ChristinaJudy Patio Tiles July 20th, 2018 - 09:17:04
This overview looks at: some of the problems with hardscape surfaces the do not allow water to penetrate Low Impact Design (or LID) and how it seeks to treat this problem and some general information about how permeable pavers can accomplish this in addition to stating how they conform to The Americans with Disabilites Standards plus some pointers on how these pavers can be used in LEED projects and the areas in which they can be used for points. Low Impact Development (LID): A design strategy with the goal of "maintaining and enhancing the pre-development hydrologic regime of urban and developing watersheds." One of the primary objectives of LID is reduce water runoff by decreasing permeable surfaces.
The final step which ensures a tight secure field is to wash joint sand over the newly installed pavers. This sand will fill any and all voids between each and every paver. Its only purpose is to ensure that none of the pavers move. Frequently homeowners are concerned by the presence of sand on their deck. We remind them however that you need not see this join sand. Thin pavers are at least an inch in thickness and the smallest amount say 1/4 of inch of joint sand between the bricks for this type of application will keep all of the pavers in place and secure for years to come.
Once the coping has been installed and is secure we actually install the paver field. The first thing we do before we lay the paver field is to prepare the existing surface. We replace any and all drains so that we no longer have mold and mildew growth. Next we spread a small 1/8 to ¼ inch bed of sand on top of the deck. If there are low areas where water collects during hard rains then we will float these areas and raise their elevations with this bedding sand. In addition to changing the pitch of the deck the sand serves as a smooth surface to which the paver field will be installed upon. The interlocking pattern chosen by the homeowner will be dictated by the shapes the homeowner chooses.
There are plenty other benefits provided by this popular and easy home improvement alternative simply because once you explore and understand how it works you quickly find endless redesigning opportunities that could fit any space at home. Installation process of this unique Do It Yourself Patio Tiles technique takes no more than just few hours (pending the size of the surface you are about to cover) not including drying time. As mentioned earlier installation is quite easy however it is advised to keep the above advices once you are ready to start with the installation process.