Different types of pavers can be used for driveways and sidewalks and more. The pavers are very sturdy and do not crack as cement does when the earth moves or settles. If one happens to crack, it can be taken out and replaced. A bit of detergent with water that is brushed on pavers can be used to keep them clean. Pavers can be used for walkways, driveways, decorating, and more.
The different types of pavers used for driveways and sidewalks are made from different substances. Brick pavers are the most commonly used as they are low maintenance and environmentally friendly. They also are easy to clean with some detergent, water and a little brushing. Being skid resistant, they are often used in walkways and driveways.
Most of the shapes used include fan, x and w shaped, keyhole and parallelogram. Some are made like cobblestones, some are antiques, made from stone and some are recycled street pavers. They are available in natural tones including blends of green, browns, red and earthy buffs.
Concrete pavers are best for people living in extreme cold or hot temperatures, as they allow for some movement without cracking. They come in many varieties of colors that include stone, white, sand, yellow, brown and pinks. Some of the shapes available are hexagons, parallelogram, keyhole, x or y shapes, pentagons, and fans.
Stones such as limestone, sandstone, blue stone, and granite are mined from a quarry and made into pavers. They can be but are not always more expensive. The granite and limestone pavers are perfect for a pool decks because they are non-slip if left unpolished. The other stones make beautiful walkways or patios. They are available in shapes that include diamond, octagon, hexagon, oblong, rectangle and square.
Another great stone to use in a high traffic area as a driveway is flagstone. It is used in interior applications as well. Flagstone does not usually crack due freeze-thaw cycles and will not absorb the heat. It will last over thirty years without having any repairs. The shapes you can find it in, to name a few, are spectrum, squares, hexagon, diamond and rectangles.
Different types of pavers can be used for driveways and sidewalks to achieve a look that is desired. The clay brick pavers make for a very sturdy driveway and can be made into many patterns. The more common patterns made from a rectangular brick are herringbones, basket weave and stretcher bond.