When it comes to hardscaping your outdoor space, the decision between brick and concrete pavers can seem overwhelming. Both materials have their unique advantages and can significantly impact the aesthetic and functionality of your space.
However, another option might be a more suitable solution: TRUEGRID permeable pavers. This article delves into the pros and cons of each option to guide your selection process.
Comparing Brick and Concrete Pavers
Brick pavers are produced from clay and/or shale, and they undergo firing in a kiln at super high temperatures in comparison to other common bricks. This makes them more durable and capable of withstanding heavy loads. As a result of the high temperature, the pavers undergo vitrification, which changes their texture and makes them nonporous, meaning they cannot retain water.
The unique look and texture that brick pavers offer adds a classic, timeless appeal to any outdoor space. Brick pavers are also highly durable and require minimal maintenance over time. Textured brick pavers are slip-resistant and can be used in areas that get wet or have a lot of foot traffic.
While brick pavers are known for being highly durable, they are also heavier than other alternatives and require more effort during the installation process. Additionally, brick pavers can be quite expensive to purchase and install.
Concrete pavers are a type of hardscape material commonly used in outdoor spaces. They are made by mixing gravel, sand, cement, and a coloring agent into a dry mix, which is then placed into molds using conveyor belts. The concrete is compressed into the mold using a press that vibrates and the minimal amount of water within the mixture sets the cement.
One of the advantages of concrete pavers is that they are lightweight compared to brick pavers, which makes them easier to install. They also come in a variety of colors and shapes, which allows you to create unique designs with fewer pieces. Concrete pavers are also relatively inexpensive compared to other paver options.
While concrete pavers are durable, they can crack or become damaged over time due to wear and tear from the elements or heavy traffic. Concrete pavers also require more maintenance over time to keep them looking their best.
Introducing TRUEGRID Permeable Pavers
While both brick and concrete pavers have their merits, TRUEGRID permeable pavers are the superior solution for sustainable paving. TRUEGRID pavers are eco-friendly, durable, and require less maintenance compared to traditional pavers.
TRUEGRID Pro Lite Pavers
PRO LITE pavers are a durable and cost-effective permeable paver designed for moderate vehicular load, pedestrian, and bike applications. This product boasts superior compression strength and flexibility, so it is ideal for use in various settings, including gravel or grass overflow parking lots, driveways, fire lanes, and numerous other paving applications. It has a patented design that is environmentally-friendly, with 100% post-consumer recycled HDPE and the ability to be filled with either grass or gravel.
The TRUEGRID PRO LITE paver system is also environmentally-conscious. It helps to reduce runoff and mitigate flood risk by allowing rainwater to permeate through its structure and be detained in the subbase. This quality can earn you 100% pervious cover credit, an advantage over traditional asphalt or concrete solutions. Its permeable nature also contributes to a more natural aesthetic that protects and allows vegetation to thrive.
Build an Invisible Driveway in the Grass
TRUEGRID ROOT® is an innovative grass pavement option that is powerful and the quickest in the world to install. What sets it apart is that it doesn’t require any excavation. The pavers can be installed over existing grass, and are ready for instant use.
ROOT® Pavers have an advanced patented design, known for grass stabilization without digging up the surface. The process is simple: the ROOT® pavers, equipped with X-Anchors and Gripper Teeth, are placed on the grass area, which is thoroughly wet. After pressing the ROOT® pavers into the grass with a heavy roller, no further steps are necessary.
You can instantly park and drive on the newly stabilized grass pavement without worrying about ruts. ROOT® pavers provide numerous benefits. They’re the least expensive paving option for a natural grass surface without ruts, and they don’t require permits or result in land loss due to impervious cover. TRUEGRID pavers:
- Have a lifespan of 60 years
- Are made from 100%-recycled plastic
- Need little to no maintenance
- Made in the USA
They are not only practical but versatile, suitable for a wide range of applications, such as grass parking for cars and trucks, festival site protection, light aircraft runways and taxiways, event centers, paths and trails, slope and scour protection, and RV and boat storage and access. All while ensuring 100% grass coverage, which makes them both strong, and beautiful.
Experience the Strength and Beauty of TRUEGRID Pavers
If you’re looking for a sustainable, durable, and aesthetically pleasing solution for your outdoor paving needs, look no further than the complete line of Made in the USA TRUEGRID pavers. Thanks to our patented design, TRUEGRID permeable pavers offer superior performance compared to traditional brick and concrete pavers. They can be used in a variety of applications and require minimal maintenance.
Explore the possibilities with TRUEGRID and experience the strength and beauty of their pioneering products. Contact us today for a free estimate!