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Pavers vs. Concrete: Which Is Best for Your Patio?

Adding a new patio to your property can provide an excellent place to spend time with friends and family and increase your home’s value. These additions benefit many homeowners and are relatively easy to plan and install. However, it can be challenging to determine which material to choose for your patio.

This article will compare paver patios against concrete to help you decide which is best for your patio, walkway or driveway.

Pros of Installing Concrete

Concrete is a commonly used material for patios on residential and commercial properties alike. This material makes creating a flat surface on your property easy, as contractors can easily smooth it before it dries. Concrete is also highly cost-effective, as it is significantly cheaper than pavers, natural stone and other hardscape material options.

Concrete Cons

There are downsides to consider regarding concrete as a patio option. Firstly, although concrete is durable, it is prone to cracking and chipping over time, which can detract from your yard’s aesthetic appeal. Additionally, concrete allows for less customization than concrete pavers, often creating a fairly simplistic visual effect.

Pros to Using Pavers

With pavers, homeowners can add a visually impressive and comfortable seating area to their homes. The first advantage to pavers is the vast amount of choices for paver type, size and color from all the major brands. Beyond the paver appearance is the actual pattern they are laid  – whether it be the herring bone, randomized and more. This gives a 100% customized paver space for every project and is the ideal option for the homeowner that wants something truly unique.

Cons of Pavers

Both concrete pavers and natural stone options are available, allowing homeowners to create their ideal design. However, paver patios are typically more expensive than concrete patios, which is a significant concern for some homeowners. Additionally, these patios require more extensive planning, as homeowners must select the colors and patterns they want and the size and design.

How to Pick One

Ultimately, the answer to the best patio material depends on your priorities and preferences. While concrete provides a durable and affordable option for homeowners seeking a chic gathering area, paver patios also offer compelling benefits. If you’re interested in improving your backyard or installing a new patio in the north Atlanta metro, Proscapes & Tree can help you take those dreams and turn them into reality.

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