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Pavers vs. Concrete: Which is Best For Your Patio?

Considering the investment into a backyard patio but unsure of which material type to choose? Read on to discover the pros and cons of the two most popular types of patios, pavers and concrete.

Advantages of Pavers

There are several advantages to using pavers to construct your patio. Pavers are good at withstanding temperature changes, and they rarely crack. They have a long lifespan, and the space in between the stones can help with water drainage.

Pavers also bring a more sophisticated appearance than concrete, leading to better curb appeal. They come in many styles and patterns so a structure built from pavers can be 100% unique and.

Disadvantages of Pavers

Pavers cost more up-front than concrete, and they require a more extensive installation process. Depending on the size of the patio, it may take the paver patio contractor several days to complete the project.

Upkeep for a paver patio can be more demanding than for a concrete patio as weeds can grow in the joints if the space is not looked after.

Advantages of Concrete

Concrete is a strong and durable option for your patio. A concrete patio usually costs less because concrete is cheaper than pavers, and the installation isn’t as labor intensive.

Disadvantages of Concrete

Concrete can crack from ground movement or extreme temperature changes which happens yearly in Michigan with freeze/thaw cycles. Concrete also takes several days to cure, meaning no use until that period is complete.

So Which is the Better Option?

Pavers and concrete offer so many advantages but if you prefer a simple, straightforward and budget-friendly option, traditional concrete may be the way to go. But if you are interested in a patio that features a custom design, unique installation pattern and countless color options – pavers will be your best bet.

If you’re located in the northwest Arkansas and are ready to transform your backyard into a work of art with a new patio, contact the hardscape experts at Gachuzo Dirt Works today.

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