Which is right for you? Concrete vs. Paver Patios

Winter is a great time of year to begin planning for your summer projects. Maybe, for the past few years, you’ve been dreaming of a patio. Why not make 2020 the year you tackle that project so you can indulge in even more summer evenings “el aire libre?”

When it comes to designing your patio, the first thing you need to decide on is which materials you want to use. Both concrete and pavers make great patio choices and have their own set of pros and cons. Let’s take a closer look…

Concrete Patio Pro’s & Con’s

Concrete Patio Pros
● More affordable than pavers
● Easy to install
● Easy to clean
● Simple, elegant appearance
● Can tint with color

Concrete Patio Cons
● Slippery when wet
● Can crack over time
● Repairs are complicated and costly, often requiring replacement
● Can sink and heave in extreme climates
● Stains easily
● Limited design options

Paver Patio Pros & Cons

Paver Patio Pros
● 4x stronger than concrete
● Higher resale value than concrete
● Easily customizable
● Low maintenance- they can last up to 30 years!
● Doesn’t crack in extreme climates
● Sustainable; allows for natural water drainage
● Low maintenance cost

Paver Patio Cons
● Costs more than concrete
● Pavers can become loose over time- (this is a sign of poor installation)
● Can be difficult to clean
● Can be difficult to install
● Weeds can grow up between pavers

So what’s right for you? You decide!
Ultimately, the choice is yours and there are numerous factors to consider. Something that is important to think about is electing an experienced contractor is very important to make sure your pavers will last a lifetime.

If you’re interested in a patio or other outdoor living project for this coming summer, contact us here. We are already scheduling 2020 projects and would love to reserve a spot on our calendar for you!

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