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Five reasons people in Idaho prefer pavers for driveways and patios

January 6, 2018

 

The use of concrete pavers is growing rapidly on both commercial and residential construction projects in Idaho and here’s why:

 

They are fully customizable.

Pavers allow homeowners and contractors unlimited design options. They can choose from a vast selection of sizes, shapes and colors to create a unique driveway or patio that complements their house and landscape, which ultimately adds value to the property.

 

Perfect for the Idaho climate

Pavers move independently, unlike poured concrete or asphalt, which can crack from ice heaves or ­invading tree roots. Pavers can survive freezing conditions without splitting or crumbling which is ideal for our cold Idaho winters.

 

Easy to maintain

Pavers are easy to maintain if damaged unlike poured concrete. Simply pull up the affected paver(s) and make the fix. They can also be picked up to allow for a utility line or pipe to be repaired, and then placed back down and no one would ever know the difference.

 

Environmentally friendly

Interlocking concrete pavers bring much-needed permeability back into our urban areas. The gaps between the pavers allow surface water to soak back into the ground. This assists in reducing surface water management issues and helps to reduce pollution in our rivers and streams. Pavers are also reusable and recyclable.

 

Able to take loads

The average compressive strength of a paver is 8,000 psi or greater. Pavers interlock horizontally, vertically and rotationally with each other which creates a far stronger surface than poured concrete. 

 

The benefits pavers provide in terms of strength, maintenance, and environmental are all worth the up front investment.

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