Adelisa Villette Benoit Pavers June 25th, 2018 - 10:58:45
Pavers made of concrete go well with flagstone brick and concrete walkways or patios. If you live in climates where winter temperatures dip below zero concrete pavers are a good choice. Theyre able to hold up well in extreme temperatures. Choose pavers in shades such as ochre pink bisque white or sand. Pavers come in keyhole x-shape y-shape pentagon hexagon and fan designs. Pavers are made of sandstone blue stone granite and limestone as well. Such pavers are typically quite pricey. These kinds of pavers are usually used for patios and sidewalks or around pools or fountains. You can choose pavers made of these materials in a variety of geometric designs.
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.
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.
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.