The nationwide trend of creating outdoor living spaces are embraced by the increasing of homeowners who are looking for an inexpensive way to make their home more livable and increase curb appeal with an eye toward resale.
For entertaining friends and family while grilling, dining, eating and relaxing, these areas usually feature spaces. Often, it means that the areas for a patio, a grill, a sink or a fireplace. Some people sat that it is like adding a family room but without a roof.
The building technique of choice when creating these spaces calls for using segmental concrete paving for many. Interlocking units-called concrete pavers are employed in this technique. These concrete pavers are strong, durable and are growing in popularity worldwide. There are 15 square feet of pavers installed per person annually in Germany, for instance. Most of the streets and sidewalks are made of pavers in Netherlands.
Patios, plazas and historic restoration projects, pavers that often used in walkways, are manufactured in a variety of shapes, textures and colors and can be easily removed and reinstalled.
Raise patio is one kind of home-improvement project where pavers are increasingly being used. Their durability and a new sense of space creation in a yard they can give (particularly when extended to meet an existing deck) are known as these patios’ signature. An outdoor entertainment area, complete with hot tub or barbeque pit are some example of the use of such spaces.
These are the reasons why pavers have become popular projects:
- They can fit tightly together for a strong, interlocking surface due to their uniform size.
- Paver joints will not crack or poured-in-place concrete because they allow for a small amount of movement.
- They have designs that are easy to install and repair
- A wide variety of shapes, colors and textures of pavers are available
- Either a professional or a skilled do-it-yourselfer can install them
For a more modest price, one of the newest styles offers the high-end look of stone. They can be used to add a stately look to a walkway, patio or driveway, called “tumbled” or “antiqued” pavers.