How to Boost your Curb Appeal with Interlock

10 July 2020

First impressions are made when guests arrive at your home and home owners can dramatically increase the curb appeal of their houses with interlock. Also known as interlocking, interlock bricks, interlock stones, and interlock pavers, interlock is a great choice of material for covering numerous surfaces on your property.

Pavage Massie has a team of expert pavers with a vast amount of experience in designing and installing interlock in Ottawa, Gatineau, and the surrounding area. Commonly asked questions about interlock projects include:

• Does interlock provide a good return on investment (ROI)?
• Are Canadian winters safe for interlocking walkways and driveways?
• What are the benefits of interlock over asphalt, cement or concrete?
• Do interlock surfaces require a lot of maintenance?

Let’s take a look at the many ways installing interlock on your property can boost your curb appeal.

Interlock: Endless Possibilities
We aren’t exaggerating when we say that there are an infinite number of ways to use interlock around your home, and countless looks that can be achieved. No matter if you are looking for a small upgrade to your property, or a complete outdoor landscaping make-over, including interlock in your design will add sophistication and value. In fact, interlock is one of the exterior features that brings a significant return on investment when it comes to your home’s resale value.

Where Interlock can be used.
Interlock can be used to cover any gravel, grass, dirt, asphalt or paved surface. Common spaces where interlock bricks or stones are used include:
• Pool and spa surrounds
• Walkways (front, side or backyard)
• Side and garage entryways
• Front steps and porches
• Driveways (full or partial)
• Flower beds or raised garden walls
• Retaining walls
• Patios
• Garden paths

Interlock choices are unlimited.
It’s rare for any 2 interlock projects to be exactly the same. Homeowners have numerous options when it comes to:
• The size of the interlock bricks, stones and pavers
• The colour of the interlock
• The pattern that the interlock is laid in
• The texture of the stones
• The size of each piece within the pattern
• The uniformity or randomness in the pattern repetition
• The material used in the interlock (natural stone, concrete pavers, etc.)

Not all interlock projects are suited to all choices. With this in mind, it’s wise to consult the professionals when choosing the design and materials for your interlock projects. It’s never too soon to start the conversation. In fact, by consulting a professional interlock design and installation team from the very outset can save you a lot of time and money because you’ll be working with the right materials in order to achieve the exact look and feel that you’re after.

Interlock is a long-lasting choice.
Interlock surfaces are generally more durable and longer lasting than other re-surfacing materials including asphalt, concrete and cement. One of the reasons that interlock out-lasts these other surface choices is the fact that interlocking is flexible and expands and re-settles to the original position during seasonal freeze-thaw cycles. As such, interlock driveways, sidewalks and walls require less maintenance than asphalt surfaces, especially, that require patching and resealing after Canadian winters.

In the event that some stones need to be replaced due to damage or staining, the repair process is far less invasive because individual stones can be replaced.
Tip: keep any leftover materials from your initial installation so that you’ll have a perfect match should you need to replace any interlock stones.

Whether your vision is a classic, timeless feel, or a contemporary, unique look, using interlock in your landscaping and exterior project is sure to enhance your curb appeal and make everyone feel welcome and show your pride of ownership. Reach out to the professionals at Pavage Massie to start the conversation about the interlock of your dreams!