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Brick pavers can be an aesthetically pleasing option for those that are needing to pave an area but want to avoid the use of concrete or asphalt. While brick pavers can be a durable and cost-effective solution for paving driveways, walkways, and patios, homeowners may not understand the different types of factors that will go into using these pavers for their property.
Create A Pattern For The Pavers
A key advantage of using brick pavers over solid surface paving options is that you can create a pattern. This pattern is made by choosing bricks that are different shades and colors. This design does not have to be overly complicated to create a beautiful aesthetic. Additionally, it may not substantially increase the costs of the paving project as many brick paver contractors can offer a variety of basic patterns and designs at little to no extra cost. However, if you are wanting a custom pattern made, this may be more expensive as you will need to have it professionally designed, but it can be an excellent way of making your property unique.
Utilize Edging For The Brick Pavers
Homeowners may assume that the pavers will start to pull apart from each other fairly soon after being installed. However, this is not the case as long as an edging material is used. The edging can help to hold the pavers in place so that they will not shift position over time. If you are worried about the edging ruining the appearance that you are wanting for the brick pavers, the majority of the edging will be below the surface of the soil, which can limit its visibility. However, it can also be possible to choose an edging material that matches the rest of the brick pattern so that it can be almost indistinguishable.
Manage Erosion And Drainage Near The Pavers
Another way that you can limit the risk of the brick pavers shifting positions is to ensure that steps are taken to minimize erosion and drainage problems. Otherwise, the soil could start to wash away from under the brick pavers, and this can lead to the bricks rapidly shifting position. The use of gutters is a common technique for minimizing these problems. In addition to installing gutters to help improve drainage, you can apply a protective sealant to the surface of the pavers that will help to keep water from seeping under the pavers where it can cause soil erosion to occur.