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When someone walks up to your home for the first time, most likely, the first thing they’ll notice is your path or driveway. While ordinarily, the paving is easy to dismiss, a bumpy paving, however, can’t go unnoticed. To obtain this smooth, bump-free walkway, you should consider monoblock paving.
Paving is the process of smoothening out a surface by covering it with a large slab or block material. Paving is mostly done outdoors for areas like; walkways, steps, backyard, driveway, paths etc., to enhance its appearance and make it look more appealing.
To undergo the paving process, you’ll need the materials needed to pave, known simply as pavers. Pavers are slabs or block materials made from concrete, brick, flagstone, marble, porcelain, etc. Generally speaking, all the different types of pavers fall into two categories; composite and quarried.
Composite pavers are soft when processed and later need to be fire dried, while quarried pavers are gotten from quarried stone that will later be moulded into the desired shapes.
Like most materials related to construction and home renovation, they come in different varieties for you to choose from based on your budget and personal preference. Here are a few examples of paving materials
Concrete pavers are one of the most popular options for paving, especially driveways. They are very easy to install as the installation process is quite easy and straightforward. And concrete pavers also come in different varieties of textures, colours, etc.
Admittedly, concrete is prone to cracks making it a very high maintenance material. Nonetheless, it leaves the paved area looking natural, clean, and with a minimalist appeal.
Brick pavers have been around for centuries now. They are derived from baked clay and can be laid in various ranges of patterns and different colours. Oftentimes, brick has been used as an alternative to concrete because of its wide variation in design and colour.
But much like concrete, brick is also very high maintenance, plus they’re extremely fragile and need to be handled with care. Still, because they’re made from natural materials, they are an eco-friendly option for paving.
Marble makes for beautiful paving material. They fit just about any aesthetic and will look really good with other elements on the outside of your home. And it gives your walkway a finished and sophisticated look. Appearances aside, marble is also a highly durable and resilient material.
Marble is also a strong heat conductor. This means that your walkway will be scorching under a blazing sun. Plus, its beautiful surface can also be scratched or stained. Regardless of these flaws, a marble driveway will increase the property value of your home if you ever plan to resell.
Cobblestone-like marble is as beautiful as they are durable. They’re usually made from granite but can sometimes be made from other materials such as limestone and basalt. Cobblestone is an extremely low maintenance paver and comes in a wide selection of colours and styles to choose from.
The major downside to cobblestone is how expensive it is to install it, not to mention the time-consuming process it would take to install it. But it’s still probably worth the price when you consider its winning features.
Porcelain, much like a brick, is also derived from clay. Porcelain pavers can be used for both the outdoors as well as indoors. Its water-resistant feature makes it an ideal paver for areas such as the swimming pool/ pool decks. And it’s its lack of absorbent abilities that prevent it from mould build-up.
Porcelain comes in different varieties for you to choose from, and to top it off, it’s actually a cost-effective paver. The only problem is that Porcelain pavers, though, aren’t able to hold up in highly elevated areas.
But if you live or plan on using it on a levelled terrain, then you shouldn’t have a problem.
With modern innovation, rubber pavers which have been made from recycled materials, are the new practical pavers in the market today. Rubber pavers are more shock absorbent, and they come in different varieties.
Add to the fact that they are eco-friendly, and they seem like the best choice to make for your paving. However, if you’re into aesthetic appeal, maybe rubber won’t be it for you as they have a dull finish, unlike the others. But that’s because rubber pavers were made more for practical purposes than aesthetic ones.
Paving is done around the house for several reasons. They are:
Protection is the ultimate reason for paving. Harsh weather conditions can cause an area to be weathered down, and repairing the damages might be difficult. Paving protects the area and stops this from happening.
A paved area just adds a certain aesthetic appeal to your home. It makes your home look more finished.