Difference Between Concrete Pavers and Solid Concrete

//Difference Between Concrete Pavers and Solid Concrete

Thinking of updating the look of your patio or courtyard? Perhaps you’ve been looking into several material options for renovating your space, the most popular of which would be concrete. Concrete can be used in two ways: as solid concrete or as concrete pavers. We find that concrete pavers are a more attractive option, especially if you want the look of your space to stand out.

There are various styles, shapes and sizes you can choose for your concrete pavers. Whatever architectural design your home has, there will be suitable concrete pavers that fit into its aesthetic perfectly. It’s all a matter of customisation, and the design combinations are endless!

Here are more reasons why you should choose concrete pavers over solid concrete when renovating your home. 

Stronger and more durable 

Concrete is strong and resistant to impact, but concrete pavers are even more so. On average, concrete pavers can support up to 8,000 PSI whilst solid concrete can withstand up to 2,500 PSI. This discrepancy is due to how concrete pavers are manufactured and installed. They are crafted under tight dimensional tolerances, and their interlocking units make them far more resistant to cracking. In addition, when concrete pavers are installed on a rigid base and affixed with tile adhesive, this produces the best results for preventing movement and cracking within the paving layout.

Easier to maintain and repair

When concrete pavers get damaged, repairing them can be done simply by removing the affected pavers and replacing them with new ones. This can be completed very quickly and the area will look as good as new.

In contrast, when solid concrete cracks, you will likely need to redo the entire area, depending on how severe the damage is. Otherwise, you will have to contend with an unseemly patch on the ground. 

Appealing and adds value to the home

Concrete pavers bring your space a new, unique look that adds value to your home. Installing them adds a significant value to your investment as opposed to pouring solid concrete. There are many options for customisation that you can play with, helping to put that personal touch to your home’s overall look.

Want your home to benefit from high-quality concrete pavers?

SVC is a trusted supplier of high-quality concrete pavers in Melbourne, as well as custom precast concrete solutions for commercial and industrial developments. Our concrete pavers demonstrate beauty, strength and durability, displaying a classic elegance that will last stand the test of time.

For enquiries and more information, don’t hesitate to reach out to us by calling 1300 287 782. We’ll be happy to discuss how we can help you out.  


April 14th, 2020|
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