Stamped concrete and pavers both create beautiful driveways, sidewalks, paths and patios. In order to choose the right product for the job, it’s important to weigh the benefits, drawbacks and costs. Stamped concrete is poured concrete that has been stamped to create a pattern. It can mimic the look of brick and stone and can be custom colored. It is generally less expensive than pavers per square foot. However, stamped concrete is a one-shot deal. It can only be stamped once, and if it cracks or fades, it can be very time consuming and costly to repair.
Interlocking pavers come in a wide variety of sizes and colors and can be laid to create custom patterns. Installing patio pavers involves digging a certain depth into the ground, laying a foundation of gravel and sand for level surface, placing the stones and locking them together. If one stone chips or cracks, the stone can easily be lifted out and replaced with another stone.