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If you adhere a product to a surface that is cracked or will most likely crack (i.e. concrete) then that product since it is adhered to the surface beneath will also crack. A thin paver field is NOT adhered to the existing deck! The interlocking system that is utilized with a thin paver installation in conjunction with the joint sand produces a surface that can float on the deck beneath all the while staying even smooth and crack-less! I mentioned that the field is not adhered in the previous paragraph however there has to be interior and exterior edge restraints to keep the field from moving. The first step to installing pavers on your pool deck is to secure the interior of the paver field with coping which are the bull nose pieces set around the perimeter of the pool itself. The coping pieces are cemented to the deck and grouted.
Concrete pavers can easily expand and contract with changing temperatures or seasons. Thus they never crack easily. They have joints which allow for proper seasonal and seismic movement. Moreover homeowners dont need to spend their hard earned money for adding reinforcing or rebar material under pavers for additional strength. Theyre manufactured quite durable and strong. As mentioned above pavers dont require a lot of maintenance or care. You can keep your interlocking pavers in excellent condition with some regular routine maintenance tasks. This may include sweeping the floor or washing it with a garden hose.
First stop is the companys website. Youll find info about how long the company has been in business the neighborhoods in which they work and testimonials. Top-notch contractors will also educate you about paver installation on their websites. Next do a web search for Reviews and the companys name. That will bring up reviews from Google Yelp Yellow pages and more. Take the time to read them. Checking whether the firm is a member of a trade organization that emphasis continuing education professionalism and environmental protection. And always ask to see former client projects in your area. If the contractor has an online portfolio of completed projects you can do see their work as well as getting ideas for your own.
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.