Adalie Charline Parent Patio Tiles June 27th, 2018 - 09:24:25
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.
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."
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.
Concrete Pavers: this type is more or less a variation of brick pavers; instead of clay the components of the mixture include water concrete or cement sand and other types of solid aggregates which are then molded under a high temperature kiln. Concrete pavers are commonly rectangular in shape and are arranged in the floor surface with gaps/joints of grout grass gravel or sand. Flooring pavers of this type are popular for their simple minimalist yet tidy appearance. Stone Pavers: boast of the natural look that they can bring in any spot. Paving components used for this type include granite limestone or flagstone which are polished and molded to suit the pattern desired.