Brick Instead of Pavers?
When you’re planning a new outdoor patio, you have a lot of options for materials. You may have thought about using concrete pavers instead of natural brick. Before you decide, learn why we think nothing matches a natural brick patio.
1. Bricks Are Beautiful
While concrete pavers can imitate the look and feel of stone, nothing beats the beautiful look of natural bricks. Brick comes in subtle shades of red, and passing years bring out even more changes in their coloring.
The uniform shape of bricks makes them an elegant choice for any style of garden. You can find brick patios in homes in every country. They have existed for hundreds of years as an enduring favorite. Brick is a classic that fits everywhere.
2. Brick Is Easier to Maintain
Many people think concrete is maintenance-free. One look at your concrete driveway, however, will prove otherwise. Concrete is more prone to shifts and cracks than natural stone is.
Professionally installed bricks are durable and easy to maintain. You can remove stains with a gentle soap and water solution. They may require the yearly application of a sealant to keep out moisture. Besides that, they don’t need much to keep their good looks.
3. Bricks Are Forever
Natural stone is the strongest building material in nature. Bricks can lock into the surface where they’re installed, and this makes them durable enough to be used in driveways, sidewalks, and other high-traffic areas.
If you see chips or cracks on a brick, a professional mason can repair it quickly. At most, you may have to replace one or two bricks. Concrete, on the other hand, is difficult and expensive to repair.
Concrete may last 20 to 60 years, which sounds good until you consider that brick can last hundreds and even thousands of years. Brick is strong, and you can count on your patio to bring you decades of pleasure and enjoyment.
4. Brick Is a Green Building Material
Compared to concrete, brick is an eco-friendly building material. It is made from natural materials that are abundantly available, and it is 100% recyclable. There is a large market for reclaimed brick. It has a rustic, beautiful look like reclaimed wood does. There is always room for brick because it works in any style of home.
5. Installation Is Fast
Bricks are much faster and easier to install than pavers. A brick installation doesn’t need the forms, structures, equipment, and curing time that concrete installation requires. If you are working with an experienced masonry company, the installation process will be smooth and painless.
Get a New Brick Patio
When it’s time to install your new patio, contact the experts at Capital Masonry. We’re a third-generation, family-owned masonry company with experience installing brick patios all over the Maryland, D.C., and Virginia areas.