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concrete walkway vs paver walkway

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by ccas, May 20, 2007.

  1. ccas

    ccas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    Pro's vs. Con's Price is mainly what I'm looking at
  2. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,929

    If price is your main concern -- go with concrete. If longevity, aesthetics, durability and overall quality is what you are looking for----go with pavers.

  3. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Messages: 1,209

    concrete is boring and will crack. Paver are not boring and don't crack.
  4. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    No comparison between concrete and pavers. The only issues are what you like and what you can afford.

    Pavers installed correctly are much more pleasing and attractive than plain concrete. Stamped or colored concrete will get close to the price of pavers and will crack as has been stated. Hopefully it cracks in the "expansion joints" and you don't notice it, but it will crack. Pavers have style, multiple colors, patterns and a timeless look. Concrete is boring when installed and will become less attractive as time goes on. A quality paver installation will add value to a home, where concrete is just a given.

    Pavers can simply be repaired if damaged, stained or a need for removal and construction, try that with concrete slabs.

  5. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,174

    Amen! Esspecially in colder climate.Leave concrete to roads and runways.

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