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Adalie Charline Parent Patio Tiles June 08th, 2018 - 22:47:36
Once the coping has been installed and is secure we actually install the paver field. The first thing we do before we lay the paver field is to prepare the existing surface. We replace any and all drains so that we no longer have mold and mildew growth. Next we spread a small 1/8 to ¼ inch bed of sand on top of the deck. If there are low areas where water collects during hard rains then we will float these areas and raise their elevations with this bedding sand. In addition to changing the pitch of the deck the sand serves as a smooth surface to which the paver field will be installed upon. The interlocking pattern chosen by the homeowner will be dictated by the shapes the homeowner chooses.
Color of the pavers is extremely important. Quite naturally you select a color or a set of colors from a catalogue. But will you feel good if the colors are not exact what you have seen in the papers? Believe me most customers complain on this issue. Mr. Baker says he ordered for natural pavers but he found them brilliant yellow when they were delivered. You must ask me how to avoid this? I would suggest visit the store if possible. Match the colors with the catalogue. And you never know whether you come across some more vibrant colors there at the store itself! Be inquisitive to ask your vendors the means of transportation. Some of your pavers might break before they enter your lawn. Do not let this happen. These are almost fragile until they are set. Thus make sure that their transportation is taken care.
Now the very next thing is to calculate the area which you want to cover with pavers. You need to work out the same as the numbers of pavers depend on this area factor. However generally you should buy 20% extra pavers as they may waste due to sudden breakage transportation or cuts. Ask your vendor whether the pavers are all new. Do you know many of these paver vendors tend to sell second hand materials too? Plus they also pack some already cut pavers in the pack which you might miss to observe. This is in fact a very natural trick played by the paver sellers. Hence make sure while purchasing that the products are new and they are all unbroken.
The final step which ensures a tight secure field is to wash joint sand over the newly installed pavers. This sand will fill any and all voids between each and every paver. Its only purpose is to ensure that none of the pavers move. Frequently homeowners are concerned by the presence of sand on their deck. We remind them however that you need not see this join sand. Thin pavers are at least an inch in thickness and the smallest amount say 1/4 of inch of joint sand between the bricks for this type of application will keep all of the pavers in place and secure for years to come.