What are pavers made out of?
Interlocking concrete and precast concrete pavers are made out of cement and rock materials known as fine and course aggregate. The volume of aggregate is modified to determine concrete paver finishes and color pigment is added before concrete pavers are poured into various standard shapes and sizes. See our other Pavers FAQs to learn more about pavers.
How long do pavers last?
Pavers — Acording to most manufacturers – pavers are made to last a lifetime. Check Pavers FAQs and videos for our durability. What are the different types of pavers? Smooth pavers – Pavers have a smooth surface and straight corners Textured Pavers – have a texture surface that’s add an “expensive” look Tumbled Pavers – have the chizzled corners which as an antique and distressed broken look. View our full pavers collection to view all of the different styles, colors, sizes and paver cost.
Why choose pavers over stamped concrete?
Stamped concrete although easy to install is subject to frequent cracking in a seismic area such as Southern California. Pavers are durable, flexible and resistant to UV light and weather cycles. They are slip resistant, easily repaired and maintenance is minimal. The options of customizing with pavers is limitless while stamped concrete has no options to customize.
What kinds of pavers are widely available today?
Pavers are extremely durable (able to withstand up to 8000 p.s.i.) and incredibly versatile. They come in a wide variety of shapes, styles, textures, finishes, and colors. Pavers are relatively inexpensive and require little maintenance. Visit our online catalog for a closer look.
How do I pick pavers that will make my driveway and walkways stand out from my neighbors?
Every project we do is customized to fit all of our customers wants and needs. If you unsure of what you want, our design staff will work with you to help you pick the best paver for your home’s design. We can create unique patterns to ensure that your home stands out. Before beginning your project we can create a 2D Design Image or 3D Animation video of what your finished project will look like based on what you want. This will help you visualize exactly what your new pavers driveway and walkways will look like upon completion.
What are tumbled pavers?
Tumbled pavers are standard pavers that have been put through a device that wears down sharp edges, giving tumbled pavers a more natural and aged look.
What is the difference between natural stone pavers and concrete pavers?
Natural stones are primarily cut from real rock, concrete pavers are man-made and are made from concrete and other matierals and are manufactured in a wide variety of shapes and colors.
What are interlocking concrete pavers?
Interlocking concrete pavers are pre-fabricated pavers made out of colored cement and other elements designed to lock together.
What is geotextile? What does it do? Is it necessary?
Sometimes called filter fabric, geotextile is made of plastic threads that allow water to pass through them, but not very small particles of soil beneath them. Geotextile separates and contains the base from the underlying soil subgrade. It allows the base to shed water, and prevents the soil around it from working its way into the base. Without geotextile, the soil will work its way into the base and weaken it. This is a slow process that happens when the soil is saturated with water or during periods of thawing. Geotextile stops this process and extends the life of the base by many years. Geotextile is recommended for use over silt and clay soils and not essential in sandy soils. Geotextile use mainly for driveways rather then patio and walkways because of the traffic and weight.