Also referred to as paving stones, pavers offer the perfect accent to any home’s exterior. You can use them to create a beautiful and durable pathway or patio. They’re also the perfect material for surrounding your pool. One question many people have before purchasing pavers is: Do pavers fade over time?
While pavers can fade over time, proper paver maintenance can ensure they retain their color for a long time. Read on if you’re interested in learning more about paver maintenance and ways to keep your pavers from fading.
As mentioned above, paver maintenance will help ensure it looks great for years to come. This should include routinely cleaning your pavers and having them resealed every three years or so. When cleaning, use a broom and paver cleaner. Avoid using anything with harsh chemicals. It’s especially important to clean any oil spills as soon as possible.
Another part of paver maintenance should include removing any weeds growing through the cracks. Some recommend using a granular weed preventative, though it’s best to check with a company that has expertise in pavers first.
Pavers in particularly sunny areas will likely fade quicker than others. Make sure to routinely apply a color sealant to your pavers to help prevent fading.
Are concrete pavers better?
While there are some advantages to brick pavers, concrete ones come with many more. For example, concrete pavers are usually much cheaper than ones made from brick. Concrete pavers also come in many more options, making it easy to create a pathway or patio that perfectly matches the look of your home.
Concrete pavers are much easier to cut than brick, making them easier to install. This makes concrete pavers a popular choice for those wanting a simple home DIY project; however, if you want the best-looking pathway in town, it’s always best to work with professionals.
All this said, it’s important to go with the pavers you like best. That’s why it’s good to find a dealer with a huge variety of paver options.
Choosing the right pavers
Since there’s such a huge variety of pavers available, choosing the right ones can be difficult. Popular options for pavers include Dublin Cobble, Holland Stone, Bergerac and Urbana Stone.
If you’re looking for something to go around the fire pit, consider a more natural-looking option, like Subterra Stone. Those going for that modern look might consider a toned-down type of paver, like Lafitt Patio Slab.
Just make sure to only purchase your pavers from a reputable dealer. You don’t want to invest in pavers that will fade within a year or so. A reputable dealer can even offer advice on preserving the color of your concrete pavers.
Let us install your new patio or pathway
At MSE Hardscape Design and Installation, we offer top-quality pavers at fair prices. We’ll help you decide on the best pavers for your project and install them at your property in no time. Contact us today for an estimate on your paver needs.