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Brick or Concrete Pavers?

brick or concrete pavers

Brick pavers last a very long time.

Are you preparing to spruce up your landscaping and utilize beautiful new pavers throughout your property? Making the choice between brick and concrete pavers can be tricky, so here are some helpful tips to aid you in choosing which to use during your project with Del Prete Masonry.

The Benefits of Brick

Brick pavers are a wonderful option for many home and business owners for reasons like these:

  • Brick pavers do a phenomenal job at retaining color over a period of years, even when exposed to sun
  • Bricks last a very long time, aside from minor chipping and cracking
  • Brick pavers don’t require much maintenance to keep looking great
  • Bricks are timeless and classic
  • Brick pavers are environmentally friendly and made from natural materials

The Downsides of Brick

While brick pavers are fantastic options, there are a few downsides:

  • Brick pavers are more expensive than their alternatives by 15-20%
  • Brick pavers come in a smaller range of colors, since they are naturally colored
  • Bricks can vary slightly in size due to the way that they are manufactured
  • Brick pavers can require a bit more elbow grease during installation

The Upsides of Concrete

Concrete pavers work beautifully for pathways and walkways, and it’s easy to see why:

  • Concrete pavers are less expensive than brick pavers
  • Concrete can come in just about any pattern, shape, size, or color you can imagine
  • Concrete pavers can be made to mimic stone or other building materials
  • Concrete pavers are a breeze to install

The Cons of Concrete

Concrete pavers are not without faults, however:

  • Concrete can undergo major color fading over time, since they use artificial color pigments for their hue
  • Concrete pavers can suffer from surface erosion and look worn and damaged over time
  • Concrete pavers can be of dubious quality depending on where they are purchased from and crumble or crack before you even get started

Concrete or Brick Pavers? We’ve Got You Covered!

If you are ready to upgrade your property, Del Prete Masonry has the experience and expertise to get the job done right for the right price. To explore our residential and commercial services and set up a consultation, please give us a call at 410-683-0650 or contact us online. We currently serve Baltimore City and County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. To see examples of our work and get more updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.

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