What are the advantages of using interlocking paving stones?
Different paving styles
- Numerous color possibilities
- Create your own design
- Low cost, low maintenance
- 50 year + life expectancy
- No cracking
- Stronger than poured concrete or ashpalt
- Perfect for freeze-thaw conditions
- Pavers adjust with soil conditions
Do concrete pavers stain?
There is no way that we can prevent oil from dripping on concrete pavers. However, because pavers are more dense than regular poured concrete, they will be easier to clean if the stain is cleaned immediately. If you are working around your paver patio, walkway, or driveway with paint, cement, or mortar and should accidentally spill this on your paver surface, you should clean it off right away before it has a chance to dry. Otherwise, it will stain your pavers. If cleaning of the stained pavers is not possible, you will be able to remove the pieces that are stained and replace them without needing to saw-cut and leave a scar in your paving.
How are pavers maintained?
Pavers can be rinsed or pressure cleaned. Organic stains may be removed with a weak solution of dish soap and water and brushing with a brush, then rinsing. Extensive pressure cleaning can blow the sand out of the gaps and the area needs to be re sanded. After years your paving stones can look tired , this is caused by some fading by the sun , and mostly ground in dirt . A thorough cleaning with the appropriate cleaning solutions will refresh the pavers . To preserve this refreshed, clean appearance, pavers can be sealed. Please contact us for options and referrals. Bleach or acid should not be used on pavers. Weed seed may invade the sanded gaps from above . Those weeds can be treated with liquid weed killer or pulled.
Can pavers be installed over my existing concrete driveway?
It is not possible to install pavers on an existing concrete driveway. The existing driveway usually needs to be removed at least partially and 2 3/8 pavers should be used for vehicular areas. Pedestrian areas can be installed with 1" pavers or 23/8" pavers over concrete depending on the overall elevation .
What is the curing time?
You can use vehicular areas within 24 hours post installation , and pedestrian areas immediately. The border is set in concrete , which requires a minimum of 24 hours curing and therefore the borders should not be driven or stepped on for this time . You can certainly walk on the center stones immediately after completion .
Do I have to re-sand the pavers continually ?
No. We push the sand deep into the gaps with water pressure and fill the gaps. Sand will move and settle, and you might have some gaps visibly filled with sand and others look as if sand is missing. This is not an indication that there is a problem. The surface sand is cosmetic. Unless pavers are repeatedly and aggressively pressure cleaned, you will not have to re-sand .