Paving bricks are the type that is manufactured to be laid flat on the ground. They are different from the type made to be used vertically for walls and chimneys and other construction projects. They are designed to last when installed in the ground. They can withstand both hot and cold temperatures, snow and rain, and foot traffic.
Here are a few reasons why they are a popular building material:
- Design possibilities. For a product that comes in relatively standard sizes and colors, they offer an enormous amount of design options. This is because there are so many brick patterns to choose from when laying them. You can build a walkway or patio that is either classic looking and formal or one that is more laid-back and informal, depending on the pattern you select. The herringbone pattern and the Basket weave patterns are two of the most popular.
- Ease of installation. For the do-it-yourselfer, paving bricks are a good choice. It is relatively easy to install these pavers.
- Durability. Before starting your project, make sure you select a paving brick and not one that is meant to be used in a wall. If you use paving bricks, your project will be around for years and years after you are finished.