Paver Walkway


A paver walkway presents a beautiful entrance to your front door, and is quite functional and beautiful in the backyard landscape as well.  Paved pathways look beautiful, keep your shoes clean during rainy weather, offer a hard surface to access your garden beds, and provide ease of access.  Pavers can be used for garden steps, pathways, entryways, patios, driveways, pool surrounds and garden borders. Paving materials typically used on a pathway include: concrete, natural stone, brick, composite interlocking paver, clay, and rubber; in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors.  Properly installed pavers will inhibit the growth of weeds in between the joints, the closer the joints are together, the less weed seeds can be blown into the joints.  Pavers can also be sealed from the erosive effects of moisture, to last longer.  A tip to prevent tripping hazards, is to be sure to use pavers with beveled edges.



Interlocking pavers are made of a concrete mixture, and are typically weather and slip resistant, very low maintenance (if one paver cracks, you just replace that one single paver), are recyclable and long lasting even in high traffic walkways.  Interlocking pavers can be special ordered in virtually any color and style to match your home. Interlocking pavers don’t crack due to ground movement because they adjust to it.


Concrete walkways are inexpensive, but tend to crack and break as the ground shifts. If cracks in the concrete are not patched correctly, weed seeds will germinate in the cracks.  Concrete pavers can be manufactured in any size, shape, form or color.


Natural stone pavers have been used for pathways for millennia, and have a classic, magnificent look and feel.  Natural stones are durable, a bit uneven, soft in texture, have unique colors and shapes, and can create a rustic look and feel.  Types of stones used include: limestone, bluestone, granite, travertine, marble and flagstone.


The word Cobblestone refers to a small stone that has been rounded by water; these have been used for patios in Europe for centuries. Modern Cobblestones are made of quarried granite that is shaped to look like cobbles, by cutting stone rectangles or square shapes and rounding the corners. Cobblestone is bump and uneven, and is best used for garden walkways, borders, or special accents.


Clay brick is manufactured from natural clay that is fired in kilns at high temperatures.  Brick pavers are durable, long-lasting, and have a natural vibrant coloring.  The colors of brick pavers typically range from red, to charcoal, brown and pink shades, and they are available in a variety of shapes and sizes including rectangle, bull nose, boardwalk, and interlocking octagonal.


Rubber pavers are made from recycled tires, are low-maintenance, sound-reducing, and have a non-slip, self-draining surface; they are commonly used for stables, barn isles, breezeways, sporting arenas, playgrounds, and gymnasiums.


Engraved pavers are typically made from custom-made clay brick (or concrete) pavers, that are stamped with a special word or saying that is meaningful to you. Colors range from red, to tan, grey, blue, black, white and pink.


Grass or permeable pavers are any type of paver that allows rain water to filter down into the earth and recharge groundwater aquifers.  Grass pavers can be made of a recycled plastic grid-like system, which allows grass to grow up between the grid shapes, or it can simply be paver stones placed inches apart to allow water to filter down through the spaces.