ChristinaJudy Pavers July 08th, 2018 - 09:22:00
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.
The only difference however between using a thin paver and thick paver over compacted base is that you cannot compact the thin paver once the project is complete. In both instances the base material is compacted but once a thick paver project is completed it is standard practice to spread joint sand over top and compact the field once or twice. The quality thickness and careful compaction of the base material is truly what gives any new paver area its longevity and as long as this crucial step is tended to appropriately then the longevity of the paver project will not be compromised regardless of the paver thickness.
Pool pavers are a popular material for creating decks and patios around the pool. The three primary materials that pavers come in are stone cement and brick. Stone pavers are a natural material so these pavers traditionally come in a rectangle shape. Since brick and cement pavers are manmade you can find pavers in different shapes that allow you to create the design or look you want. Square and rectangular pavers are the best choice for pool pavers because these pavers have smooth edges and textured surfaces. The shape of the paver affects the pattern you can create. A paver shaped like a zigzag for example can create an interlocking pattern. Square pavers on the other hand create a side-by-side pattern. Traditionally pool patterns include square and rectangular pavers to sit side-by-side but you can also turn the square and rectangular pavers at an angle to create a diamond pattern.
Sealing pavers will enhance the color of the pavers giving a new look. Once applied a sealant the surface will remain stain free and it will also be easy to clean it. Bricks absorb oil and stains fast making your pavement dirty and slippery. High pressure cleaning is not recommended for brick pavers as it can damage the bricks. Always clean it using a low pressure cleaner. Color pigments are often used in concrete pavers. Rampant usage of chemicals can cause fading or discoloration of the pavers. Consult a professional before start cleaning concrete pavers. After cleaning you can apply a sealant so that the color remains protected for a long time.