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Connor's Guide to Concrete Welcome to my new blog! My name is Connor and this my concrete blog. Concrete may seem like a pretty boring subject. But it is only boring if you do not understand the incredible possibilities. When the interior designer I was working with suggested that I install some concrete inside my home I thought he was crazy. I thought concrete was only used for the floor of your garage, your carport or for a patio area. However, when I saw the possibilities that polished concrete offered me in terms of looks and functionality, I was sold! I hope you like my blog.



Reasons for Spreading Concrete Pavers Around Your Yard

By paving a portion of your backyard, you can transform plain grass into a new living space. However, knowing which flooring to select can be challenging. Consider the following benefits of concrete pavers to help you make a decision.

Design Alternatives

Concrete pavers are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, including squares, rectangles and diamonds. Additionally, these pavers can be treated to exhibit a variety of colours, from dusky orange to slate blue. Thus, you can create beautiful paving in a wide range of styles. For instance, install a herringbone pattern using zigzag lines. Alternatively, an ashlar design mixes different-sized square and rectangular pavers. You might want to also blend colours. For instance, cover the courtyard's central area with tan pieces and surround it with a row of charcoal or blue pavers.


Because concrete pavers consist of individual units rather than a continuous slab, they add to the convenience of the patio. Interlocking pavers join together similarly to a jigsaw puzzle and rest on top of a crushed stone and sand base. As a result, they're not locked in rigid mortar. This allows you to remove individual pavers and replace them. You might want to do this if a paver becomes damaged or discoloured, for example. This mobility also enables access to any wiring or plumbing beneath the ground that may require updating.

Long-lasting and Low-maintenance

Unlike wood decking, concrete pavers are resistant to rot and don't attract millions of termites. All this paving will need is a wash with a garden hose if required. Ensure that you follow any instructions for sealing or protecting the pavers.

Natural Drainage

Pavers provide natural drainage due to the way in which they're installed. Rain easily falls between the pavers and flows into the crushed stone base below. Thus, pavers don't typically develop rain puddles. Pooled water can cause surface degradation and provide a sliding hazard.

Can Be Repurposed

If you wish to alter the shape of your patio or relocate it to another area of your yard, you can simply remove the pavers and reinstall them in the new location. In this way, they're quite versatile. You could even simply modify the border in the future and leave the central portion alone. Concrete pavers can also be re-used as garden bed edging. Thus, pavers provide freedom in garden design. You could even use the pavers for a driveway or paths if you altered the patio. To learn more, contact a paver supplier.