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Are Pavers Worth The Money?

You can become overwhelmed by the countless options that you have if you intend to replace or add a walkway, patio or entrance to the outside living area. Some paving equipment is cheaper than others and some models are harder to maintain and more reliable. Concrete sheets and paving stones are the most widely used paving materials today. Depending on your needs, each choice will give a different advantage. While pavers and concrete seem simple enough, the decision as to which one to choose is not always cut and dry. 


Which is more expensive, pavers or concrete?

    Material selection is often a crucial factor in the project planning process, and even though you would feel easier to spend less money on concrete front because pavers have a significantly greater expense, the tradeoffs can not satisfy you with the results achieved. 


Here are the things you need to consider:

  • Price per Square Foot. Because of the development process, pavers are often more costly than concrete. While concrete is directly poured into an area and flattened by simple instruments, pavers are made by a complicated process according to the material type from which they are manufactured. Their size is similar and complex machine processing is required. Concrete costs between 3 and 5 dollars a square foot when written, while pavers are usually between 5 and 15 dollars a square foot. This price will be impacted by your area's cost of living.


  • Costs of Installation. Although the costs of living in your area would also impact the labor costs of professional patio, walkway or driveway construction, the job costs of installing concrete compared to paver construction are about the same. Professionals from both arenas would usually charge between $40 and $60 an hour, with master craftspeople costing considerably more.


  • Maintenance. Although concrete is typically cheaper than installation pavers, long-term maintenance for pavers are less required. Whilst a professionally installed flooring will last for a lifetime without having to be swept or washed for personal use only periodically, the concrete may have to be repaired, patched and maintained according to the type of concrete you select. Consequently, depending on the environment, concrete can be potentially costlier in time than pavers.


  • Aging. The way concrete ages versus pavers is one thing you can take into consideration when choosing between pavers or concrete. While the installation costs more money on pavers, you will never notice the aging of the installation if it is properly installed. On the other side, concrete is likely to crack over the years , causing unpretentious visually impaired defects. As the concrete shrinks, expands and contracts over time during the curing process, cracks occur naturally and scatter the ground.


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Are You Considering Interlocking Concrete Pavers for Your Pool, Patio or Driveway? 

At DPG Pavers and Design, we’ve been providing our customers with Interlocking Concrete Pavers for Pools, Patios and Driveways for over 30 years. DPG Pavers & Design, with locations in San Rafael, Walnut Creek, Oakley and San Ramon, California is the best curb-appeal and outdoor living space designer and installers in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Appearing on HGTV’s Curb Appeal and featured on Discovery Channel’s program Renovation Nation, our team of skilled designers and landscape engineers provide top-quality service and professionalism our customers love.  DPG Pavers and Design offers 2-D and 3-D conceptual home and landscape design plans that allow you to visualize your dream space and make that dream-concept a reality. Want to transform your front yard, back yard or driveway with pavers? Contact DPG Pavers and Design to schedule your free consultation today!

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