If you’ve just moved into your home or you want to make some renovations to your current home, you may want to consider interlocking pavers for your outdoor beautification projects. Interlocking pavers can give your home’s exterior customized style. The pavers also help to make your yard safer, since they can create a clear walkway to outdoor seating or pools. The walkway can also lead to your back or front door, and the pavers can make it easier to get in and out of your home without slipping on grass or turf—this is especially important when you’re walking around your home at night.
Interlocking pavers are also the best choice for your walkway because the pavers are so durable. The pavers will last for decades, despite rain, snow and the pressure of heavy vehicles. There’s a good chance that the interlocking pavers will last for the entire time you spend in your home, which makes one less home improvement project you’ll have to worry about. These pavers don’t require much maintenance at all. They don’t stain from oil or gas, so you won’t have to deep clean the pavers. This saves you a considerable amount of money as well, and keeps your home’s exterior looking its best.
You don’t need expansion joints for interlocking pavers, but you will need a tamping tool to compact the sand base for the pavers. Instead of using mortar, you’ll need sand that is packed together to create a bed for the pavers. The pavers connect like pieces of a puzzle and are held together by the pressure of the sand. Since the project doesn’t require mortar, you can start using the interlocking pavers as soon as you’ve installed them. If you decide that you want a new color, style or design later, you can take the pavers up from the walkway space, reinstall the new pavers and use the pavers immediately once again.
Several homeowners also prefer interlocking pavers because they are so safe and reliable. The surface of the pavers are slip-resistance and are so durable they won’t make your vehicle skid, even in rainy and snowy weather. The pavers help to keep you safe from slipping ad falling when you’re walking toward your car or another place in your yard. Traditional concrete can sometime crack because of impact or very cold weather. You won’t have this problem with interlocking pavers. If you live in an area where there are intense freeze and unfreeze cycles, interlocking pavers are a great choice.
Interlocking pavers are also cool to the touch, so you can walk on them barefoot during the warmer months of the year. This appealing feature definitely comes in handy if you’re having a pool party or want to walk freely in your garden space during spring and summer.
When you’re ready to start your interlocking paver process and you’ve never done this type of project before, you can get in touch with a contractor who can help. When you visit a home improvement store or get referrals from a contractor, you’ll find that there are several types of pavers you can select depending on your design style.