5 Reasons Why Outdoor Pavers Are a Great Long-term Investment for Your Home
Choosing to pave or repave your home is a big decision, both in the impact it’ll have on your home’s looks and on your wallet. That being said, the benefits of pavers extend far beyond enhancing your home’s visual appeal. Though paver installation can be an investment of both your money and time, it’s also an upgrade that will have major benefits for your home in the long term. Wondering why outdoor pavers are a great long-term investment? The truth is, the reasons abound – and we’ve compiled a list of the four biggest ones. To find out how an investment in pavers is also an investment in your home’s future, keep on reading.
True or false: concrete is the strongest option for your driveway, patio, or yard’s flooring. It should come as no surprise that most people are inclined to agree with that statement. Though there’s no denying the overall strength of concrete, it’s actually not the best – or strongest – long-term flooring solution for your home’s exterior. This because concrete is usually poured in large slabs, which makes it more susceptible to large cracks and breakage over time. Pavers, on the other hand, come in much smaller pieces – and in an array of durable materials. By taking up a smaller surface area, each individual paver is less prone to cracking and succumbing to wear and tear over time. Their overall strength is one of the biggest reasons why outdoor pavers are a great long-term investment for your home.
Though pavers offer several benefits beyond visual appeal, it’s noteworthy that they do provide your exterior spaces with a beautiful finish in any style. This goes hand-in-hand with their strength and durability, since pavers’ ability to remain crack-free for a long time gives your home a smoother, more appealing overall look. This is particularly important if selling your home soon or in the distant future is on the table: in a recent survey, 99% of real estate professionals asserted that curb appeal is helpful in selling a home. With that in mind, pavers aren’t just a way to enhance your home’s appearance for you and your family to enjoy – it’s a smart move for its future sellability.
This is probably the most popular sign of wear and tear on your pavers, but it’s worth mentioning: we can’t overstate the importance of checking your pavers for cracks. A couple of chips here and there aren’t much to worry over, but large cracks are one of the major signs it’s time to repave your driveway. This isn’t just because cracks aren’t pretty; it’s because, when your driveway has sustained enough damage to form significant cracks, that means it’s significantly weakened. Because of this, small one-off repairs aren’t likely to last long at all; it’s a much better idea to repave altogether.
Pavers are, without a doubt, the most versatile flooring option for your yard, driveway, or patio. Unlike concrete or grass, pavers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles, and are adaptive to any pastime or lifestyle your family prefers. Brick pavers, for instance, are just as suitable for a driveway as they are for a pool deck. Their durability and strength makes them able to withstand massive amounts of weight, while their non-slip grip is a fantastic option for poolside areas. That being said, countless other pavers offer similar benefits, and they come in an array of colors and patterns – from neutral to bold – that will add to your home’s character for years to come.
Installing pavers in your home isn’t just an aesthetic decision; it’s a practical one that will have major benefits to your home for years to come. Whether you’ve found your forever home or are open to selling it in the future, pavers add substantial value in terms of finances, lifestyle, and visuals for your home. If you’re interested in learning more about your paver options, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re happy to provide you with a free quote on installation.