List of Paving Materials

List of Paving Materials

Your Guide to 10 Popular Landscape Paving Materials

From Aqua

Paving is an often-overlooked aspect of landscape design and construction from the consumer’s perspective.  Typically a consumer thinks that their choices boil down to concrete, or whatever the local box store retailer has on display.  The skilled landscape designer has myriad material choices at her fingertips, and the associated knowlege of proper installation techniques to ensure longevity.  This post from Aqua presents a list of the 10 most popular paving applications, pros and cons of the different materials, and best practices to follow.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

To be successful amid the outdoor living boom, it’s critical for retailers and builders to stay abreast of rapidly changing consumer tastes in backyard products. To help keep your product lines up to date, AQUA has partnered with design megasite Houzz to bring you more content about outdoor living, from pools and spas to outdoor kitchens and patio furniture. Here, a Houzz expert digs into popular paving materials.

Paving is a landscape investment, and the cost varies considerably based on the type used and how readily available it is. Cast-in-place concrete is usually the cheapest and most easily installed paving option, but those who live in regions with naturally occurring stone like limestone, granite or slate can use that local stone at a more affordable price.

Related: How to Pick the Right Paving and Deck Material

Here is our guide to some of the most popular paving materials. Whether you are repaving or paving new, you can use this information to understand the basics about paving to make an informed decision based on your situation and where you live.

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