When are Pavers Better than Pouring Concrete?
Although concrete pavers can cost more upfront, compared to poured concrete they are significantly more flexible and very durable. Because concrete pavers are individual pieces, the overall pattern more is flexible and can accommodate fluctuations in the ground when dry set. There are places where concrete is fine, but other places where concrete pavers would be very useful.
Besides flexibility, we also compare strength. Of course, poured concrete slabs are quite tough and resist impacts. Surprisingly, paving stones are actually even stronger than concrete and can hold more weight on their surface before a crack occurs. On average, most pavers can withstand up to 8,000 PSI while concrete only supports up to 2,500 PSI.