W.Y.N.T.K. About Popular Types of Pavers

When it comes to hardscaping, functionality has always been their biggest draw. Driveways as a place to park your vehicles, walkways to enable travel across the property, and retaining walls to direct water traffic. However, in recent years the creative freedom associated with the installation of a hardscape has increased tenfold. Now, the accessibility of varied rocks and stones gives you the choice of color, shape, and even size. One of the most popular types of stones is pavers, which are pre-cut flat slabs that can be joined together to form a larger surface. They are commonly used for patios and walkways, which can be a great addition to your landscape. Here are popular types of pavers and what you need to know. Here is what you need to know about popular types of pavers.

Belgard Pavers

Rather than just a type of paver like others on this list, Belgard is actually a paver brand and one of the oldest and most reliable at that. With their wide range of product offerings, they can help you create that classy feel, or even something more modern. They are known for being extremely durable and sturdy, often used for load-bearing hardscapes like driveways. When you purchase directly from them, or your landscaper does, they actually guarantee your stone for life.

Travertine Pavers

This type of paver is defined by the stone it is made of. Travertine is a form of limestone found near springs, known for its unique appearance. It is very irregular in shape and possesses small holes all throughout. Because this is a natural stone paver, it is extremely durable which is one of the number one qualities you need in a paver. Rather than the bland squares you are used to, Travertine makes for a creative and unique look.

walkway made with pavers

Permeable Pavers

The quality of being permeable is one that is shared by many different brands and types of pavers. It is a nice one to have, as this means excess water is able to flow through it, or between the gaps that it creates. Standing water is one of the primary causes of damage to hardscapes, so it is good to have a drainage solution integrated into your paver installation. There also must be an aggregate installed underneath, vital to the permeability.

Natural Stone Pavers

While there are types of pavers that do not fall into the category of natural stone such as brick and concrete, they can often be boring. There is nothing wrong with them if you want a sleek feel with little show, but natural stone pavers bring an element of creativity into your landscape due to their uniqueness and irregularity in shape. We already discussed one variety of limestone, but there are infinite choices when it comes to types of natural stone. Find one that best suits your needs, and use it! They will always be durable and last forever, just like they do in nature.

finished walkway made with pavers

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