How do you install the interlocking paving stones?
- The first step is breaking and removing the existing driveway/patio/Pool deck.
- Haul away the broken concrete.
- Excavate 3 inches of dirt, so we can have a total of seven inches clearance between the top of the pavers and the sub grade (dirt).
- The vibratory plate we compact the sub grade to %98.
- Add four inches of Class II road base; we moisten with water and compacted again with vibratory plate to %95.
- Add one inch of sand.
- Lay the pavers on top and do the necessary cuts.
- Cement the boarder pavers with five inches of cement.
- Compact the pavers with out adding sand that will level all the pavers.
- Add join sand, and work it on top of the pavers with a broom.
- Run the vibratory plate on top several times to lock the pavers.
- Wash the finished driveway.
No, it is mixed in with the concrete pavers, what we call "Through Mix".
What Is the difference between regular bricks and interlocking paving stones? Regular bricks are made from clay, but the pavers are made from concrete. Regular bricks' installation is set in cement, which will eventually crack just like a cement driveway would.
Why are the interlocking paving stones better than cement for my Driveway?
- A paved driveway will never crack.
- The color of the paved work will never fade or change.
- The paved driveway is three times stronger than concrete driveways, it can withstand 7500 psi (pounds per square inch) and more, while concrete driveway is rated at 2500 psi.
- A paved driveway will never shift and separate like concrete driveway because of the four inch base that is compacted under the pavers.
- If for example your car leaked oil or, you spilled chemicals on paved driveway you can replace the dirty pavers, but with concrete driveways you have to grind it out or patch it with cement which will always look like a scar in the driveway.
- Colored stamped concrete is regular cement finished with texture rubber stamps and color, so it has the same (psi) of a regular drive way which means its going to have the same problems of a regular cement driveway, and most of stamped concrete work lose the rich color after a short period of time, and after 4 to 5 years the color fades more and more and the stamped concrete will look older with less definition.
- Colored concrete selection is limited, but with interlocking pavers, we have hundreds of different styles and colors.
- The sealer we use, is non-film forming.
- It adds a light glazed look to the interlocking pavers.
- Help protect from the ultra violet rays and weather conditions.
- Easier to clean oil leaks.
- Only needs to be applied once every 3-4 years.
- It stabilizes the joint sand, and prevents germination between the pavers.
- Sealer is recommended for driveways and pool-decks, but optional for patios and entries.
If no sealer is applied, it could be driven on it right away. If the sealer is applied, you need to wait about 24 hours.
How long an average job takes to complete?
An average job takes 3 to 4 days to complete. We will leave you with few extra pavers once we are done, and we never use left over pavers from one job to the next.
Do you take care of the water drainage?
At Modern Paving, we are very proud to say that our number one priority is drainage. We use the latest laser equipment to make sure the water flows away from your home, and if actual drain caps are needed, you will be advised way before the job starts.
What if you break a pipe during the demolition process?
- We take extra care in the demolition process not break any pipes or existing brick work, but sometimes, breaking a sprinkler pipe is unavoidable, especially with older houses. If that happens, any and all broken pipes will be replaced at no extra cost to you.
0th. We also go the extra step in laying any electrical conduits or sprinkler pipes for free. (Labor only)
- You get 2 years labor warranty that covers any installation imperfections (extremely rare).
- You also get lifetime warranty from the interlocking pavers manufacture.