THE ADVANTAGES OF BRICK PAVING TEST
Brick pavers can be used in a variety of settings, including driveways, walkways, patios, pool areas, gazebos and greenhouses. The natural beauty of brick makes it an often-used choice for paving outdoor areas. In addition, brick is weather resistant and durable, easy to install and maintain, has a low cost of ownership and is environmentally friendly.
Although brick is more expensive than concrete, the cost of ownership for brick pavers is substantially lower. Repairing a brick sidewalk is 10 to 30 times less expensive than repairs to concrete.
Concrete may require three to five days after installation before the area can be used. However, with brick pavers, there is no need for a curing period, so the area can accommodate traffic immediately following installation.
Brick paving is more durable than poured concrete because the bricks can adapt to movement and changes in the soil and environment, which prevents the formation of cracks. Brick paving is also easy to maintain and can be cleaned with a scrub brush, soap and water. Brick paving can last more than 25 years while maintaining its color and experiencing minimal deterioration, and the website Paver Search states that there are streets in Boston paved with brick that are more than 200 years old.
SAFETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Brick pavers are slip-and-skid-resistant, which makes them a good choice for installation near swimming pools and other wet, high-traffic areas. Also, unlike concrete, brick pavers are environmentally friendly, allowing rainwater to permeate the soil. Brick pavers are also recyclable, and in the event of repair, only the damaged brick paver has to be replaced, compared to removing large sections of concrete and then mixing and pouring new concrete.