Brick Pavers for Historic Restoration in Metro Detroit
The Metro Detroit area is full of beautiful, historic and older homes. These homes are an amazing asset to the community, and often require special care and upkeep. One of the things that is important to owning and maintaining one of these homes is using materials that work with the original building materials. For many of these older homes, this means using landscaping material that is similar to that used in the house or that matches as closely as possible to the historic materials. If you have an older home, or have just purchased an older home in the Metro Detroit area, here are some reasons why using brick pavers in your landscape is a great idea.
Many older homes in Metro Detroit have used brick pavers for walkways, driveways or steps. If your home has these original features, but they are in disrepair, you may want to find a way to make quality repairs that match the original features, instead of tearing them up and installing a new sidewalk, driveway or outdoor steps. If you only have a few missing bricks, or a step or two that needs to be repaired, it is much more cost effective to make repairs than start all over. Because brick pavers come in so many different shapes, sizes and colors, it is possible to find new pavers that will match and fill in missing bricks, without looking like something “new” has been added.
Many people want their older home to have as many features as possible that are authentic as possible to the original design or concept of the home. In the case of sidewalks and driveways, a concrete slab sidewalk or drive is usually not what fits with the traditional features of older homes. Brick pavers can be installed in place of concrete walks and driveways, to help retain the historic or period appropriate features of a home. This is especially important if you are intending on a complete and historically accurate restoration of an older home. Brick pavers are a great replacement for slab sidewalks and driveway that were added after the fact, and diminish on the historical integrity of an older home.
New Features That Match
Modern brick pavers come in so many styles and colors that it is nearly impossible to find something that doesn’t match with existing brick features. While it may not be possible to get a perfect match, it is possible to get pavers that are close enough to the existing brick that new features can blend in seamlessly with the home. This is important if you are intending to add new features to your older home such as a paver patio or outdoor living features such as a kitchen or fireplace, or raised garden beds.
Older homes in Metro Detroit are an incredible asset to our community. Restoring them so that they are attractive places to live in and enjoy is not only important for you, the homeowner, but also to the city and community as a whole. If you are considering a restoration of outdoor features on an older home or need assistance with brick repairs to existing landscape features, PMS Diversified Construction can help you with all of your paving and landscape feature needs. For more information on our services or how we can help you with your renovation, please call us at 1-800-BRICK-PAVERS.