Pavers vs. Concrete Patios: Three Considerations 


Backyard patios are the original outdoor living spaces. They bring your family together to relax and enjoy each other’s company. You can also create priceless memories. Residential patios have been built with solid slabs of concrete for many years. Concrete patios were popular with developers because of their low cost and quick installation. Homeowners are now discovering the advantages of concrete patios vs. pavers. This blog discusses three factors to consider when choosing a paver over a concrete patio.

  1. Versatility of visual appearance

While stamping, stenciling, or embedding stones in concrete can create some visually pleasing design options at a higher price, poured patios have a relatively standard appearance with a plain look.

Patio pavers are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors, patterns, and textures. The colors of the pavers can be matched to your landscape. The interlocking concrete pavers will add a luxurious touch to your home’s exterior or outdoor living area.

  1. Durable performance with minimum maintenance

Concrete pavers are more durable because they have a smaller size and a higher density (9,001-12,000. psi). Although paver patios are more expensive, they will last 30 years with minimal maintenance. They also outlast their concrete counterparts. The majority of manufacturers will offer a lifetime warranty on their concrete pavers, while paver contractors usually provide a 3-5-year guarantee.

Large slabs of concrete are susceptible to shifting earth, extreme temperature swings, and changes in humidity. Concrete patios can be prone to cracks or splits in hot and cold climates.

Pavers last longer than concrete slabs in part because they are smaller.

Maintenance on paver patios is minimal and repairs are easy. A paver patio is made of several pieces. Any damaged or displaced pavers are easily removed and replaced, without disrupting the rest of your installation. The repaired area will blend in perfectly with the rest.

If not filled, small cracks can grow over time. The filler is usually not the same color as the original concrete. This results in an ugly and noticeable repair. A complete replacement of a damaged concrete patio will cost more than simply replacing a few paver stones.

Although both paver and poured slabs can benefit from an occasional sealer, the majority of paver patios will last for years without it due to their dense construction. Poured concrete needs to be sealed in order to protect the surface, which can make certain stamped finishes very slippery.

  1. High return on investment and resale values

A paver patio offers elegance and style that is impossible to achieve with a slab of concrete. It also increases the resale price of your home.

According to the 2023 remodeling impact report by the National Association of REALTORS (r) and the National Association of Landscape Professionals, homeowners could recover up to 95 percent of their new patio project.

Concrete patios are more common and less exciting. They will not have a significant impact on the value of a house. The cost of installing a paver patio is higher, but future buyers will see it as an investment that adds value to your home.

This post was written by a professional at Apexx Enterprise LLC. Adam Ortega founded the company Apexx Enterprise LLC, in 2016 at only 20 years old. Mr. Ortega has become a licensed general contractor Tucson in the state of Arizona like his father and grandfather before him. Apexx Enterprise LLC is licensed, bonded, and insured and it is available for review at the Better Business Bureau. Apexx Enterprise LLC has won many achievements within the Home Advisor platform and we have multiple reviews as well. Their Mission Statement – “Our crew at Apexx Enterprise will perform the highest quality construction services for our customers. We aim to achieve our mission through total service satisfaction and by delivering our services while maintaining the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, and honesty.”

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