How often have you passed by a residence or commercial building and noticed that the driveway and walkways use interlocking pavers instead of poured concrete or asphalt?
“How many times?” may be impossible to answer. But it’s difficult not to notice how popular paving stones are these days. They’re being used almost everywhere today because they not only add curb appeal and value to real estate, they are incredibly cost-effective to install and maintain.
Interlocking Concrete Pavers (ICP) provide longer pavement life, reduced maintenance costs and extended replacement cycles while conserving the use of raw materials. Other surfaces such as poured concrete, stamped concrete and asphalt simply can’t compete with modern pavers in the arena of beauty and durability.
Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavers, or PICPs, offer an ecological advantage that other paving materials cannot. And here in rainy Tampa Bay they’re a definite asset!
“Permeable,” from the word “permeate,” means “penetrate the pores and flow through.” In other words, the remarkable PICP is not only as strong and beautiful as standard ICPs, but rainwater flows through the pavers and into the ground, thereby eliminating puddling and environmentally destructive stormwater runoff.
Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavers are the obvious best choice for architects, landscape designers and discriminating property owners wherever there’s a threat of frequent rainfall and flooding – and that’s a good description of Tampa Bay!
Travertine is a natural stone shaped into tiles and pavers that are suitable for both interior and exterior applications. Travertine is a little thinner and less structurally stable than ICP and brick. When used outside, travertine pavers are most often found gracing pool decks, quiet walkways and other light traffic areas. Travertine offers a little extra “earthy” feeling because it’s a natural stone quarried straight from Mother Earth.
Unique Brick Pavers specializes in collaborative design and construction with our clients through every step of the project. We ensure that clients are fully informed about the suitability of the various pavers being considered. Our decades of experience helps clients choose the best pavers for the job – for aesthetics, economy and performance.