What is the Best Material to Use on My Walkway?

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What Are My Walkways Options?

It can be a bit daunting to choose a specific material to use on your walkway, as there are so many options. We also understand that the walkway is one of the first things that a person sees when they first see a home. Putting in a new walkway can work in favor of increased curb appeal. It can also make a good first impression on any home visitors. We hope to provide you with a bit of a guide regarding all of the different kinds of materials.

Clay Brick Pavers

There are very popular, especially in the New England area. This is because they are typically used on historical homes and districts. With their age and elegance, they often add a classic flair to a home that wasn’t there before. They typically come in red, orange, and brown colors and provide a pop of color in contrast to the green of a lawn. While this material is beautiful, it is also very easier to maintain in that it is durable, flexible, less sensitive to cracking and repairs are easy. Similarly, this material is very much a DIYer’s dream come true.

Gravel

Easy to lay and inexpensive, this is a dream come true. You also have a few options with gravel, as you have the ability to choose between smaller or larger stones. The smaller stones are really beneficial in that they provide a better surface area coverage when pressed down. Similarly, larger stones look great but require a bit more attention in regards to measurements.

Natural Stone

This material is very beautiful, arguably the most beautiful, as it allows the owners to create a completely unique look. While each stone is unique in color, design, and shape, it is also durable and withstands extreme temperature changes (perfect for New England). The only downfall to this material is that natural stone does chip a bit. With some irrigation overspray, you should be good to go.

Poured Concrete

While it is a very popular material, it is also extremely easy to install, especially if you are already pouring concrete in another area of a home, such as into a patio area. Alongside this, it is also very kid friendly, which is always a plus!

Interlocking Concrete Pavers

As one of the more practical and attractive materials, it is also luckily one of the more inexpensive of the crowd. It acts as an easy DIY project, where the repairs, later on, are significantly less complicated.

Walkways can be a great way to boost your landscape design. In terms of finding a masonry contractor, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today by filling out our contact form, or calling us directly at 603-234-3229.

 

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