If you are looking to spruce up your front or back yard, one way you could do so is to add a more elaborate paving job to your garden area or the yard itself. You may think of the asphalt on your driveway when someone mentions paving, but you can actually hire a professional paving contractor to help you install various other types of materials elsewhere on your property. Here are three paving options to consider adding to your yard besides asphalt.
If you want to give your property an old time feel or look, cobblestone paving can be a great start. Cobblestone was used hundreds of years ago on old European estates. Back then, the stones needed would be gathered from the beds of local streams, but today it's much easier to get what you need. Cobblestone today is usually granite that has been quarried and shaped to look like cobble stones. Cobblestones by their very nature are uneven and rough to the touch, so it's not a great choice for your driveway or patio, but can add a unique look to the path you use to walk around those areas.
This type of stone is much smoother and flatter than cobblestone and can be used to cover a large area like a patio. It's also very easy to install because it is so thin and flat. Flagstones come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and can help give your property a unique look. You don't have to install flagstones that are all of the same shape or size, as long as the entire area ends up getting covered in the end. These stones are created by splitting large, sedimentary stones into the desired shapes and can come in a variety of colors including white, red, orange, gold and more.
If you don't want to go with asphalt paving but still want a traditional option, then brick paving is a great choice. Brick paving is very easy and straightforward for a contractor like one from AAA Paving and Sealing to install, and most paving contractors are naturally adept with this material, meaning they can get the job done quickly and possibly save you money. Bricks are also one of the more durable paving materials you can use. With a little upkeep, bricks could last for many years without needing a repaving job. Bricks come in various shades of red or gray and you can always mix colors together if you want a unique look.
When deciding to add paving to your yard or garden area, keep your options open and consider how you want the area to look. Cobblestone is a great paving material that can give your path an uneven and old-time feel. Flagstone is flat, elegant and you can use pieces of varying sizes to give your patio or pool area a really unique look. If you want a more traditional look but don't want to go with boring asphalt, a brick paving job could be right for you and has the added benefit of being of the most durable paving materials you can use.Share