What should you know before installing pavers
Other materials exist in the market like rubber pavers, glass pavers, plastic and clay. Clay pavers, also called brick pavers, provide an advantage of color resistance since they are made from natural materials and are oven baked.
Interlocking pavers were brought from Eur nike running shoes ope in the early 70’s and were commonly used with natural stone pavers in street and houses. Today most projects use concrete pavers due to the many advantages over other pavement methods, for example: Interlocking pavers support heavy weight and are manufactured as individual pieces with a high compression process (min 8000 psi). Pavers don’t crack since the joints absorb pressure differences over the top surface. Pavers are low in maintenance and do not require any future treatment compared to asphalt and stamped concrete. Another big advantage with using pavers is that they are easy and inexpensive to repair. Dealing with repairs and stains will be faster and cheaper than with any other method and will not look like a patch.
Pavers are available in a wide range of colors and designs to choose from. Today, pavers are commonly used on residential and commercial projects for their elegant and or old look as well as for their low maintenance with results that last a life time.
Using marking paint mark the parameter of the area you want to pave.
Using string and a level stretch the string across the longest line creating more than ” slope away from the house foundation
Using a rake, a pick, and 2×4 level the marked area following the string to be smooth and even.
Using a compactor, compact it couple of times at least once for each 1″ of fill.
Again using the string, find the longest straight line and stretch the string across and start laying the pavers against it in a straight line.
Using the marker, nike running shoes mark the final shape and make all cuts.
Dig down around all the parameter 4″ 6″.
Fill up a wheelbarrow of sand and mix it with bag of cement, add water and mix.
Using a shovel and rubber mallet, fill up all the parameter with concrete and put the paver border as you go.
Sweep sand on the top surface.
Different projects will have different requirements and a few changes in the installation process. Feel free to call and ask any questions about pavers installation.
Installing pavers is time consuming and hard work, sure everybody can do it if you have the time and the knowledge, but we often see and repair projects that homeowners did without help from a professional dealing with more expenses and work. This is something that will affect reselling or at least come up as a negative point and at some point in time, the homeowner will decide to call a pro to fix or reinstall t nike running shoes he whole project. With years of experience our crews deliver professional results in minimum amount of time. We make sure all results are for your satisfaction leaving the job site as clean and as neat as it was. We know how hard it is to have a construction project on your property, so we do all we can to keep everything clean and organized during the project, even on most rainy days or when weather temperatures are 115 degrees. Our efforts of finishing your project in time won’t stop us from working and finishing your project. Let the professionals do the work. We do pavers and just pavers every day all year round, we are licensed bonded and insured, and we are members of the Interlock Concrete Paver Institute and also with the Better Business Bureau. Isn’t that already talked for itself? It’s surely worth your money and time and if you really need, we will be more flexible by stretching your payment with an interest free plan of up to 180 days.
10 things you should know before hiring a pavers contractor.
Hiring a licensed pavement contractor doesn’t necessarily mean that he has a specific K 05 brick paver license. Today also block, landscape, and general masonry contractors do pavers, some of them do a great job, but still they are not trained to do pavers as their main specialty.
Short research on the contractor with BBB, ROC, ICPI and on line reviews will give you a better picture of who the contractor is.
Testimonials and references are a great way to measure customer satisfaction. Most contractors will have a list of them.
Consulting local pavers suppliers is a great way to collect more information on your contractor.
Delaying a project after it started because of a misunderstanding or a conflict will discourage the contractor of finding a solution because of lost work days. Do good research before and in case of any problem during the project, try to solve it on the spot.
Usually signing a contract for labor and material will save you money since most contractors have better rates based on quantity for all kind of materials, you can still ask to break down the price to see a summary of the costs.
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If you have a landscape and hardscape combined project it will save you time to hire one contractor for both jobs, but the results may result in lesser quality than if you were to hire individual professionals to do the work. You will have to manage your project and deal with each contractor separately, but you’ll have professional results besides saving money.
Negotiating for a better price is always good to a certain point where you are not compromising quality. The contractor will not tell you that so if you are getting a lower cost than average, ask the contractor how was he able to do it and what is behind it, don’t accept answer like; “it’s a special that we have right now”.
Compaction and paver base are the most important parts in doing pavers. Focus your question about them to make sure that the contractor has enough knowledge about it and later talk about colors and designs.