Pavers are paving stones, tile, brick or brick-like pieces of concrete commonly used as exterior flooring. In a factory, concrete pavers are made by pouring a mixture of concrete and some type of coloring agent into a mold of some shape and allowing to set. Pavers typically come in one of four materials:

  • Clay
  • Stone
  • Brick
  • Concrete

How are they used in landscape design?

Pavers can be used in many different ways, however, the most common use for them is in driveways, pathways, and walkways.

 

Materials:

As we mentioned above, more often than not, pavers are made out of one of these materials:

  • Natural Stone
  • Clay
  • Brick
  • Concrete

 

Examples:

How Much Does it Cost to Install Pavers?

As with anything else- the cost can vary a bit based on materials, the condition of the are you need service if you get any additional services, etc.  Here is a good, general estimate of the cost to install any of these pavers. (click each image to enlarge)

 


You should expect to pay about

  • $1,30o.oo (ampx $9/sq ft) for 110sq ft using Clay
  • $1,500 (apx $12/sq ft) for 110 sq ft using brick
  • $1,700.00 (apx $14/sq ft) for 110 sq ft using natural stone

 

Designs

One of the best things about any type of paver is that they come in a lot of different colors, textures, shapes, and sizes! This means that the design possibilities are endless. Experts believe that this versatility is what has caused a sharp rise in demand for custom paver installations. The typical patterns that you will see with pavers are depicted in the image below:

These standard designs are functional, beautiful and far less expensive than their more artistic counterparts. With such a wide array of design options available, make sure you pick a contractor that can share your vision, and that will make sure you have all of the options available to you.

Check out these awe-inspiring paver design ideas, some of them done by us here at All County Landscape Hardscape

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