Interlocking Pavers – 10 Reasons to Install Interlocking Pavers

Interlocking Pavers – 10 Reasons to Install Interlocking Pavers

  Aesthetic – Pavers are a versatile design tool. Contemporary, modern, traditional…the design options with interlocking pavers are virtually endless. From a herringbone pattern to a beautiful monogram cut directly out of pavers, installing interlocking pavers will dramatically improve the look of your driveway, walkway, patio or pool deck. Cost – The cost to install pavers is not as expensive as you may think. While pavers are slightly more expensive than standard poured concrete they are generally less expensive than if you were to install stained or stamped concrete. Not only are they comparably priced but the long-term expense is significantly less than any type of concrete or asphalt. While a plain, concrete slab is more affordable upfront, the long-term costs for repairs and/or replacements will almost always outweigh the initial savings. Installation – Choose a certified paver specialist. Farley Interlocking Paving Stones is an ICPI certified installation specialist. We only do pavers! When choosing an interlocking paving system, it’s critical, if you want to reap all the benefits of a paving system, to choose a certified, experienced paver installer. When properly installed, pavers can last a lifetime. Durability – Pavers are strong and last. Few things are unconditionally guaranteed; however, you can be 100% sure that your concrete will crack. Pavers are rated as 4 times stronger than concrete and as such can hold 4 times as much weight as concrete without cracking. Unsightly concrete cracking may possibly be camouflaged by staining or stamping the concrete but it will never stop cracking and those cracks quickly become safety hazards that you cannot fix by camouflaging them. Pavers will last...

Corsican Villas Improves Private Residential Streets and Property Values with European Style Interlocking Pavers

With the community’s asphalt lifespan reaching its end, the Corsican Villas Board Members needed to evaluate replacement options. After a thorough lifecycle cost analysis and property value analysis, the board chose to resurface the community’s entry, streets, and driveways with beautiful European style interlocking pavers. The 130-unit condominium community, located near Ironwood, The Reserve, and the Vintage in South Palm Desert, on land originally owned and developed by Bing Crosby between 1963 and 1973, is a culturally iconic desert neighborhood. This slideshow requires JavaScript. “Our lifecycle cost analysis showed that interlocking pavers would pay back in ten year’s time with the added benefit of elevating the look and bringing a warmth to the community that can’t be matched with asphalt,” said Wayne Hatzenbiler, member of the Corsican Villas HOA board. According to a local study of Bighorn Golf Club by reserve fund consultant Robert Tuvell, interlocking pavers are less expensive than asphalt when comparing lifecycle costs. Farley worked with the board to create a custom blend Belgard paver called “Corsican Blend,” designed to blend with and pick up the natural shades of the community’s environment. The result is a clean, sophisticated, architecturally modern look that transforms the warmth and elevates the refinement of the community as a whole. “We create unique color blends that make older communities look more vibrant without looking obnoxious. We can blend a color that blends with beige buildings and terracotta roofs so that it looks more architecturally current and more expensive,” said Charissa Farley, CEO of Farley Interlocking Pavingstones. “Communities like Bighorn that have interlocking paver streets have set the standards for all communities —...
Is the Best Home Improvement Upgrading Your Community Streets to Interlocking Pavers?

Is the Best Home Improvement Upgrading Your Community Streets to Interlocking Pavers?

You never get a second change to make a good first impression, and when it comes to home value this is especially true. Years ago it was commonly thought that the kitchen and bath were the most important place to put your money when remodeling to increase the value of your home. In the past decade however, that has changed and almost every expert’s recommendations (including an article in the Wall Street Journal) now starts with curb appeal at the top of the list. For this reason, the use of interlocking pavers in driveways, front walkways, and entries has skyrocketed. Most new communities now incorporate the front yard pavers as standard while the backyard landscaping, pool and pavers may be standard or options. Many older communities facing costly HOA repairs to cracked concrete driveways have already instituted driveway replacement plans either replacing all of their driveways with pavers in phases or facilitating group discounts and/or incentives to encourage individual homeowners to replace the driveway and thus relieving the HOA of any liability for the cracked driveways in the future. But does curb appeal really start at the curb? Don’t visitors get their first impression at the entry of the community? What do the streets say about the property values? Are they cracked and resealed? Do they bleed black tire tracks onto the driveways and garages? Developers have long known that paver streets sell homes and add value whether it be the high end custom home community that wants the highest value, a high density condo project that needs to look like a warm village rather than a cramped and sterile...
Charissa Farley Featured In Valley Woman Magazine

Charissa Farley Featured In Valley Woman Magazine

Charissa Farley is making headlines again with a feature article in Valley Woman Magazine highlighting “Women at the Top of Their Game.” In the article, author June Allan Corrigan pulls back the veil, giving readers a candid, 3-dimensional look at the woman behind the glamorous “Queen of Pavers” image seen on billboards and glossy magazine ad spreads throughout the valley. For those who know Charissa as the fabulous-looking socialite with an infectiously cheery demeanor, Corrigan’s article uncovers how this diva in an evening gown came to lead a top-performing company in the male-dominated construction industry. A Palm Springs Life award-winning business leader, mom, foster mom, social butterfly, Bikrim yoga fanatic, fashion plate, friend, philanthropist, adventurer, charity board member, and television show host, Charissa Farley is a woman who wears many hats beyond the hardhat. Read about those many hats and how she manages them with grace, tact, and style in the feature article titled “A woman of substance and style who knows her way around pavers and the social scene,” or view the full digital version of the May Issue of Valley Woman...
Paver DO’s and DON’Ts

Paver DO’s and DON’Ts

By Charissa Farley Originally published in Hardscape Magazine’s Oct / Nov 2012 Print Issue California contractor Charissa Farley told how she’s successfully taken on different market segments that don’t typically use pavers such as: Communities stuck on asphalt/poured concrete and, Homeowners/architects seeking contemporary styling stone, stamped or scored concrete To do this, Charissa sells the advantages of pavers and searches the globe for products suitable for different markets while also pushing manufacturers to create unique looks. In this article, Charissa offers some of her paver DO’s and DON’Ts.            ...