If you're in the market for a new driveway or walkway around your property, you may be wondering what your options are. There are many different types of pavers to choose from, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Here is a breakdown of two of the most popular types of driveway pavers, concrete and clay.
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Decorative Concrete Pavers
Decorative concrete pavers are a favorite of many customers for their versatility. The biggest reason why people choose decorative paver options, however, is because there is more choice and variety when designing them than any other type on a pavement in terms of style as well as coloration - you can get it looking just like natural stone!
Concrete pavers are an excellent choice for projects that require a consistent look. They're much easier and less time-consuming than clay paver installations because there's no need to cut or shape them before installation.
The ease of installation of concrete pavers is often reflected in your installation price, concrete pavers are typically 20% cheaper than clay pavers of similar quality. The difference is mainly in the higher installation cost for installing a concrete paver compared to one made from bricks or blocks. Additionally, there's no need to cut any material because they're all uniform in size!
Since this type can be installed much faster and at lower costs due to its quick production process as well-- not even taking into account how inexpensive it tends toward being when considering other factors such as durability - it has quickly become more popular than many traditional materials out there today
Pavers that are made out of clay and concrete have a lot going for them. The durability, with both materials lasting generations while also being able to withstand nature's wear-and-tear; their high compressive strength which results in an extremely durable product - these pavers will be around long after you're gone! The durability of concrete pavers is why they're a better choice for high-traffic areas.
Decorative Clay Pavers
Clay pavers are a great option for those who want the durability of concrete but with less maintenance. The colors will stay bright even through wear and tear, which is why this type of paving material can last longer than its counterparts!
Clay also has one other major advantage: because there's no need to seal or coat them in something like painting every couple years (or ever), they require almost zero upkeep - just some occasional sweeping up from time to time should do nicely.
Brick pavers are a great option for landscaping because they hold onto their natural color better than other materials. The colors can fade quickly if left unprotected from the sun's UV rays, but by using clay bricks with different hues of browns and grays as a pigment in each brick you're getting more variety to match your home aesthetics!
How to Decide on Pavers?
Clay pavers are the perfect material for patios, walkways, and driveways. They’re also great for hardscape features that will see a lot of traffic, like pool decks and entryways. But they aren’t as durable as concrete pavers because the Portland cement in them has a higher compressive strength than clay bricks. If you need something that can handle high-traffic areas, then concrete is typically a better option.
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