You put so much energy and love into your yard for it to thrive and for your own enjoyment. But, the rest of the time, you and your family are swimming in the pool, sitting on the patio, or busy in the house. The one part of your yard that everyone uses every time they go outside is the pathway. That’s why it’s important to put some thought into which material to use around your home and how it will react over time to its environment.
Natural Versus Synthetic
The Rubbertech Resurfacing pros suggest using rubber paving as opposed to natural paving. It’s understandable that people want to use a natural element, like stone, for their garden paths or their driveway to effortless blend into their surroundings. But because its natural, stone will erode over time and you will be forced to replace it; this produces a large amount of waste. Rubber paving, on the other hand, is made from 100% recycled tire rubber, so you will be helping the environment by reusing materials.
One Entity Versus Many
As we mentioned, people come into constant contact with their walkways and driveways every time they step outside, so a smooth surface is the best option for these areas. If you choose pavers of any natural material, be it stone, concrete, or brick, they will crack over time because they are exposed to the weather and traffic. Pavers, even interlocking pavers, move as the ground shifts, which creates safety hazards. Rubber paving is one flexible piece, so it will move with the ground when it shifts and eliminate all safety risks, including slipping. Rubber paving has a non-slip surface, making it ideal for areas around the pool; you also won’t need to worry about slipping on your slanted driveway when it rains or snows.
High Maintenance Versus Low Upkeep
Walkways encounter constant foot and vehicle traffic. A walkway composed of pavers becomes uneven after a while, forcing you to pull them up and relevel their foundation, which is usually sand or gravel. These materials will scatter and end up in the wrong places. If you used gravel as your path’s main material, you’ll find pebbles everywhere: on your lawn, in your garden, on your porch, and worse of all, in your shoes. It will also require constant leveling to match the rest of your home’s aesthetic beauty. The only upkeep rubber paving needs is the occasional sweep or power wash. If gasoline or oil happen to end up on the rubber paving, it’s not the end of the world. You only need to use soap and water to remove it.
For your convenience, here are the highlights of rubber paving. It:
- is eco-friendly
- comes in a variety of colours
- lasts for over 20 years
- adapts to ground shifts
- is safe
- has a slip-resistant surface
- is hassle-free
Rubbertech Resurfacing offers friendly paving services with professionals that value honesty, trust, and hard work. We strive to improve the southern British Columbian community and the planet. Contact us today to get started and we’ll give you a free quote!