Need info paver brick patio vs cement, draining, etc
I can't find an appropriate forum for my question, so hopefully someone here can give me a good answer.
I have a small area that is nothing but foxtails and weeds, possibly crab grass as well. I would like to convert it to a patio area. Money is very tight, and my dream of a brick patio would be my first choice, but the labor is likely to cost me more, so now it is between ordinary pinkish-red pavers vs. cement.
My concerns are, doesn't cement trap heat during hot days? Won't drainage from rain or other be an issue? When comparing brick pavers to cement, is one softer (as in walking over it) over another? Somehow cement seems hard. I know it feels harder when driving over a cement highway compared to an asphalt paved highway, so I have to ask if it is the same in a patio?
Any advice would be appreciated.