Pavers come in dozens of different shapes, sizes, and colors.
Pavers are also commonly referred to as paving stones, pave
stones, and interlocking paving stones. Each concrete or paving stone
project can be customized to combine your choice of different
colors and patterns to create exactly what you want.
The two types of brick paving surfaces are mortarless and
Mortarless brick paving contains sand between the units which
are usually laid on a road base material. Conversely, mortared
brick paving consists of units with mortar between the units
and is always laid in a mortar setting bed. This type is rigid,
non-flexible, and susceptible to cracking. Whereas the
mortarless system is flexible and will not crack. This type of
system's formal name is interlocking paving stones which are
the fastest growing segment of the paving industry today.
Paving Stones and Types of Traffic
Paving stones are exposed to continual vehicle and pedestrian
traffic. Of these two types of traffic, pedestrian traffic can
cause the most wear. The force of high-heeled shoes causes the
highest degree of abrasion. Tires, without studs, do not have
such a drastic effect, although brick streets will polish over
time with repeated tire traffic.
Quality of Materials and Installation Is Extremely Important
The longevity and performance of pavers have been proven
through hundred of years. This performance is the result of
proper design, proper selection of materials and good
workmanship. In fact, one of the main factors that have a great
impact on paving stone performance is workmanship. This is why
it is vital to select a paving stone installer whose quality
goes beyond good. You want a true artisan!