Increasing your home value with pavers

By now you’ve probably guessed that landscaping is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home. In fact, landscaping your property can lead to a 200 to 300% ROI increase according to real estate experts, which you can read more about here. Lesser known, however, is the value that comes from your attention to the hardscape on your property. Installing pavers on your property is one of the best ways to increase your home’s value and enhance its aesthetics. If you’re new to this process, you might want to consider pavers first. There are countless reasons why installing pavers is a great idea for your home, but increasing your home’s value is one of the best. If you’re looking to spruce up your home and increase its worth, consider starting the process with pavers. Let’s learn more about increasing your home value with pavers.

Installation

Compared to other home modifications, installing pavers won’t give you a headache. In no time, you’ll have a newly paved walkway, driveway, or patio and can use it almost immediately after installation. Meanwhile with a concrete pour it can take much longer. That means that when you install pavers there’s no sitting around waiting for your driveway to cure. Anywhere from days to weeks, concrete has to cure before reaching its full strength. With pavers, however, you’ll be good to go in no time. Pavers utilize an easy interlocking technology that doesn’t require any mortar to set the stones. And just like that, you’ve increased the value of your property.

Durability

If you live in an area that’s more susceptible to earthquakes, you should consider installing pavers. They promise durability while poured concrete cracks and weathers easier. In the event of an earthquake, poured concrete will crack a substantial amount more than pavers will. Pavers utilize an interlocking system that allows the surface of the ground to flex as the earth moves. You can learn more about the interlocking intelligence of pavers on this post, but essentially concrete is not capable of flexing in the same way that pavers can. If the ground were to move, the concrete would crack with it while the pavers would stay intact. When you’re listing your house for sale in one of these unpredictably shaky areas like California, home buyers will be attracted to the durability that pavers offer. In the long run, you’ll be able to get a better offer for your property.

Aside from a monstrous incident like an earthquake, many daily activities such as pulling out of the driveway have the potential to easily damage concrete surfaces. As you drive your car over the driveway repeatedly each day, the concrete underneath becomes cracked and deteriorated in no time. A driveway built with pavers, however, has the potential to outlive the old one by tens of years depending on how they’re cared for. Additionally, if concrete gets stained or cracked, it’s nearly impossible to seamlessly fix this blemish. With pavers, however, no mortar is used to install the stones, so if one becomes cracked or stained it can easily be swapped out. It’s important to note that pavers require such little maintenance anyways that after installation they entail less repair or maintenance than concrete that cracks or sags.

 

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Aesthetics

There’s no question that installing pavers is a smart decision for its simplistic approach to increasing your home’s value. It promises longevity, but let’s not forget that they also have great aesthetic value. They look appealing and there are hundreds of possible combinations you can choose from to match the exterior of your home. Ranging from simple to more intricate designs, pavers have the ability to enhance the particular style of your home. Additionally, a wide range of colors to choose from exists so you’ll always be able to appropriately match the color of your home. Pavers simply enhance the way your whole property looks, because let’s be honest: concrete or asphalt can only look so nice. Pavers, however, give you something nice to look at. They’re the finishing touch on your front and backyard.