Here at Greenville Pavers, we want to help you create the perfect walkway, driveway, or patio for your home. To do that, one of the first and most important things to figure out is what type of pavers are right for the project. There are many options to choose from, and some options are better suited to certain conditions and applications than others. To help you decide which pavers are right for your needs, in this article our team will be going over a few things to keep in mind during your selection process.
- Local Climate- Your local temperature and weather patterns will have a big impact on how your pavers hold up over time, so it’s important to select a material that will perform well in your climate. For example, clay brick is a relatively porous substance that may break down more quickly in areas with a lot of heat or rain, while concrete is likely to hold up better in harsher conditions. Our team at Greenville Pavers can help you pick out the best options for the local South Carolina climate, or recommend seals and other methods to extend the life of options that aren’t as well-suited.
- Exposure– Another thing to consider when choosing pavers is how exposed to the elements they will be in their final placement. If you want pavers for a covered patio, you don’t have to worry as much about choosing the sturdiest possible material, as they will be sheltered from the sun and rain. On the other hand, if your pavers are for a walkway or unshaded area, you probably want to pick a hardier option.
- Visual Interest– In addition to practical concerns, you also need to think about how you want your pavers to look, both by themselves and as part of your whole landscape. Do you want something colorful and bold to make a big statement? Or do you want something more understated and traditional to blend in with the rest of your yard? Our team at Greenville Pavers can offer suggestions on the best options to achieve the look that you’re going for.