Pavers are slabs and blocks made from different types of materials. A few of them are the clay, concrete, flagstone, marble, travertine, rubber, porcelain, plastic, asphalt, and many more. Pavers used for creating driveways, patios, pool decks, etc. Pavers are very popular and alternative to concrete in such projects. Pavers look better than concrete. Pavers also known as a patio stone.
Step 1: Before Paving installation
Step 2: Remove old stone and level the land
Planning the area to be paved is your first step. Decide where the pavers will go and determine if there is enough space for this. Measure the width and the length of the area to be paved. Then multiply the width by the length. The result gives the square footage of the area to be paved. Add 5% to get count cutting and wastage during installation. Establish the height that the pavers should reach and not exceed. Paving stone always slop downward from the home or building. Once the excavation is complete, the next step is the laying of the base material. We normally use crushed rocks as a base material. Edging is essential in the maintenance of your paved area. Before laying the pavers, a layer of bedding sand is placed over the compacted base material. This layer provides a bed into which the pavers are set. The sand bedding also helps to protect the sand joints from being eroded away. Lay the pavers in the pattern and design of that you have planned for. Lay them close together. Some pavers have space bumps incorporated into the paver design. Sweeping sand over the surface which fills up the joints locks the pavers into place. Wait till the pavers and sand become dry.
Step 3: Base material
Step 4: Place the pavers on the base material, fill the gap with sand
Clean and sweep the newly paved area, in order to remove all materials and debris. Seal the area with the help of sand binding sealant. This will ensure that sand will not disappear. Sealing your pavers helps prevent stains from oil, grease, grime, rust, moss, algae, tire markings and day-to-day spills.
Clay pavers are also known as brick pavers. Clay pavers were used for surfacing materials for some centuries. They are made from molded clay that is baked in a kiln and is set into a mortar on the driveway. Brick pavers are available in different types of patterns and color combinations. They are available in various textures, characters, and colors. Clay pavers are one of the popular alternatives to concrete.
Concrete pavers are pavers in many shapes and sizes made with concrete. The use of concrete pavers is one of the most popular flooring options for driveways and roadways. Concrete pavers are available in a wide range of colors, sizes, textures, and thicknesses. It is also available in customized shapes. Installation of concrete pavers is very easy and hassle-free. Because concrete pavers come in a uniform shape.
Bluestone is one type of sandstone. It creates elegant and sustainable driveways. Bluestone comes in a wide range of shapes and sizes. It can be crushed in gravel, so bluestone pavers give a variety of looks.
Flagstone is a sedimentary rock that is used as pavers most often for patios. The pavers are uniquely shaped and fit together like a puzzle. It’s a thinner paver compared to brick and concrete. So, it’s not all that good for a driveway.
Marble pavers are also available for your garden! Marble is formed when limestone is exposed to extreme heat and pressure. Marble pavers are used in all places. Marble pavers are used in patios, driveways, walkways, and many more places. These pavers make outdoor landscapes feel very charming.
Travertine pavers are like marbles are all-natural and eco-friendly. It is used in different ways. Travertine pavers are sedimentary rocks formed and developed under pressure and changing temperature. It has a natural appeal, travertine pavers have a popular option for outdoor landscaping and flooring. It looks good with patios, countertops, pool areas, and even indoor floorings. Travertine pavers can be found almost anywhere around the globe so their availability will never be a problem.
Porcelain is a clay-based material, treated with extremely high temperatures. This method fabricates a hard and durable output with a non-porous finish. Porcelain pavers can be used both indoors and outdoors but since it has a less-absorbent surface compared to other permeable materials, people practically use it for wet areas such as pool decks. With the help of modern technology, manufacturers can now produce thicker porcelain pavers with a close resemblance to natural materials like wood, stones, etc.
Cobblestone pavers are made of granite. Sometimes, it can be made out of basalt, limestone, or sandstone. Cobblestone pavers have been in practice for centuries. Cobblestone pavers indeed have the best of both worlds: Long-lasting durability and an attractive aesthetic.
Rubber pavers are usually made of recycled materials. It is eco-friendly yet it is also durable and tear-resistant, plus it’s affordable.