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ChristinaJudy Pavers June 09th, 2018 - 18:59:13
We frequently install thin pavers on top of base material when the project calls for it. For instance if we are remodeling an existing pool deck and the client wants to expand the deck area we will simply excavate the addition compact four inches of base material and install the thin pavers on top so that they are flush with the thin pavers we just installed over top of the existing pool deck. The reason we choose to use a thin paver in this example is to maintain color shade and variation consistency throughout the entire project. Thick and thin pavers never match exactly because they are manufactured at different times using different aggregates. The variation in color dye blending and moisture content of the sand and aggregates during the manufacturing process is what gives each batch of pavers its own distinct look.
Thin pavers were created to remodel existing pool decks patios sidewalks and front entries. They are perfect for any non-vehicular application that remodels an existing concrete slab. By a technical definition thin pavers are not considered pavers. Instead they are considered to be a tile. Their thickness relative to their shape prevents them from being considered a paver. Typically thin pavers are anywhere from three quarters of inch in thickness to an inch and a quarter. Since they are about half the thickness of regular pavers they should cost less right? Unfortunately on a material only basis thin pavers cost the same as thick pavers. The reason for this is that overwhelmingly thick pavers are in much higher demand than thin pavers. Therefore it is a burden on the production company to produce their less frequently demanded thin counterparts.
Concrete Pavers: This type of paver over the years has been the paver of choice. Why you may ask? Well just about everyone from the homeowner to the professional contractor finds their many benefits to be a plus. What is the main attraction? The durability that they provide is at the top of the list. A great place to utilize these is the driveway due to the fact that they can handle a lot of weight. What else provides the attraction? They stand up great in different weather. They dont crack due to they expand and contract. Here is another great benefit. They are easy to repair. If one needs to be fixed all that needs to be done is to put it in the area of need. Also they are great for around the swimming pool due to the fact that they are skid resistant. This comes in very helpful when walking around barefoot by the pool. Finally taking care of them is pretty easy. Pressing washing intermittently will keep them clean and give you that great look for years to come.
Sealing pavers immediately after installation decreases chances of getting displaced or disfigured. The pavers set in sand move and adjust so in case a piece of pavers is chipped off in the process immediately replace it. So keeping a few extra pavers in stock is a good idea in case the particular design suddenly goes off the market. You dont want to ruin a perfectly symmetrical patio with one mismatched paver. If the pavers are laid on sand check them annually to see if the pieces have sunk. Brush in sand in the space in between them if necessary. The sand in the joints should be half as high as the level of the pavers. Sealing concrete in between prevents this problem.