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Adelisa Villette Benoit Pavers June 09th, 2018 - 06:29:27
In todays world of home remodeling one product really can help make an aesthetical difference. That product is none other than the paver. They can be used to beautify any outdoor or indoor living area; this includes driveways patio deck pool decks walkways sidewalks and entryways. Also retaining walls are a common place as well. Stone and concrete brick paving products can transform any landscape into a beautiful piece of work. Lets dive into some of the more common used pavers today:
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.
Choose from hexagonal rectangular octagonal or square styles. These types of pavers are exceptionally durable and can last well over several decades. Another type of paver is a turf paver. These hollow pavers are installed using a grid system with a concrete or recycled plastic foundation. Upon installation of this grid also referred to as a "honeycomb" system gravel and topsoil are added inside. The pavers making up these grids encourage the growth of grass over the structure which creates an incredibly strong pavement made of turf or grass. These eco-friendly pavers are used to reduce the erosion of the soil and are a great "green" alternative to 100% concrete pavements.
Be it a pool deck driveway patio or walkway your pavers should be maintained on a regular basis to keep them looking as beautiful as the day they were installed. First do a visual inspection for sagging areas where water will collect and pool. These areas are often caused by water from a hose or rain washing earth foundation material and sand into a hollow space below the paver foundation. Once pooling is noticeable these sagging areas often widen quickly do to the increase of water draining in these areas. Its important for the hollow to be filled and stabilized before leveling the pavers otherwise you can be performing the same task next year. To fix this situation can be tricky. First remove the sagging pavers find the hollow and fill it with a foundation material. Next you want to tamp or pack the foundation material to within two inches of the bottom of the existing pavers. Fill the remaining 2 inches with sand and tamp it level with the bottom of the existing pavers and replace the removed pavers.