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How Long Do Pavers Last? And Other Frequently Asked Questions

April 7, 2020

When planning a hardscape project, it’s perfectly normal to have a lot of questions, like “how long do pavers last?” or “will stone colors fade?” To help you get ready for an outdoor living project, Nicolock prepared a list of answers to five of the most common paver questions.

What are Paving Stones Made of?

Paving stones, or pavers, are created primarily from concrete.

Unlike most pavers, Nicolock’s unique state-of-the-art manufacturing process creates paving stones that have tight, smooth surface textures and feature the very best in color, strength and beauty. Nicolock’s signature paver-shield™ blend is precisely mixed with quality materials, such as Portland cement and ultra-fine sand, to prevent breaking, cracking and fading.

What Projects can Pavers be used for?

Paving stones, which come in various sizes and styles, are very versatile. They can be used in all different types of outdoor living projects, including:

  • Driveways
  • Walkways
  • Patios
  • Pool decks
  • Garden walls, landscape walls and retaining walls
  • Outdoor dining

From Nicostone to Toscana Series Pavers, Nicolock products work well in just about any type of outdoor project.

How Long Do Pavers Last?

Although there is no definitive answer to the question “how long do pavers last?” paving stones are generally built to last a lifetime.

If there is a problem with your pavers, Nicolock provides a limited lifetime warranty on the structural integrity of its paving stones that are used in residential projects. Our pavers are warrantied for as long as you own your home and are transferable to the next owner should you decide to sell it. Nicolock products that have been deemed to be structurally defective will be replaced with a product of equal value, provided they have been installed in accordance with our guidelines and the standards of the industry.

Nicolock’s paver-shield™ process adds a level of protection that prevents the large aggregate from becoming exposed through weathering. This trademarked technique creates paving stones that won’t look rough, worn or faded over time.

Do Paving Stones become Faded and Discolored?

It depends. Low quality paving stones sometimes don’t withstand the elements. They can become faded and discolored from exposure to rain, ice and snow.

Nicolock’s paver-shield™ technology provides the answer to this common problem. Instead of a thin veneer of color coating, the color goes all the way through the stone, guaranteeing a vibrant look year after year. Additionally, the ultra-dense surface of these stones provides more color protection than available anywhere else.

Do Paving Stones Break Easily?

Although individual stones are small and not incredibly heavy, paving stones are actually stronger than poured concrete. Most can withstand at least 8,000 pounds of pressure per square inch before they break apart. Paving stones are designed to transfer stress loads over large areas, allowing them to remain intact even under the weight of multiple cars.

Nicolock’s pavers are the strongest, most durable available today, because they exceed the standards set by The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and The American Society of Testing Materials.

Nicolock Paving Stones are the Answer

From “how long do pavers last?” to “will paving stones break?” lots of questions will arise during a hardscape project. By knowing these answers now, you will have a smoother paving project.

From stones to slabs to circles and inlays, Nicolock paving stones are the answer to the question of how to create the outdoor space of your dreams.

Get inspired today.