Our Advice

To insure that a paver project will remain solid and uniform, certain steps in the installation process must be followed. As an ICPI Certified Installer we follow strict guidelines during the entire installation. We spend a great deal of time planning the layout for each and every project we install, we then excavate the area making sure to remove enough of the existing soil to allow for the proper amount of processed gravel to be installed. We then install approximately 6" of gravel for walks and patios and compact the area several times with a mechanical plate compactor. Once we have the gravel uniform and adequately compacted, we spread a one inch course of concrete sand and begin laying the pavers. After the paver installation we apply polymeric sand over the pavers and compact once again. This forces the polymeric sand into the joints and securely locks the pavers in place.

Concrete pavers are extremely durable and our installation process insures that the finished product will not settle or sink. Therefore, concrete paver patios and walkways offer very low maintenance as well as being an attractive improvement to your home. The most important maintenance routine is to keep the pavers clean. Grass clippings and other weed debris that are blown or fall onto the pavers can possibly germinate in the joints, although this is rare, keeping the pavers clean will prevent it. Remember, because of our installation process nothing can grow up from beneath the pavers only the surface joints are at risk for weeds. We do install a joint stablilizer in the paver joints and that along with proper maintenance will prevent any problems with weeds. In addition to that rock salt should not be used for snow and ice removal. As with any concrete surface, rock salt can damage concrete pavers.