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Paver History (Part 1)


Paver Pros in New Jersey has been involved in the custom paver business for years. We find that many people do not know really what pavers actually do. For many, they don’t hear of the term until they are looking at buying a new home, fixing up their current home, or adding a patio, driveway, pool or other addition to their homes and properties.

Essentially, “pave” means to cover a road, path, walkway, etc with a surface such as stones, bricks, tiles or concrete. Paver is the noun form of this action, meaning the business of (profession), person doing or subject in regard to creation of this action of paving. The word paver comes from Latin literally meaning “to ram down.” You can imagine seeing this action of men “ramming” stones down to create old flat brick and stone roads.

In modern terms, pavers have come to specifically mean interlocking concrete, composite or brick flooring. This flooring is generally used outdoors in “hardscaping” areas like pools, walkways, patios, driveways, etc. The bricks themselves are cast and their designs interlock creating unique beautiful patterns and looks. The difference between paver stones/bricks and a normal brick, stone or tile is that these use grout in the joints and usually pavers just lock and set together, again interlocking with each other. Paver stones can be made of many different substances but can include clay, brick, cement and other miscellaneous aggregate compounds.

An example of this over all definition would be, “We hired Paver Pros to install paving stones around the pool and patio, and it looks amazing!”

The history of pavers goes fairly far back in history. We touched on the history above with the definition of paver going back to the Latin word “pavīre.” Since this is the first time the word is used, in modern time, we can see the relationship of where paving first appeared in history (although there are obviously earlier ruins that show paving was done by the oldest civilizations on the planet).

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Client Testimonials

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!!!!