Pavers are a subject of much discussion in the landscaping community. Some prefer all things modern and love the advances in technology that provide better, more efficient solutions that last for centuries with minimal impact on the environment. Others are more traditional, preferring paving options that have been popular for centuries and that continue to remain in high demand. If you are caught between these two camps and can't make up your mind, then here are a few reasons why brick pavers should be your first choice.
Of course, bricks were not invented in Australia, but the classic 1970s large brick house is a major part of Australian iconography. For a time, brick was the most popular building material in all of Australia, and that legacy carries through to today with many of those properties still around. Brick pavers give you a nice connection to traditional Australian designs while also fitting in very nicely with Australian flora. The unmistakable red/orange hue of brick pavers is a great addition to any Australian backyard, and by continuing this trend, you also pay respect to generations that came before you.
Bricks are very popular in landscaping because they survive well in tough elements. Also, unlike other pavers, brick is very easy to fix when a section gets damaged. All you have to do is remove that specific area, replace the two or three affected bricks and no one will be any the wiser. With larger pavers, you run the risk of having to replace metres of material if just a tiny portion cracks. This makes brick pavers ideal as a budget choice not just because the initial cost is low but also because ongoing maintenance is not a major factor either.
Brick pavers are made with organic materials which are less impactful on the environment than synthetic ones found in some other pavers. They are also able to be recycled if they are handled properly during demolition. Using recycled brick pavers can be a great way to help the environment and also get a one-of-a-kind rustic look. Even if you use new bricks, make sure that when you get them they are installed with lime mortar so that they can be used again in the future. Who knows, you may want to change the shape of your brick pavers in the next few years, and if you install them correctly the first time, you might not even have to buy any new pavers down the road!Share