There are many benefits to using pavers over concrete. Pavers are specifically manufactured for patio surfaces. With many types of sizes, colors, and multiple pattern combinations, pavers can add value to your home and provide an excellent return on your investments. Professionally installed pavers for patios, walkways, and driveways beautifies your entire property. The team at Hardscaprs searches for and evaluates top pros in your area that will provide excellent service, exceed your expectations and provided the right paver materials for your next project!
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Benefits to Using Pavers Over Other Materials
How Pavers are Made
Pavers are manufactured in a controlled environment, which means the consistency and quality is unmatched. Pavers are set in a form that creates the paver from a blend of concrete, cement, bounding agents and color. Pavers can be manufactured with a texture that can give it a look of slate of natural stone in some cases. Finally, pavers are pressed and compacted to a specific PSI (pound per square inch) most pavers are pressed between 7,000 – 11,000 PSI depending on manufacturer. This means you have a very strong material. Most concrete is poured at 3500 PSI.
Pavers Come in Variety Of Materials, Colors and Patterns
Ask your contractor to discuss the type of paver they are presenting you for installation. Pavers come in many sizes, shapes, colors, thicknesses, and patterns. Based on the location, State, or City of your home there will be manufacturers in your local area. Ask your contractor for a small sample of the paver you chose from the manufactures catalog. You can also contact us here @ Hardscaprs with any questions you may have regarding pavers you may be considering.
Pavers are Extremely Durable and Require Minimal Maintenance
When homeowners invest in a paver driveway or patio, they can expect extreme durability, minimal maintenance, and, you guessed it, added value to their home. According to Inman, a leading real estate news source, hardscaping and paver additions to homes (when done properly) can deliver a return on investment of anywhere between 30% to 60%. Note: this return on investment may vary depending on many variables.
What to Expect From Concrete Solutions
Concrete poured driveways can crack, develop hairline fractures and settle in a very short time after being poured. Additionally, when this occurs we have two options. Either repair the driveway with a patch job, which has an unpleasant appearance, or completely endure the cost of a new concrete driveway. Paver driveway’s on the other hand are resistant to many of these issues and allows our clients many different options, from paver type, colors, sizes, and patterns.
Paver Installation Process
- Demo and Excavate 3”-5” of existing surface, remove and haul away all debris.
- Compact Native Soil to ensure a firm base.
- Installation of Geo Fabric Barrier (Optional)
- Install 3”- 4” ¾ minus crush rock
- Drainage System Installation (Optional)
- Compact Base to a 98% compaction ratio.
- Install 1” of Sharp Angled Bedding Sand.
- Install Desired Pavers and Design.
- Compact Pavers.
- Install Polymeric Joint Sand and Compact Pavers per ICPI Standards.
- Wash and Clean Pavers.
- Apply Environment Protective Sealer (Optional)