The Benefits of Using Pavers in Your Outdoor Living Space

There are so many patio material choices when designing your outdoor space. 7th State Builders has much experience creating hardscapes, and we have found that one material stands out for patios, pavers. Pavers come in many colors, sizes, and styles to complement your home’s outside décor and add value. Here is why we highly recommend paver patios for Maryland homeowners.

7 Reasons to Use Pavers for Your Patio

Patio pavers are easy to install and low maintenance. And although the initial cost may be slightly higher than other patio material installations, considerable savings are realized after installation. In addition, pavers overcome many of the shortcomings of the different materials; let’s explore the benefits of Pavers.

1. Installation

Paver installation is quicker and simpler than other options. The individual pavers interlock and can be installed in all types of weather conditions. This type of installation is why paver patios have greater design flexibility and support a strong patio foundation. There are also no long waiting periods to use your outdoor area; they are functional immediately after installation.

2. Resistant to Slipping

Patio pavers are one of the safer materials for outdoor spaces that must be slip resistant. Paver surfaces are porous and non-slip, making them safer than other materials. They are very commonly used in heavy rain areas. And while the weather in Maryland can always be a toss-up, we do get our fair share of wet months. Pavers prevent slipping accidents and help seniors, children, and other guests.

3. Durability and Longevity

Pavers are more robust than concrete slabs and are designed to handle 3-4 times more pounds per square inch (PSI). Pavers pack the natural materials in a tight form, allowing them to expand and contract, making them resistant to cracking, frost, erosion, and other wear and tear from the elements and the environment. You can seal pavers with a protective sealer to increase longevity and durability; however, pavers do not have to be sealed as often as other patio materials.

4. Appeal and Versatility

Pavers are available in various colors and shapes and can be laid in different patterns and designs, adding to your property’s value and curb appeal. Homeowners can choose traditional, modern, or rustic pavers that complement the home’s architectural elements. Beyond selecting colors and styles, homeowners can also pick design lays, including geometric shapes, chevron patterns, and various motifs.

5. Sustainability

Permeable pavers are more eco-friendly and can assist in solving drainage issues within your yard. And in Maryland, this is a big deal. As many of our clients live near or around the Bay, runoff is vital to consider. Pavers allow stormwater to percolate rather than run off to storm drains. They also will enable the ground to breathe.

6. Easy Maintenance

A paver patio requires little maintenance. Most repairs are straightforward and won’t have to reseal or restain continuously. In addition, cleaning is simple. With occasional sweeping or blowing off debris, it’s easy to keep tidy. And you just use soap and water to remove most stains.

7. Simple Repairs

If necessary, paver repairs are easier to deal with. You can replace the damaged, stained, or cracked paver with a new one. A material like poured concrete is prone to cracks, and the repairs are costly. And, with some other patio options, you would have to replace the entire patio.

Does A Paver Patio Add Home Value?

Yes, a paver Patio does add value to your home. In fact, according to Inman, a well-known real estate news entity, adding a professionally built patio can deliver a return on investment (ROI) between 30% to 60%.

Many home buyers love having both indoor and outdoor spaces. Outdoor spaces become a living extension of the home, and having a cohesive and seamless design for the indoor and outdoor transition creates a natural purpose and connection for buyers.

Thinking about a patio? We can help. Contact us today; we can offer ideas, designs, and estimates and help you decide on options and possibilities for your patio. Whether it’s a patio remodel or you’re starting from scratch, 7th State Builders is here for you.

  1. It’s great that you explained why homeowners like to use pavers for their outdoor spaces. My mom wants to renovate her backyard, and she’d like to remove all the weeds to install a patio and a firepit within the next few weeks. I think she’d be interested in reading your piece about using long-lasting materials for a patio, so I’ll email it right now. Thank you for the advice on how pavers are highly resistant to weather elements.

    • You’re welcome! We’re glad to hear that our explanation resonated with you and that you found it helpful for your mom’s backyard renovation project. Removing weeds and installing a patio with a firepit sounds like a fantastic plan. Your mom will definitely benefit from the long-lasting durability of pavers, as they withstand various weather conditions. Feel free to share the article with her, and if she has any questions, we’re here to assist. Best of luck with the renovation.

  2. It’s good to know that pavers are more robust than concrete slabs and can handle more weight. I’ve been wanting to redo my patio since I bought my house five years ago. I think it would be nice to invest in some pavers because then I could customize the layout and make it look really nice.

    • Absolutely. Pavers are an excellent choice for patio renovation. Not only are they more durable and capable of handling heavy loads, but they also offer endless possibilities for customization. With pavers, you can create a truly unique and visually stunning patio layout that matches your vision.