The Beauty and Durability of Cobblestone
Cobblestone, known as granite sett, refers to naturally rounded granite stones for paving roads, driveways and pathways. They have been used for centuries to construct roadways and walkways due to their durability and aesthetic appeal.
Quicksetts: The Modern Alternative
Quicksetts from Jobling Purser are the modern-day, ideal alternative to traditional granite setts. The primary benefit of Quicksetts is its speed of application compared with traditional methods. Less disruption to traffic – less disruption to local businesses – less disruption full stop!
Withstanding the Test of Time
Cobblestone is an extremely tough and durable material that can last for generations. Granite, the type of rock used for cobblestones, is one of the hardest rocks in the world.
It can easily withstand heavy vehicle traffic and harsh weather conditions with minimal wear and tear.
Cobblestones that have been in place for over 100 years are still in excellent condition in many historic areas.
Lower Costs in the Long Run
While the initial cost of cobblestone can be higher than some other paving options, its long lifespan means lower maintenance and replacement costs over time.
Quick and Easy Installation
The traditional method of laying cobblestones is time-consuming and labour-intensive.
Quicksetts provide the beauty of cobblestone in a fast and efficient manner.
They are precast concrete pavers moulded to have the shape, texture and colour of natural granite cobblestones. With Quicksetts, you can achieve an authentic cobblestone look in a fraction of the time.
Ideal for Harsh Weather
Cobblestones are well suited for harsh weather conditions for several reasons:
- Granite is impervious to water and moisture. It does not absorb water that can seep into the stone.
- Granite is resistant to salt used for de-icing roads in winter. Salt does not deteriorate the rock.
- Cobblestones do not fade or stain easily when exposed to sunlight and UV radiation.
- Due to their rounded shape and thickness, cobblestones provide very stable surfaces even when exposed to heavy rain, snow and flooding.
- Stone materials like granite are naturally fire resistant and can withstand exposure to wildfires without damage.
Is cobblestone expensive?
Cobblestone can vary in price depending on a few factors, such as where you live and the quality of the cobblestone. In general, cobblestone can be more expensive than other types of paving materials like concrete or asphalt due to its durability and aesthetic appeal.
However, the cost of cobblestone can vary widely depending on the source and the size and shape of the stones. Additionally, if you are purchasing cobblestone for a larger project, such as a driveway or patio, the installation costs can also add to the overall expense.
It’s best to do some research and obtain quotes from multiple sources to better understand the cost of cobblestones in your area.
Quicksetts are worth considering. They provide speed, economy and durability while retaining the aesthetic appeal of natural granite setts. For historically-sensitive areas or those desiring traditional craftsmanship, natural cobblestones may still be preferred. But for most projects, Quicksetts offer an ideal balance of form and function.