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Story sponsored by Quality Paving & Design. Quality Paving & Design brings character and utility to outdoor living spaces

Paver stones come in many different options, from simple to sophisticated.Quality Paving and Design has been creating beautiful, sustainable, long-lasting outdoor spaces for the past 14 years.

"We work hand in hand with our customers to design and install our pavers," said Kevin Sipe, marketing and design manager.

Why should a homeowner choose pavers over concrete for an outdoor living space? According to Sipe, "Pavers are known for their strength and beauty. They are three to four times stronger than concrete. Paving stones offer many options for texture, pattern color, and even borders. Pavers look better and last longer." Everyone's concrete driveway looks like everyone else's, but with a driveway designed to match your home, your house will be different and stand out on your street.

Rain is an issue in the Pacific Northwest, and a correctly designed outdoor space with pavers will control and direct rainwater. The water seeps between the stones into the sand and gravel layer beneath and then gets absorbed into the ground, which contributes to the groundwater table instead of shooting the water into the street. This permeability will ensure no puddles to navigate when pavers are used.

Installed correctly, pavers will last as long as the house. Concrete or asphalt has a life span of five to ten years.

Pavers may cost more upfront but will last longer than other options. When roots or freezing temperatures wreak havoc with your hardscape, pavers can be removed and repaired one at a time instead of tearing up the entire concrete slab.

Pacific Northwest customers prefer businesses from their area.

"We are a local company," Sipe said. "Most of the pavers used by Quality Paving and Design are manufactured here in Oregon by Western Interlock, near Salem."

If the idea of using pavers is appealing, Quality Paving and Design can have your space designed and underway in three to four weeks.

"We have extensive experience staying on top of our scheduling," Sipe said. "We manage that very well."

"A customer should use pavers to enhance their lifestyle. An attractive exterior space will draw you towards the outdoors and be a living space outside the home. We want our clients to use that outdoor space to unplug from life and plug back into your family."


Serving Portland, Oregon, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Tualatin, Wilsonville, Happy Valley, Gresham, Clackamas, Vancouver, Washington, Camas, Washougal


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