We install a wide selection of natural and man-made materials from many manufacturers.
Pavers have dominated the market for the last two decades – and for many good reasons – but there are many materials well-worth consideration. Before you jump on the concrete paver bandwagon, call Stoneworx to discuss your new patio, walkway or wall. We build with many of these materials and can design our designers can help you decide on the best material for your style, needs and budget.
The key to all these product’s durability is the base preparation which you cannot see once completed. So don’t just rely on a pretty picture, to select your contractor, choose one who offers the certified installation that Stoneworx can provide.
Concrete Pavers – these products offer several great attributes. They are cost-effective, available in a wide variety of on-trend colors, styles and patterns, including permeable options, are easy to repair/replace, offer good traction and stay relatively cool.
Strong industry standards and training have helped to educate contractors on appropriate installation methods. They are backed by powerful manufacturers’ warranties and though they remain functional for many years, their color and texture may begin to diminish after 25 to 30 years of use and exposure.
While dry cast/cobble pavers are widely recognizable, wet-cast pavers, that mimic the subtle texture of stone, have recently come onto the market. These offer many of the same attributes, however they cannot be treated for snow and ice with salt and may generally lose their color and subtle texture sooner than dry cast. While often cost effective, some versions may actually cost more than the stone they are meant to mimic and so both materials should be evaluated.
Brick – Also offers affordability, durability, good traction, temperature and reparability but comes in a limited selection of colors and textures, mostly red, pink, orange, beige and brown.
Bluestone – A natural stone product cut from quarries, many located here in Pennsylvania. This labor-intensive production and limited supply leads to a higher material cost while the natural variation can increase installation time and overall greater cost than man-made materials. It is extremely durable, easy to repair/replace but it offers few options for color and pattern selection – mostly blue, brown and gray – and can get very hot in full sun.
Travertine (and other exotic stones) – Each offer a limited range of colors but in the spectrum of natural stone, there are many to choose from. They are by-and-large very durable and easy to repair/replace but the limited supply as well as high production and transportation costs can greatly increase material costs.
Stamped Concrete – This is the least expensive of the materials outlined. It is available in an infinite variety of colors and patterns including aggregate, textured or smoothed but the lifespan is slightly shorter than that of pavers since the pattern can be lost as the surface texture ages. It is also subject to chips or cracking like traditional poured concrete.
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