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ChristinaJudy Patio Tiles June 17th, 2018 - 17:26:54
So youve decided that its time to do away with your existing deck. Most likely you have an existing deck surface that is cracking and chipping with mold and drainage issues. The main issue when considering what product to choose for your remodel is how it will hold up over time. Thin pavers are the only permanent solution on the market today. The reason pavers are considered a permanent solution is due to the inherent durability of the product and the fact that they are not actually adhered to the existing surface but instead float above the deck. Even tile which will be adhered to the surface will end up cracking over time as that surface fails beneath. Any product for that matter which is adhered to the existing surface be it cool deck tile paint acrylic sprays river rock flagstone or stamped concrete will end up cracking over time.
Tile and stone are rugged and durable materials that will usually require very little maintenance over the years. From bathroom and outdoor patio tiles to stone walkways and pool decks such surfaces have the consistency and strength to ward off foul weather intense UV light and other common outdoor hazards. However due to a number of factors tile and stone can crack or break build up grout and be stained from liquids which can all combine to make a surface appear dingy and worn. Keeping tile and stone surfaces looking great isnt hard to do and can be finished in a relatively short amount of time.
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.
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.