It is not unusual for homeowners to be confused about choosing the right paving material for their landscape. On the one hand, there are traditional choices like concrete and tarmacadam while on the other hand, you have options like gravel, stone and resin bound/bonded aggregate. Each of those materials has strengths of its own, thus making the choice tougher. However, there’s another paving material that is fast becoming the preferred landscaping choice for a lot of homeowners in the UK; block paving!
Block paving involves using individual paver blocks to create a hard-standing surface. Block pavers have been around for a long time. Romans have been known to use pavers to lay pathways and roads as early as 500 BC. The paver block in its modern avatar became quite popular in 1940s Holland. The following decades saw the material being widely adopted in Germany, most of Europe and the United States.
There are basically two types of paver blocks, one is made of concrete and the other is made of kiln-fired clay. There are pros and cons to both and you can choose one depending upon the purpose you are building the block paved surface for. That said, you cannot go wrong by choosing either one of the two types. For instance, concrete paver blocks offer exemplary durability, strength and resistance to various chemicals. This makes them suitable for a variety of hard landscaping projects. At the same time, clay pavers are recommended by paving experts for areas like the patio and garden because of the excellent water permeability they offer. Paving blocks, as such, are truly versatile and can be used for a wide variety of applications.
To know more about how block paving can be installed in your driveway, patio, garden, pathway or parking area, give us a call. Creative Paving offers an extensive range of paving services for properties located in and around the Essex region. Our other offerings include resin bound stone, imprinted concrete driveway and resin bound driveways.