What to Know About Paving Stones

Paving stones can make any outdoor space feel new. Adding a new walkway, patio, or driveway can give your yard the spruce it needs to feel exciting again.

However, before you begin any work, you want to make sure paving stones are the right solution for you. While they have many benefits, they’re not right for everyone or every project.

Let’s take a brief look at what paving stones are and when they should be used.

What are Paving Stones?

Paving stones, also called concrete pavers, can provide homeowners with an attractive, easy to install, and budget-friendly solution for creating a beautiful outdoor space. Concrete paving stones typically come in two styles: interlocking or architectural.

Interlocking concrete stones are great for driveways, although they don’t provide the same aesthetic as architectural concrete slabs. Architectural concrete slabs, on the other hand, are too thin to withstand the pressure and weight of most automobiles, meaning they’re not a great option for high-traffic areas like driveways.

What are the Benefits of Paving Stones?

Paving stones are made out of concrete, meaning they’re incredibly durable and easy to care for. They’re also easy to install, meaning you could easily create a DIY project out of paving stones.

However, their cheap cost per foot also means paving stones are a great option for homeowners on a budget. They’re also great for large surface areas, such as patios and driveways.

Concrete paving stones are also slip-resistant, making them the perfect option for steep slopes or otherwise slippery areas.

If you choose interlocking concrete stones, you also have a lifetime warranty for structural integrity. Because the stones are separate from one another, they’re also easy to replace. Rather than needing to fix a large area, you can simply pick up the broken stone and replace it with a new one.

If you believe paving stones are the right option for you, Island Block & Masonry Supply can help you complete your next project. We proudly serve the Tri-State Area, helping homeowners create outdoor spaces they love. To begin discussing your next outdoor project, give us a call at 631.443.4521.



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