A front walkway can add a lot to the appearance of your home. Not only does it create a safe path for foot traffic, but it gives you the opportunity to include a unique "decoration" to your property. A walkway can also connect gardens, patios, and outbuildings. They can be made from different types of materials such as stone, wood chips, brick pavers, concrete, stone screenings, wood, and gravel. Basically, a walkway can be made from any material that can provide a firm footing. Paver patterns are endless, you can even create your own unique pattern. Pavers are available in lots of shapes, sizes, and colors.
Adding concrete pavers can enhance brick or stone’s beauty. Pavers are available in different colors and materials. They are also easy to install and remove. Aside from patios, pavers can be used as borders along sidewalks, driveways, decks of pools, and fountains. Brick is the most popular kind of paver. They are used to improve the look of sidewalks and driveways. Cleaning pavers is very easy to do. All you need is a scrub brush, and some soap and water. Brick pavers come in different designs - fan-shaped, w-shaped, x-shaped, rectangular and keyhole designs. The most common pavers are rectangular brick pavers. Colors range from buff, brown, red or green.
Concrete pavers are the best materials for making flagstone, brick and concrete walkways or patios. Concrete pavers are also best for properties in cold climates (like Maine). They are known to withstand extreme temperatures. Concrete pavers also come in different shades and designs. Paver shades are ochre, pink, bisque, white or sand. Designs include keyhole, y-shape, pentagon, hexagon and fan designs.
Pavers can be made of sandstone, bluestone, granite, and limestone. These types are expensive because of their quality. They are very durable and can last up to several decades. These types of pavers are usually used for patios and sidewalks, and around pools and fountains. There are a lot of geometric designs to choose from, the most popular being hexagonal, rectangular, octagonal or square styles.
Turf pavers are eco-friendly pavers used to reduce soil erosion. This type of paver is a great alternative to 100% concrete pavements. Turf pavers are installed using a grid system with a concrete or recycled plastic foundation. These hollow pavers are being added with gravel and topsoil inside, encouraging the growth of grass over the structure. The pavement made of turf or grass makes it incredibly strong.
Don't be afraid to get creative with the outside of your new home! Increase your curb appeal and add value to your property. You PATCO design/build team can provide you with with a wealth of information - including the very latest in innovative, labor saving materials - for porches, patios and walkways.