Adalene Astrid Cuillerier Pavers June 17th, 2018 - 17:52:39
A common question that we encounter is whether you can use a thin paver on top of base material. The answer is not absolute. In reality it depends on the circumstances of the project and the proficiency of the crew or individual installing the pavers in the first place. The one aspect of the project that must remain constant if considering the use of thin pavers over base is that the area to be paved must only be used as a pedestrian area that wont endure the weight of vehicular traffic. Using a thin paver on compacted base is typically frowned upon within the paver industry. They are normally used to remodel an existing concrete tile or acrylic surface.
Concrete pavers are a popular outdoor flooring surface. Concrete paving is very porous and stains easily. Its high porosity makes it particularly prone to salt efflorescence. Due to the use of high quality invisible impregnating ingredients in the sealing agent sealed pavers are protected for a long period of time. The durability of pavers is increased four-fold by protecting them. Pavers are the elements of the house that suffer maximum exposure to extreme weather pollution dirt grease and load conditions and therefore they stand a higher risk of being damaged. Low maintenance - The biggest benefit of a coated surface is that it does not require high maintenance. Dirt and other dust do not stick to the film making it easier to wash and keep clean from accumulated dust and debris. A simple wash will ensure your pavers preserve that pristine appearance for many years to come.
It is advised to lay pavers in the sun. If your pavers dont get enough sunlight there would be a chance of them getting infested with moss. This not only degrades the appearance of the pavers but also decreases their durability. Sealing pavers can prevents algae growth. Another problem often springs up due to the salt present in most of the pavers; efflorescence. This is a white chalky residue that forms on the surface of the pavers in contact with water or on its own. This can be cleaned using concentrated cleaners. Sealing pavers minimizes formation of the residue. Pavers being regularly tread on must be cleaned and polished to keep them intact for a long time.
Sealing pavers immediately after installation decreases chances of getting displaced or disfigured. The pavers set in sand move and adjust so in case a piece of pavers is chipped off in the process immediately replace it. So keeping a few extra pavers in stock is a good idea in case the particular design suddenly goes off the market. You dont want to ruin a perfectly symmetrical patio with one mismatched paver. If the pavers are laid on sand check them annually to see if the pieces have sunk. Brush in sand in the space in between them if necessary. The sand in the joints should be half as high as the level of the pavers. Sealing concrete in between prevents this problem.