Q. Can I Install Pavers Myself?
A. Yes you can install pavers yourself! The easiest types of pavers to install are mortarless ones. All you need to do is to prepare your base material, your sand bedding, lay your pavers, and then sweep sand over the joints filling them up.
Q. What is the Base Material made of?
A. The base material should be made of crushed stone. The crushed stones should have varying sized particles and Sharpe edges, this makes for better compaction. The better your base compacts together the flatter your paved surface will be.
Q. Can I Use Pavers and Paving Stones Over Existing Concrete?
A. Yes, but you may have a step formed, if lying directly on top of a concrete slab. It is recommended that you obtain a quote for the removal of concrete slabs, for it may not be that expensive.
Q. Will My Pavers Move or Shift?
A. Ensuring that your pavers do not move or shift really lies in using a good edge restraint. If you live in a hotter region, be sure to use a concrete edge restraint, rather a plastic type, which may buckle under extreme heat.
Q. Should I Seal My Pavers?
A. Sealing your pavers is not necessary, it is however recommended! The reasons for this are that a sealed paver surface is much easier to clean, or may even prevent staining. Also, sealing will enhance and maintain your brightly colored pavers. Lastly, sealing your pavers will prevent the growth of weeds in between your joints.
Q. Will Weeds Grow Between the Joints of My Pavers?
A. By ensuring that your joints are completely filled up with sand, this will help prevent the amount of weed seeds that fall between the joints. You can also seal your pavers, which will coat the joints, making it impossible for weeds to grow.
Q. What Do I Do If My Pavers Are Stained?
A. There are a number of different cleaning solutions available on the market. Whether it is an oil stain, grease and grime, rust, moss and algae, or rubber marks, there is a product suitable for all stains.
Q. What Happens If My Pavers Are Chipped or Damaged?
A. The great thing about pavers is that they are so easy to repair! They can be pried out with the use of two screwdrivers, and replaced with new ones. It's that easy! This makes pavers a very cost efficient product, for there are no real high costs involved in repairing.