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Interlock vs. Concrete

Thinking about a patio, walkway or driveway but can’t decide between interlock and concrete? We love working with interlocking stone pavers because they’re so versatile and allow for flexible designs that a flat, rigid surface can’t do. But, there are quite a few other benefits to interlocking stone to consider:


  • In a colder climate, concrete can shrink and crack due to expansion and contraction of the earth during freeze & thaw – interlocking stone pavers will not crack, shrink or expand, they flex with the changes in the ground

  • Interlocking stone has a minimum compressive strength of 8,000 lbs psi (per square inch) – 3 times stronger than concrete paving


  • Pavers are very easy to maintain. Regular sweeping and occasional rinse with the hose are sufficient. For tough stains, pressure washing with appropriate clearing solutions and re-sanding of joints with polymeric sand or simply scrub a tough spot with a brush, cleaner and some water

  • If an oil spill or other stain isn’t easily removed, the affected stone can simply be replaced


  • Paving stones allow water to flow between them helping water from pooling in a particular area. Poured concrete is impermeable, which means that water that would normally filter through the area runs off and can end up in flower beds or grass areas.


  • Although concrete paving may be a lower initial cost, it will eventually crack and need to be replaced, resulting in a higher cost in the long term

  • Interlocking stone adds style, curb appeal and increases the overall value of your home


  • Interlock is available in a wide variety of colours, styles and finishes

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