Are you leaning towards a new paver patio instead of a deck? That’s great! And we understand that the number of options out there for you to choose from are limitless. But we urge you to seriously consider our new line of Cambridge Pavingstones. Here’s why: They can be installed over existing pavement. Whether your current foundation is asphalt or concrete, our pavers can be easily laid right on top. This simple process will actually save you money because there’s no need to worry about the removal and/or disposal of your existing pavement. Our pavers are better than asphalt and poured concrete. In the Midwest, we tend to receive our fair share of bad weather. Luckily, Cambridge Pavers can handle everything from snow and ice to excessive rain without the need for sealers and other frequent maintenance processes. Colors won’t fade. Despite scorching temperatures in the summer, along with increased foot traffic, Cambridge Pavingstones do an excellent job of maintaining their original pigments, much more so than other paver brands. Slips and falls are no worry. Many homeowners are concerned about the safety of pavers when weather conditions are wet outside. But our pavers have met and even exceeded the standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act. They are durable and slip-resistant for sure.
Stone veneer is used as a protective and decorative covering for exterior or interior horizontal walls and surfaces. The veneer is typically 1 inch thick and must weigh less than 15 lbs per square foot (73 kg/m²) so that no additional structural supports will be required. Manufactured stone veneer is a decorative building material manufactured to replicate the look of natural stone. The names artificial stones, stacked stone veneer, manufactured stone, and flexible stone veneer are also used for stone veneer. Stone veneer can me made from natural stone as well as manufactured stone. Natural stone veneer is made from real stone that is either collected i.e. fieldstone, or from quarried stone. The stone is cut to a consistent thickness and weight for use as a veneer. This stone is often called thin stone veneer. Stone veneer is fabricated by pouring a lightweight concrete mix to rubber forms of different style and then painted with a coloring process which makes it resemble real stone. The stone veneer produced is then attached to walls with special mortars. Flexible stone veneer is fabricated by pulling a thin layer of stone from a slab of slate, sandstone, or mica schist. It is backed by a composite material. The advantages of manufactured stone veneer over natural stone are: cost (cost of material, cost of application, waste cost) weight (ease and cost of application) variety of designs and colors Manufactured veneer is cheaper than natural stone, approximately 1/3 to 1/2 the cost of natural stone. Its light weight eliminates the need for wall ties or footings and make it easier and cheaper to build. Furthermore, manufactured stone veneer has a significantly smaller waste factor than natural stone. The variety of designs and colors makes available options which would not be available with natural stone, since natural stone is used in the general area around the locality which it is extracted.
Concrete pavers have come a long way in the landscape industry, today we see so many choices in color and textures. Color is a powerful decorating tool. Pavers can soften and give a warmth to outdoor living area. We always consider the amount sun or shade in a design. Will the area look larger or smaller ? With the right combination of pavers tumbled or not any landscape can become a thing of dreams.
The use of concrete pavers in both residential and commercial projects is definitely increasing. In fact, its use is rapidly growing. Aside from European countries, where the use of pavers is popular, Vermont and other US states is also taking the lead. Most homeowners prefer to use paver’s particularly concrete pavers because of its numerous benefits. Why Choose Concrete Pavers
Pavers are often marketed as the more durable and elegant material for the hardscape compared to concrete slabs, gravel, and other cheaper alternatives. Concrete pavers are laid down like puzzle pieces. Thus, they are sometimes referred to as interlocking pavers. But, these pavers are unlike the natural stones, bricks or flagstones because they are made out of concrete. Yes, the same grey and dull concrete is used to make colorful and interesting pavers.
Since they are made out of concrete, these pavers are cheaper compared to the stones that have to be quarried from other parts of the country. Quarrying will never be necessary just to bring the elegance of flagstones to your home because concrete can be shaped into any stone of your choice. Concrete pavers can also be colored and textured to your desire. Imagine the design possibility- it’s endless. Finally, your driveways, walkways, patios, and other areas in your home or landscape can be covered with your preferred interlocking concrete paver’s designs.
Besides the design, interlocking pavers are strong enough to resist cracking even when driven over by heavy vehicles. Their durability is partly due to their adjustable thickness and partly due to the spaces between them, which moves when necessary. These spaces also permit easy repair and replacement when one piece got broken, thus making maintenance easier than the concrete slab.