Paver Fire Pit

A built in Paver Fire Pit

More Fire Pits

Paver Stair Case

Pavers and timbers can be used in combination to create durable and elegant staircases

More Steps

Front Walkway

Pavers add a touch of class to the front of any home

Elegant Walkways

Pavers Can be used to create flowing pathways and divide a yard into usable spaces

A gravel Fire Pit

Sometimes, just using gravel can create a simple and functional entertaining area.

Built in Bench

A Circular Paver Patio

Circle patterns can be used to Jazz up a Paver Patio Design

Bavaria Paver Fire Pit and Patio

A large Entertaining area

Patio Construction

Pictures of Patio In Construction

LakeSide Construction

Paving Stone FAQ’s

Q. How do concrete paving stones compare to laying brick?

A. Interlocking concrete paving stones represent a system wherein each paver is set in sand. This makes the system somewhat flexible so will not crack when the earth shifts nor with the changes in temperature. Bricks usually are set in mortar and so are not flexible.

Q. What costs more…brick or concrete pavers?

A. Brick is almost always more expensive than concrete paving stones and sometimes twice the cost.

Q. How long do I have to wait after my paving stone driveway is installed before I can drive my car on it?

A. You do not have to wait at all. You can use your paving stone driveway right away.

 

A Bit of History

The use of paving stones has existed almost as long as civilization itself. The Romans built roads with them that are still there. But it was not until the mid 1940s that the modern concrete pavers began to be produced. It started in Holland where all the roads are made to be flexible because Holland is below sea level and the ground shifts, moves and sinks. Poured concrete is not an option because it will crack. Individual units placed in sand perform far better than concrete. The first concrete pavers were shaped just like a brick, and measured 4” by 8”. They were called Holland Stones and still are today. These units turned out to be far more economical to produce and were exceedingly strong.

The Modern Paver

The modern-day paver has become increasingly popular over the past thirty years, as designers as well as consumers have come to appreciate their many advantages:

  • They do not crack like poured-in-place concrete, nor do they require unsightly expansion joints.
  • Pavers withstand a minimum of 8,000 pounds per square inch — far stronger than poured concrete.
  • They will not crumble like asphalt, and when installed properly are basically maintenance free.
  • They come in a large range of shapes, colors, and patterns.
  • Pavers are available in pervious (low-runoff) varieties for a reduced environmental impact.

Pavers have come to be used in a wide variety of applications, from driveways and landscapes to retaining walls and shipping ports. For a superior surface it is impossible to surpass the strength, aesthetic appeal, durability, versatility and ease of installation of interlocking concrete pavers.