrete services. We are your source for complete landscape and facility maintenance for commercial and residential properties throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. We are a self-performing landscaping company, meaning we don’t hire subcontractors, and senior management is involved with every project. Our highly trained team of professionals receives constant, ongoing education on the latest industry trends, updates and safety measures. This ensures we can deliver outstanding customer service and results to our clients, regardless of the size of your job.