Whether you’re a homeowner or a property manager, walkways are an imperative element. Not only do walkways serve as a means of direction for visitors, but they also provide safety and curb appeal. Although many of us take these paths of direction for granted, there’s a lot of thought that can go into creating the ideal walkway. For instance, brick walkways will provide benefits and an aesthetic that concrete will not, at an affordable cost.
As experts in landscape and masonry, in this article, we’ll focus solely upon the reasons you want to consider changing out your tired, old, cracking concrete walkway to material of durability, safety, and strength; brick.
With natural slip-resistant properties, brick walkways provide individuals a higher level of protection than some of the alternative materials. Brick pavers have an abrasive surface, which creates a safer walking surface when wet from rain, melting snow, or irrigation systems.
This becomes especially important for commercial properties where the foot traffic is heavy. However, homeowners also need to consider accidents when they’re choosing which material may best suit the needs of their home. Thinking about the amount of traffic in the area at hand, as well as the conditions the walkway may be exposed to is critical.
Versatility for all environments
Although safety is always the top priority, choosing a material that fits the overall aesthetic of your property is a close second. Whether you’re dealing with a modern building or old farmhouse, brick provides versatility to all environments. Furthermore, brick pavers are available in a wide variety of colors and styles, enabling you to create the perfect look. From simple brick walkways to elaborate designs, brick is sure to give you the curb appeal you’ve been looking for.
Maintenance that works for busy schedules
Once your walkway is complete, maintenance is a crucial part of protecting your investment. Often overlooked, most people just don’t have the extra time to care for their walkway. Lucky for you, brick requires very little maintenance. Beyond the time-savings benefits, brick is also easier to repair than concrete or granite. Brick pavers can be easily removed and replaced should cracking or other damage occur.
It’s never too early to start planning for your upcoming spring projects. If you’re considering installing or redesigning your walkway, it’s time to call Cataldo Landscaping. With decades of knowledge and experience, our team can provide you with brick walkways that will last and protect for years to come.
For more information, contact us today at (781) 304-8900.