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After fixing any sagging areas look for individual pavers that are sitting higher or lower than the surrounding pavers. A paver that sits higher can often be leveled by using a rubber mallet to force it into its proper position. If its too high or doesnt move you may have to remove it so you can remove some of the sand thats below the paver. If it sits low youll have to remove it to add sand until its level. To remove the paver you can purchase a paver removal tool or you can use a small pry bar to loosen the paver and lift it out of its space being careful not to crack or chip the paver. Its a good idea to pressure wash the surface on a yearly basis. Pressure Washing cleans the surface of your pavers and also remove much of the organic material growing between the pavers. Removing the organic material reduces the amount of bugs living in your paver area and helps keep the pavers stable.
In fact you can typically notice a serious difference between any two paver areas in color shade or variation whether these areas were simply produced at different times or theres a difference in product thickness. This aesthetic sacrifice does not work for most clients and using a thin paver over prepared base for a purely pedestrian area is completely functional other than the aforementioned compaction difference when compared with a thick paver. If a client is simply interested in a new paver patio then thick pavers are the order of the day. Believe or not but thick pavers cost the same as thin pavers! Therefore there is not a difference in the project cost for the client when choosing to construct a brand new patio. Occasionally however a client simply likes the look be it shape or color of a thin paver vendor better than any of the options from the thick paver option. If this is the case we maintain that the aesthetics are the main priority of the project and we will utilize the thin pavers over prepared base.
If your pavers are beginning to show some signs of fading or stains you can hire a Michigan paver company to clean strip and re-seal your driveway. This can bring back the original beauty of the paver driveway. Because of the wear and tear of having vehicles driving over the pavers you may have to have your pavers redone every 2 to 3 years to ensure the best performance. With proper maintenance there is no reason why your paver driveway cannot stay looking almost as good as new. Brick paver sealing is also a good idea for paved patios. You invest in a brick paver driveway and patio to improve the value of your property why would you refuse to use basic maintenance like sealing your pavers? Often people buy homes that have already been upgraded with a paver patio or driveway but do not realize just how much brick sealing could improve the look of the landscaping that is there. When pavers are allowed to fade out from the sun and dirt that build up it is hard to see the true beauty of what is there. Paver sealing in Michigan is even more important because of the salt used on the roads during the winter. Salt can stain the pavers and dull the colors. Power washing can help to some degree but sealing the pavers can make them look as good dry as they do wet. Invest in the maintenance needed to protect your property value. Sealing driveway pavers is an easy option for keeping your driveway as good as new.
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.