More and more, you might see your neighbors in Orlando add to their landscape design by including pavers. Whether they have a walkway from their front yard to their backyard or have a full driveway or patio, pavers have been growing more popular as an alternative to poured concrete. A typical paver project takes about 2-3 days to install, and it can greatly increase equity and value in your home and make it more attractive to neighbors (and prospective buyers if you're looking to sell your home).
Hardscapes have seen increased popularity as more people are opting to expand their living space outdoors. In Central Florida, an outdoor living space can be especially popular because of the great weather we have throughout most of the year. The variety of colors, textures, and designs that can be done with pavers allows for mixing and matching to create your unique outdoor living space.
Aside from creating the floor for the area, pavers can also be used to create seat walls, columns, fire pits, and retaining walls. Any one of these can add a dramatic effect to the hardscape, and they can be matched to the pavers you select for the surface area. All of these are bonus items, but they make a huge visual impact if you're wanting something more than just an ordinary deck, walkway, or driveway.
Another great aspect about pavers is that they can be easier to maintain. One example is your pavers can be adjusted to the your existing or new landscape design. If you have a tree growing near your space and some of your pavers are displaced, it's an easy fix. The pavers are simply lifted, the roots are trimmed back, the base material gets re-leveled, and the pavers are re-installed. Poured concrete doesn't have such flexibility. Also, permeable paver designs are available to allow better water drainage. This is a huge advantage if your property experiences standing water from heavy rains.
2015 is sure to see more paver installation projects than previous years. At the end of the process, you have a durable and attractive addition to your home. Creating a walkway, patio, driveway, or any other outdoor living space with pavers is a great way to add a new look and increase value to your home. Call Ground Source today to discuss how we can take your current patio, driveway, or open area and give it a brand new design that your family and friends can enjoy for years to come.