Benefits of Brick Pavers for Your Home
Brick pavers are made from moulded clay, often rectangular in shape, and fired in an oven. While the bricks used for house walls have hollow spaces, the pavers are solid. Brick pavers can be set over a base of crushed stone and sand to form driveways, patios, and paths. Here are several benefits of this flooring.
This paving is a chameleon in nature, as it can blend with virtually any environment. For example, if you have a heritage home or a rustic cottage a century old, you might want the paving to look like it's been in the landscape for decades too. Brick pavers are perfect as they'll channel the established look. You could encourage weeds to sprout in selected spots, integrating the bricks with the natural environment.
But brick pavers can equally harmonise with a modern home. For example, your house might have dark charcoal render-cement walls. A neat brick driveway will give the property a classic look. To keep the paving consistent with the house, you might want the bricks to look new and fresh rather than age-old and part of an established setting. To do this, pressure wash and reseal the brick paving once a year or as often as your contractor recommends.
Brick pavers let you create appealing patterns on your property. For example, lay a zig-zag herringbone design or a classic basketweave with pairs of pavers set at right angles. If you have a winding path, you could spread the pavers lengthwise in a simple running bond design. One of the most lovely designs is a circular pattern using fan-shaped pavers. Intricate designs will cost more than straightforward configurations. As well as the complicated layout requiring more work, more bricks may need trimming.
One day, you might want to pull up the pavers and try something new. That's OK, as you can sell preloved brick pavers in the thriving recycling market. That way, they won't go to waste or end up at a rubbish dump. And you can get a return on your investment. Repurposing pavers is good for the environment by not increasing rubbish and also by reducing the need for manufacturing new bricks.
Brick pavers have practical attributes too. If you set them on a sand and gravel base, the rain can filter between the bricks and soak into the earth. You then won't have slippery puddles on the paving. It also lets the ground receive nourishment despite being covered with pavers. On the other hand, a concrete slab or pavers fixed in place with hard mortar don't let the rain through.