Today there is no shortage of unique and attractive outdoor flooring materials on the market. However, pavers continue to be a hot favorite with property owners that are looking for resilient, long-lasting, and cost-effective patio flooring options. If you are looking for customized, high-quality patio paving services, Rolling Hills Landscapes is the right company to call. We are committed to creating unique and stunning hardscapes that are great in every way.
We are one of the most sought after paver installers in the region and have a significant number of returning clients. This indicates the trust that they have in our abilities to provide high-quality services at pocket-friendly pricing. What sets us apart from any other operators in this industry is that we go the extra mile to ensure our clients get the kind of services they require.
The benefits of Pavers
In our opinion the best material that can be used for an outdoor project would be, properly installed pavers.
Pavers are typically cast with at least triple the strength of poured in place concrete. If would ever happen to be damage to pavers, the damaged paver(s) can simply be removed and replaced. The useful life is measured in decades for pavers opposed to only years for concrete.
Paver installation also fits our disposition well. Concrete is more of a ‘hurry up and wait’ situation while paver jobs are more ‘slow and steady’ approach. With pavers you have all the time you need to get them right. We recognize that the weather has much less impact on a paver installation project. Once the base is in, the rain has very little effect, whereas a pop-up rainstorm at the wrong time on a concrete project can ruin the entire job.
Pavers are truth tellers. If the base underneath them is not prepared properly settling will most likely occur. Concrete on the other hand has some bridging strength that can hide improper base installation for a while longer. But even concrete can’t fight gravity very long until it succumbs to what lies beneath.
Cracks are to be expected in poured in place concrete. There’s no avoiding it altogether. The industry tries to mitigate these with ‘control joints’. These are lines made with hand tools or saws that in essence cut a line in the top 1/2” or so of the concrete. These are places where the concrete contractor is hoping for the concrete to crack. This often leads to very unsightly lines running through the middle of the project.
Pavers on the other hand are miniature slabs that by the nature of their design do not need control joints. Everywhere a paver touches another paver becomes its own control joint. So, this virtually eliminates any possible cracking. In the unlikely event of a paver developing a crack, it can simply be extracted and replaced.
There is no remediation for poured in place concrete that has cracked. Any attempts to fix it will never cure the underlying problem and will be an eyesore at best.
- a knowledgeable opinion by John A. Linder, Passionate Paver Put’r Down’r
Experienced Paver Designers and Installers
Our team here at Rolling Hills Landscapes handles every aspect of installing pavers in outdoor spaces on residential and commercial properties. Not only do we provide detailed layouts and plans for various hardscaping features, but we also handle the installation to industry standards. If you have some pictures as a reference point and want us to use those as inspiration for your new paver patio, driveway or other outdoor areas, we're more than happy to help. However, if you need some design and planning guidance, our team of hardscape designers is here to ensure that your requirements are kept in view while planning the feature.
For any more information on our excellent paver installation and design solutions, feel free to contact Rolling Hills Landscapes on this number - 412-885-7049. Our team is here to help with a free consultation and free estimates. You can also send us your details through this Online Form and one of our experts will call you shortly.
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