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...
Farley Interlocking Pavingstones Is The First Local Company To Machine-Install Sustainable Concrete Pavers At  Marrakesh County Club

Farley Interlocking Pavingstones Is The First Local Company To Machine-Install Sustainable Concrete Pavers At Marrakesh County Club

PALM DESERT (Calif.) – In an innovative first for a local business, Farley Interlocking Paverstones is utilizing sophisticated machine-install technology at Marrakesh Country Club to install stylish, sustainable concrete pavers, replacing the asphalt streets, parking lots and entrance area. Marrakesh, the iconic Moroccan architecture-influenced country club, is the first country club in the Coachella Valley to potentially replace all of their asphalt and use interlocking pavers that actually cost less over the life of the pavement. “Pavers do not require resealing and will never crack, said Charissa Farley, owner of Farley Interlocking Pavingstones in Palm Desert. “We are particularly proud that Marrakesh and the City of Palm Desert are progressive in supporting the use of pavers, which are sustainable,” said Farley, a certified installer known as the “Queen of Pavers” in the industry. She also credited Charles Greely of Dudek Engineering of Palm Desert in developing a water quality management plan to use permeable pavers to capture storm water, filter it and recharge to the underground aquifer. She said the machine-install process is capable of installing up to 4,000 square feet of pavers a day. “We are the first local contractor to utilize machine install and are proud to bring this advanced technology to the valley,” she said. Overall, Farley Interlocking Pavers have installed over a million square feet of pavers in the valley and work with clients throughout Southern California. She said the commercial use of sustainable permeable pavers are catching on nationwide, noting that the City of Chicago has installed some 5 million square feet while Los Angeles is now planning to install a million square feet. Interlocking...