Benefits of Natural Stone
When considering a paving solution for your pergola area, driveways or pond surroundings, natural stone paving provides many benefits over other pavers. So if you are searching for a paving product with a natural look and can stand a test of time, never look past natural stone. In fact, natural stones have charmed the attention of the construction industry for a number of centuries and are considered as a luxurious material choice for driveways. Here are some of the key benefits of natural stone paving:
Natural stone is a paving product of nature therefore every piece is beautiful and unique in textures, colours, and tones. This uniqueness not only adds a character of warmth to a certain space but also a level of beauty that other options just cannot match.
Natural stone is not only more attractive but also enhances longevity. This product is formed to be able to withstand weather conditions (such as moisture and heat) and retains its appearance over many years with little wear and tear. Unlike other paving options like concrete, natural stone isn’t brittle as well as offer density advantages needing very little maintenance.
Finishing, coating, and polishing like normal surface treatments make natural stones more resistant to absorption of water, less prone to staining and low dirt retention. Just the standard washing and cleaning practices with plain water or “innocent” solutions or chemicals are enough to bring natural stone’s originality. Besides, you can replace damaged tiles or slabs very fast with little expense and low efforts.
This paving solution provides a far better investment than other options because it’s cheap, needs less care and maintenance as well as cracks repairs. And with the quarrying and shipping technologies advent, all types of natural stones are available everywhere. Recently adopted cutting and finishing technologies have greatly reduced the cost tags of natural stone considerably.
Natural stone paving is best suited for any kind of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. But for it to withstand the traffic of heavy vehicles, even the dense stone such as granite must be at minimum 2” thick for it to effectively support the weight. Also, it needs deep excavation.