Stone pavers are gorgeous and they add a luxurious look to your yard and driveway. But they do much more than beautify things.

Stone pavers have long been known for their versatility of design. From Japanese-influenced simplicity to the exuberantly grand Rococo style of a classic Mediterranean estate, pavers can be used to achieve any look you want. But we’re not here to talk about how beautiful your home will look after a hardscaping project. This is about the hidden benefits — the practical reasons for installing stone pavers in your yard or driveway.

While the look of an upgraded property is enough to inspire any homeowner, we think these six other benefits will really set your mind on fire.

1. Stone Pavers are Stronger Than Concrete

Stone pavers are made of concrete but they are much stronger than a concrete driveway. The difference lies in the way a paver driveway is constructed. Around each paver, polymeric sand is used (if you’ve hired a good hardscaping company, that is). It’s more malleable and, when wet, becomes almost like rubber. That creates a strong bond that can also withstand the elements — like heavy rain.

2. Stone Pavers are Easier to Repair

Have you ever seen the mess that’s created when a concrete driveway needs repairs? Entire sections have to be ripped out just to fix a crack.

Not so with a paver driveway. When installed correctly, pavers are much easier to repair or replace. Since each paver is individually installed, each can be dealt with independently if it gets damaged. You simply have your hardscaper replace the damaged stone.

3. Stone Pavers are Better at Resisting Stains

Oil stains are a big problem for homeowners who have concrete driveways. There’s just no way to remove or even camouflage a stain like that! Pavers, on the other hand, can simply be flipped over to hide a stain — or replaced with no fuss at all.

4. Stone Pavers Provide Better Drainage

As a homeowner in the Raleigh-Durham area, you already know that drainage can be a problem. We certainly get our fair share of rain! Concrete walkways and driveways can suffer because of their continuous, flat surface that won’t let water seep in. Pavers allow rain to drain naturally because of all the jointed areas between the pavers.

5. Stone Pavers are Safer

Because they provide better drainage than concrete, pavers are also more slip-resistant. The rain drains away, leaving your walkway, patio, or driveway clear and dry faster than you can say “heavy downpour”.  

6. Your Paver Walkway Will Be Instantly Ready to Enjoy

It’s understandable if all these great benefits of stone pavers have you chomping at the bit to get started on your hardscaping project. That’s why you’ll be pleased to learn about this last perk: once installed, pavers are immediately ready to enjoy. That’s because, unlike concrete, pavers require no curing period. This means you won’t have to wait before enjoying your beautiful, brand-new yard or driveway.

If you’re ready to begin your hardscaping project, we’re here to help. From creative inspiration to helpful info about hardscaping in the Raleigh-Durham area, the team here at COVIS has you (and your yard) covered. Give us a call!

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