Jul 30, 2014 3:40 pm
We love the idea of concrete, no weeds and No ANT Nest's.
Some people say no to Concrete due to pipe work around the house. If you need to dig up the pipe and there is concrete on top of it, you will need to break the concrete up.
Paving can easily come up, but you get weeds and ants.
Some pavers that we have been talking to say that with their pavers you will not get weeds and ant nest's in them.
Is this true?
Would it be fine to get concrete around the house? How offend do you dig up pipes?
Re: paving or concrete2
Jul 30, 2014 8:44 pm
Pavers on top of concrete every day of the week, or concrete over dirt or grass against your house on every other day.
The chance of having to cut up concrete to fix a pipe is basically non existent compared to the real risk of problems associated with water getting under your slab.
Oh, and next time your talking the people who say no to concrete around the house politely tell them they dont know what there talking about.
Re: paving or concrete4
Jul 31, 2014 12:05 pm
We are going for concrete... I much prefer the finish. Minimal weeds in between the cracks and better protection for my slab
As mentioned above, the risk of needing to cut your concrete up to get to a pipe is minimal, and if you were needing to do that, well that'd be the least of your worries anyway!
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Re: paving or concrete5
Sep 16, 2014 10:02 am
This is an interesting question pavers have the ability of moving with any ground movement and don’t crack like concrete however they can get very dirty and are a devil to clean. Concrete is susceptible to cracking but much easier to clean and if expansion joints are put in correctly shouldn't crack other than in the expansion joints areas.
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