Understanding Paving Problems

When we started working on finishing our house, I realized we weren't going to be able to take care of the paving on our own. Instead of trying to haul in concrete and hope for the best, I hired a professional paving contractor to come out and help. They were incredible to work with. They listened carefully to our requests, and then they started laying the concrete and leveling the surface. Within a few hours, we had a driveway and front sidewalk that looked incredible. This blog is all about the benefits of working with paving contractors, and understanding the problems you might come up against if you do things on your own.

Unusual Ways To Use Pavers

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Pavers are perfect for an outdoor living space because they're so versatile. But if you don't want your patio to look like every other patio on the block, there are plenty of ways to use pavers in unusual ways. Read on for some ideas.

Kid Space

Make your backyard a haven for kids with some pavers. If you have a playhouse for your little ones, use pavers to create a little playhouse patio all their own. Put a couple of potted plants on it and let them try their hand at gardening. Pavers also make a smooth and even spot in your yard where you can put a sandbox or a baby pool where they can cool off on a hot day.

Borders

Pavers make excellent garden borders. Stack them on top of each other to create a little height, or simply create a thin and flat border around your garden. While you're at it, create a little path out of pavers so you can more easily get to your plants without damaging anything on your way. Some gardeners swear by using pavers as an extra line of defense against garden pests interested in eating your vegetables. Bury pavers under your fence and attach chicken wire between the fence and the pavers to keep curious critters from digging under the fence. And while we're on the topic of vegetable gardens, consider using pavers to support heavy fruits or vegetables. As large melons or squash grow in your garden, let them rest safely on pavers instead of on the ground where they'll be subject to damaging dampness and bugs.  

Pictures

Pavers come in a variety of colors, so if you're creating a patio out of pavers, consider using pavers of different colors and shapes to make a pattern within your patio. If your paver patio already exists, try staining the porous stone to create a lasting design.

Mini Gardens

As you're placing pavers in your yard to create a patio, consider leaving space between the pavers. Not only will you save money by doing so because more space equals fewer pavers, you'll have a new gardening option. Plant flowering plants in the spaces between your pavers for an extra pop of color. Alternatively, if your patio is just beyond your kitchen, consider planting herbs in the spaces. Not only will it be convenient to snip a few herbs while you're cooking, they'll smell divine when warmed by the sun. Contact a business, such as Premier Asphalt Paving CO, for more information about pavers. 

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28 March 2016