1. Olivia Jones
    August 31, 2018 @ 5:51 am

    I like that you mentioned how pavers are designed to be flexible with the surface. I didn’t know that they are made that way so they can move with the land as the temperature changes. My sister is planning to get pavers for her patio. I’ll be sure to recommend that they buy concrete pavers because it is easier to install.


  2. Kayla
    January 16, 2018 @ 2:15 am

    I didn’t know that pavers are installed so they can move with the earth as the temperature changes. The pavement in our house has a lot of cracks already. My dad suggested having contractors to install new pavers and shared this article with us.


    • Leave Your Mark!
      January 16, 2018 @ 3:49 pm

      Hi Kayla~

      Think of the ground as you would when you are putting a sheet on a bed. You stand and flick it onto the bed and it naturally floats over the mattress. But, while it does this, it has a natural wave, much like waves in the ocean that occur before it levels out. Your sheet is like pavers that ride the air current and flex as it lays flat. Now try to do this with a piece of plywood instead of a sheet. Much like concrete, the plywood is rigid and can’t “ride” the air currents and it puts a lot of stress on the board.

      You don’t ever want to put a sheet of plywood on your bed, just like one shouldn’t want to put pavers over concrete.

      Good luck with your project!


  3. Elsa Anderson
    October 28, 2017 @ 4:42 am

    I like how you mentioned that it’s important to keep track of the drainage and where the water is to be swept since they can freeze. I’d be sure to remember your tips and think carefully whether I should get a concrete or a paver. I might try asking some contractors before making a decision. Thanks! Our house should be able to last for a bit more without the need of renovations or repairs at the moment.


    • Leave Your Mark!
      November 27, 2017 @ 11:13 pm

      Hey, Thanks Elsa for the reply!

      You are correct that you should always get the opinion of a licensed, bonded contractor when determining what your final projects needs are.

      Good luck with your project!


  4. Jeremy Thompson
    October 26, 2017 @ 5:02 am

    Thanks for the interesting read about the difference between pavers and concrete! It’s interesting to learn that since pavers are individually installed it can make complete repairs with as little disturbance possible. I’d be sure to keep your article in mind and have a consultation with a professional landscaper for more ideas. As of now, I think pavers would definitely suit my family’s need in our new home.


  5. Swim Wear
    October 8, 2016 @ 1:02 pm

    Great post. I will be facing many of these issues as well..


    • Leave Your Mark!
      October 8, 2016 @ 4:23 pm

      Thanks Swim!

      We have quite a number of clients that feel the easy way to install pavers is to just place them over the concrete.

      While on certain rare occasions, this could possibly work, the best way we have experienced is as the article states, start with a solid foundation that the pavers can work well with.

      Here’s hoping you project goes smoothly!


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