Adeline Gaetane Brasseur Outdoor Paver June 14th, 2018 - 10:55:18
Clay brick pavers are made of natural clay that is fired and manufactured at extremely high temperatures. This process makes the bricks strong and ensures that the ingredients are bonded together. Brick pavers are proven to be effective and are considered to be one of the most durable type of paver material. It has been used for thousand of years and continues to be a popular choice. These pavers do not use any dye or pigments. Clay is a natural material it maintains its natural color and will never fade through time. It is available in different shapes and sizes that will suit any type of application.
Apply a paver sealer if applicable and if desired. There are many options when choosing paver sealers. Some will have a glossy wet look which often darkens the color of you pavers (which you may or may not desire). Some paver sealers have a matte finish while others are completely invisible. The sealer creates a durable barrier against liquid absorption on the paver itself (as opposed to the joint stabilizing sealer which hardens the joint sand). Brick paver sealers will help prevent staining and will keep your pavers looking cleaner for a much longer period of time. Some high end pavers have a stain resistant surface and this step is unnecessary. Follow the instructions of the sealers manufacturer on how to apply it properly.
Compared to regular concrete pavers are crack free. Their inherent design allows them to flex and move because of their many dry joints between the individual pavers. No poured concrete is used in the installation only a compacted aggregate base and sand. Edge restraints can be packed concrete along the outer perimeter or special plastic edge restraints designed specifically for pavers. Tile stone flagstone or any other material that must be installed over a concrete slab is subject to cracking of the underlying slab. Poured concrete without stone on top will also crack because its the nature of concrete to crack. Expansion joints are intentionally placed in poured concrete applications to allow for this natural cracking. Unfortunately concrete does not always crack along the expansion joints. And when it doesnt the whole appearance can be ruined.
Driveway pavers can help add beauty and personalize your home but they do require some maintenance to remain looking their best. Michigan brick paver companies know that sun and salt can damage your driveway. Weeds can begin to grow up between your pavers making that beautiful driveway into an unsightly entrance. Your vehicle can leak oil or gas that can damage you driveway. Sealing your driveway pavers can eliminate all of these problems for you. 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.