5 Reasons to Choose Concrete Pavers for Your Home Project

Not only are pavers aesthetically pleasing and boost curb appeal, but they also help protect the environment and allow water to filter through the pavement. Here are five reasons to choose concrete pavers.


May 9, 2022

Five reasons to choose concrete pavers over other options:

  • Attractiveness – Many homeowners consider pavers much more attractive than asphalt and poured concrete. Concrete pavers come in a vast array of colors, shapes, sizes and textures. Concrete paver colors include beige, coral, variegated or darker blends, as well as blends with flashed tones to harmonize with a home’s exterior cladding. They can easily be put into patterns that complement homes' architectural styles because of the wide variety of styles available. 

  • Durability – Concrete pavers should maintain their beauty and strength for several years when installed properly. Other pavements, such as asphalt or poured concrete, typically experience shorter lives. 

  • Maintenance – Concrete pavers are easier to maintain and last longer without needing to be repaired or replaced. In fact, factory-made pavers last for decades and need practically no maintenance when installed to ICPI guidelines. If a concrete paver becomes stained or broken, it can be easily replaced individually without patches. Additionally, pavers work well in freeze-thaw environments since they are easy to plow and snow melts faster to reduce ice hazards. 

  • Cost – Concrete pavers cost substantially less than natural stone and provide an equally attractive appearance. When factoring in maintenance costs and project durability, concrete pavers are also extremely affordable compared to other outdoor surface choices, such as poured concrete. 

  • Safety – Concrete pavers provide a safe, slip-resistant surface for pedestrian, vehicular and pool projects.

Not only are pavers aesthetically pleasing and boost curb appeal, but they also help protect the environment. Concrete pavers allow water to filter through the pavement and back into the ground through an open-graded base or crushed stone layers with no small or fine particles. Pavers help reduce stormwater runoff and infiltrate it back into the soil and reduce pollutants.

To learn more about why to choose concrete pavers for your next project, watch the video at the top of this page.

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The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), founded in 1993, is the trade association representing the segmental concrete pavement industry in the United States and Canada. ICPI is considered by peer associations around the world as the leader in development and dissemination of technical information for design professionals and contractors. ICPI engages in a broad range of technical, marketing, educational, government relations and communications activities.

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