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Handy Tips on Concrete Paving v's Poured Concrete

Wetcast Solid Concrete Pavers

To most people pavers are pavers, but when you start asking the questions; you can figure out that there is a bit more to it. For customers wanting a long-lasting product, it’s worthwhile spending the extra money for a better product.
 
We frequently get customers buying our product, that have had pavers laid using other products, which have not stood the test of time or are inconsistent with sizes produced which resulted in a poor overall finish, so they have needed to be replaced. All our pavers and pool copings are man made giving a high density paver with a top quality surface. 
 
Why choosing quality over budget conscious products for your outdoor area matters
 
Being frugal doesn't just mean saving money; it means spending your money wisely. That also means some things may be cheap now, but actually cost you more in the long run. It may make sense to invest more wisely now for a better, longer-lasting product.

Let's take a look at when it makes sense to splurge now to save later for your outdoor area ground surface.
 
It's easy to get caught up in just buying the cheapest product of whatever you need, thinking that any product will be fit for purpose. Unfortunately, buying cheap pavers or opting for poured concrete can lead to spending more down the line, whether it's for maintenance and upkeep, or replacement costs when you may need to replace these products in a couple of years’ time. If you really want to save money, there are some occasions when it makes sense to spend more money so you don't run into these costs.

Being in the industry for years, it’s safe to say “we know our stuff” when it comes to concrete. For someone who doesn’t know a huge amount about concrete, you may find yourself scratching your head as to what the difference is between high end pavers vs low end pavers on first appearances or why a poured concrete pad costs less than a paved area. Surely concrete is concrete right? Well this isn’t quite the case and we will explain why.
 
 
Poured Concrete vs. Pavers
If you take a minute to look at a poured concrete pad next time you’re passing one, you’ll most likely find cracking through the concrete. Even with cuts through the concrete, it’s hard to avoid this happening. The beauty of individually laid concrete pavers, is with the movement of the ground, this generally will only cause the grout to crack which is easily repaired. Also if you need to access underground services you can lift individual pavers to carry out changes or repairs with ease – no smashing concrete pad!  Flagstone has been around since Roman times – over 2000 years and still hasn’t gone out of fashion

 

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