Standard concrete slabs are slightly lower priced than pavers for installation. However, concrete’s true cost is realized in all of its necessary repairs. Southern California’s frequent earth movements crack concrete and require homeowners to pay out of pocket for constant repairs. Pavers are able to easily handle these same earth movements and repairs are easy and without scars.
Concrete cost an average of $7.00-$10.00 per sq. ft. – while Pavers are about $10.00 per sq. ft which includes removing existing surface and installation of new pavers. The money invested into pavers adds value to your home. While the cost of concrete eats a hole in your pocket since you’ll have constant repairs expenses and no added home value.
Pavers are more than 3 times stronger and can hold up to 8000 PSI while concrete can support only up to 2500 PSI on average.
Pavers will withstand heavier foot or vehicle traffic without the unsightly cracking commonly associated with concrete.
Individual pavers can be removed or replaced to facilitate repairs and underground maintenance, as needed. Concrete, by contrast,
requires full replacement of affected slabs, for any modification, often leading to substantial time, skilled labor costs and “scars” from the repair.
Interlocking pavers are created to move with the earth and adapt to their surroundings in a way that concrete cannot.
Instead of buckling under the pressure of environmental changes, pavers shift to avoid dangerous cracking and
unattractive “scarring” from continuous repairs.
Home to one of the most active fault lines in the western hemisphere, Southern California homeowners know the importance of using building materials able to withstand
changes in the terrain. Pavers move with the soil, relieving pressure, to avoid the buckling and cracking popular with concrete.
With a wide variety of styles, sizes, patterns and colors to choose from, pavers provide custom design options that
dated concrete simply can’t compete with. The color for pavers is also embedded throughout the entire paver, delaying
the process of fading, unlike colored concrete.
Unlike concrete, pavers are a saleable asset that buyers look for when in the market for new property increasing not only the curb appeal, but the overall value of a home.
Investing in pavers can yield dividends for years to come.
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