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Paver History (Part 3)


The Roman stone pavers helped make the Romans the biggest powerhouse nation in the world at the time. These amazing stone paved roads interconnected what would come to be known as the first and largest interstate highway system in the world, thus allowing the Romans to speedily bring supplies, communication, trade and commerce across vast networks of cities and towns. Although 50,000 miles of the roads were paved, another 200,000 miles of roads were connected to these main paved highways and byways. Because the Roman Empire was expanding at such a huge rate, they were able to use soldiers and slaves to continue their paving expansion. You can only imagine a lesser, underdeveloped civilization trying to compete or even fight with such a juggernaut!

We here at Paver Pros in New Jersey are experienced in paving pathways, patios and can create a pool area into your own Greek or Roman retreat that would make even the greatest god or goddess in Olympia jealous! Call us for ideas!

In our earlier blogs on Paver History we defined what paver means and found out where the oldest pavers were found, heading all the way back, over 5000 years ago. Greek and Roman pavers created incredible roads that extended tens of thousands of miles. They also used early paver technology in making pools, open patios, foyers, walkways and more. Instead of walking on dirt and mud, man was now walking on beautiful paved paths and instead of having a big mound of dirt in your yard, you had a stone paved patio that you and your family could enjoy!

Paved roads were used to expand militarily and politically but it also served as a means to exchange ideas, communications and brought innovation and forward philosophies and ideas. Pavers had a direct contribution to this expansion. The technology used to build these roads was developed as the roads were made and improved over and over. Romans actually tilted the paver stones to create a slight run off for rain; this use of tilting the road is still used in the engineering of today’s roads!

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Brick Paver Pros far exceeded my expectations from start to finish. Tom keeps it simple everything is very transparent, he was very upfront with everything and very professional. He listened, he made great suggestions, above all he delivered. Job started as promised, site was kept clean at all times. Everyone was very professional at all times. Most important pool was completed and we were swimming when he promised we would be. Brick Paver Pros built us a pool that is everything we wanted with superior quality. We highly recommend Brick Paver Pros and look forward to working with them in the future.


Brick Paver Pros handled our whole job from digging the hole, forming the pool, setting the slide, installing equipment, plumbing, placing the boulders around the slide, installing the perimeter fencing and all 3200sqft of paver patio surrounding our pool.  This is a large expenditure and a permanent one, and I don't regret one penny of the incredible backyard dream that Brick Paver Pros delivered and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a superior "custom" pool and patio.


Tom has great vision and delivers with perfection. We were using our pool a day or two before his promised completion date which is extremely rare in this industry. Tom also did our landscape and circular driveway which was also exceptionally finished. We would never use anyone else.


Hired Tom at Brick Paver Pros to build a gunite pool, new patio and driveway at my personal residence in Spring Lake, NJ. Tom is an absolute professional and has mastered his craft. I have built or rehabilitated 10 houses and have never been so happy with a contractor. Tom was always available and always followed up. I really appreciated how he spent hours showing us around to pools and other projects that he completed in the area - gave us confidence he would do the job and he delivered!!!!