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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.
When you make use of high pressure cleaners you may not be completely aware of the kind of pressure to use and could end up in damaging the pavers. As a matter of fact high pressure cleaning is quite damaging to your pavers. You could opt for a general clean over making use of household detergents and warm water. Sweep and scrub using specific brushes and brooms that are available for this purpose. Cleaning pavers is a quintessential chore and the right mode of cleaning should be chosen for different materials of pavers. Maintain your patios and driveways in good condition by periodically cleaning pavers. This goes a long way in giving an extended lifespan to your pavers and increasing the long term value of your business.
Read everything through carefully to be sure that you will receive exactly what the estimator outlined during the sales pitch. Due diligence has saved many homeowners from hiring mistakes lost investments and severe headaches. Negotiate payment terms that support both parties. Many contractors require a deposit to secure your position on the schedule and pay for materials up front. The balance of your project will likely be due upon completion. If your driveway it is a larger project a payment may be due at the completion of a certain milestone but be sure to have a good look at the paving before releasing final payment. If your project does not comply with the details in your written contract call the estimator and insist on proper completion.
Let each contractor know you are obtaining multiple quotes. Set a deadline for receipt and grade them based on the initial meeting professionalism of the quotation price etc. Be sure to compare apples to apples; each paver driveway installer should be bidding on identical project specs using identical materials. Theres nothing better than word of mouth and testimonials but property owners need to be knowledgeable. Whether its making the first call or comparing the quotes received its up to the consumer to get the "talk around town."