When deciding on a new patio, pool deck, driveway, or walkway, the question arises as to what material to use? Here’s a helpful guide to narrow down your choice.
- Pavers have an average compression strength of 8,000 psi or greater
- Pavers have an interlocking design and are set in a sand bed to achieve maximum interlocking strength
- Pavers interlock three different ways. Horizontal, Vertical, and Rotational
- Pavers are easily replaced and matched up to the existing color on hand
- Pavers can easily be removed for new sleeves or utilities
- Very easy to DIY
- Great tensile strength
- Concrete typically being ordered by contractors between 3,500 and 4,500 psi.
- Concrete using patch work or cutting damaged sections out and having discoloration from the different pours.
- Cracking is a feature not a flat
- Different batches of concrete may be different colors
- More complex to DIY
- Great compressive strength