Pavers - Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs



Paver FAQs 

Q. Can I Use Pavers on a Driveway?

A. Yes you can! The most important part of installing pavers on your driveway is your base material preparation. Ensure that your base material is compacted and you use a good edge restraint, and you should have a sturdy enough paved surface for vehicle use.
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Q. Can I Install Pavers Myself?

A. Yes you can install pavers yourself! The easiest types of pavers to install are mortarless ones. All you need to do is to prepare your base material, your sand bedding, then lay your pavers, and sweep sand over the joints filling them up. This is how simple it is.

Q. What is the Base Material made of?

A. The base material should be made of crushed stone. The crushed stones should have varying sized particles and sharp edges to enable better compaction. The better your base compacts together, the flatter your paved surface will be.

Q. What is Geotextile?

A. Geotextile is also referred to as filter fabric. It is made of plastic threads, which allow water to pass through, while protecting your base and soil. It stops soil from being mixed into your base material and potentially loosening it, which will weaken the base and hence create movement in your paver surface.
Geotextile

Geotextile is recommended for use, particularly if you have moist soft soil beneath your base, like silt or clay. It is not that important if you have a sandy soil type.

Q. Can I Use Pavers around the Pool?

A. Yes. Pavers are very appropriate for around pool areas, for they provide a slip resistant surface, making it a safer environment. The moisture and water is soaked up by the sand in the joints, rather than being left to create a slippery surface. Pavers also provide a cooler surface to walk on than concrete!
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Q. Can I Use Pavers Over Existing Concrete?

A. Yes, but you may need a step if lying directly on top of a concrete slab. It is recommended that you obtain a quote for the removal of concrete slabs, for it may not be that expensive.

Q. How Long Do Pavers Last?

A. You will find that many of the larger paver manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty. However, pavers can be easily repaired and replaced, making them very durable!

Q. Will My Pavers Move or Shift?

A. To ensure that your pavers do not move or shift you myst use a good edge restraint. If you live in a hotter region, be sure to use a concrete edge restraint, rather a plastic type, which may buckle under extreme heat.