Introduction to Brick Pavers

About Brick Pavers

Overview

PaversBrick pavers are produced and manufactured from cement, fine aggregates, sand and water. The mixtures of these materials are poured in special moulds that are shaped and then they are fired in a kiln at very high temperatures. The production process is to produce similar earthy textures and natural appeal as to clay brick pavers. They are the more affordable paving alternate product then real natural clay pavers which makes them the next best option.

For those homeowners, consumers and landscape designers who opt for a traditional brick paved area, without having to invest and outlay high costs to purchase clay pavers, brick pavers are the ideal alternate paving material that still has the same natural appearance and natural charm to natural clay pavers.

Great Pavement Solution

Brick pavers are still one of the most popular paving products available on the market. They are the ideal product for residential, commercial and community pavement solutions that provides all aspects of their functional and decorative values. The versatility of brick pavers can be featured in any external flooring area of your choice. The flexibility in selecting the perfect pavement decor presentation can be achieved with the extensive range in paver colors, shapes and sizes with a wide range in many paver laying pattern possibilities.

Brick Paver Applications

There are no limits on where brick pavers can be featured on residential properties. The following are the more common areas where many home owners tend to utilize the functional and decorative attributes; they are as follows:

  • Sidewalks Brick Pavers
  • Walkways
  • Pathways
  • Driveways
  • Patios
  • Gazebos
  • Verandas
  • Courtyards
  • Pool Areas
  • Barbecue Areas
  • Entraining Areas

Sidewalks and Walkways

Sidewalks and walkways are a necessary directional route to enter or exit residential properties and other yard locations. Such applications are a good option to feature brick pavers as they can provide a safe foot traffic component as well as additional enhancement in the garden landscape presentation.

Driveways

Driveway PaversDriveways are another common external feature on residential properties for vehicle traffic and foot traffic access. The majority of older homes will have a concrete slab driveway, that probably looks unattractive, boring and dull. Whereas a brick paved driveway will complement the overall look of your home presentation that has classical and traditional charm. Driveways are a very high traffic area for vehicles and foot access. From time to time oil stains and other domestic contributions can not be avoided, its imperative that a sealant product is applied to brick pavers annually to protect the pavers and easily remove oil stains or other debris.

Pool Areas

Pool Surrounds Pool areas are also another external flooring application that brick pavers can be utilized for their functional and decorative values. The most important aspect of using brick pavers within the pool surrounds should be to provide the safety and security aspects due to wet area. Because brick pavers do not have the same natural abilities as being non slip like natural clay pavers, a sealant must be applied periodically to maintain the surface of being non slip and hazardous. The other important issues as to why sealant products are a must, is they protect the paver surface from salt and chlorinated pool water as they also maintain the paver color and not allow the color to fade.

Brick Paver Patterns

There are many wonderful possibilities in laying brick pavers from basic laying patterns to irregular laying patterns. Here are some of the more popular brick paver designs:

  • Running bond
  • Stretcher bond
  • Herringbone 45 degree
  • Herringbone 90 degree
  • Basket weave
  • Irregular
  • Circular

Each individual has their own laying pattern decorative ideas, you can select from basic patterns to more unusual laying patterns by selecting different shapes and different sizes for borders and at different intervals in the design. Certainly the easy way to lay brick pavers or install them would involve the classic and ubiquitous Running Bond pattern.