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Question 1     May 06, 2015

Category:  Pavers

Subject:  Settling

Hi Roger,

If the project was properly installed, it should last for decades. Being that there seems to be water seepage, it sounds like the paver base has eroded which is causing the settling. We recommend you enlist 3 different professional paver installers to come and inspect it so they can give you a professional opinion on how to fix it. Click on "Find A Contractor" in the top right corner of our website and enter your zip code. Best of luck!

Moderator3
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How long should a new paver patio last before it starts to settle? It was installed around a pool and some of the pavers are now above/below others creating a walking hazard, especially for children in bare feet.

Thank You
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Question 2     February 04, 2015

Category:  Pavers

Subject:  overlaying over driveway

Hi Randy ,

Definitely should not lay the new pavers on top of concrete with no sand, they will crack for sure. There needs to be a solid base of aggregate sand in order to allow for settling. We recommend you enlist 3 different professional paver installers to come and inspect it so they can give you a professional opinion on how to properly install it. Click on "Find A Contractor" in the top right corner of our website and enter your zip code. Best of luck!

Moderator3
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Going to install pavers on driveway builder poured concrete base and only left down 2 3/8 the thickness of a paver. If i lay on top of concrete with no sand will pavers break when driven over or should i thinset them.
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Question 3     January 27, 2013

Category:  Cleaning/Sealing

Subject:  remove stains from duck droppings

Hi Kent,

Yes, you will need to use a higher graded cleaning solution for this. Here are some paver cleaning products we recommend:

http://www.techniseal.com
http://www.pavetech.com/paveChem/cleaners.shtml


Good Luck!
Moderator 3
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we have a patio with concrete pavers. there are white stains on the pavers from duck droppings that do not come off with soap,water and a brush. is there a cleaning chemical that i can use to remove the stains, or, any other way to remove them? thanks for your help.
kent walton
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Question 4     January 20, 2013

Category:  Pavers

Subject:  Paver joints

Hi Donald,

You could just sweep new masony sand into the joints as a temporary solution, however you may be better off filling the joints with a more longer term solution using a joint sand stabilizer product.

See here: http://www.pavetech.com/paveChem/sand.shtml

Best of luck!
Moderator 5
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My pation pavers are a year old. The patio paver joints are showing open joint gaps. Should I add or sweep new masony sand into the joints?
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Question 5     January 13, 2013

Category:  Pavers

Subject:  Grass turf pavers

Hi Jeff,

For a driveway that has vehicular traffic, a 4,000 PSI rating may not be strong enough to absorb the heavier traffic load, especially over the long term. You should look for a minimum of 6,000 PSI rating or higher.

Here is a good article about this:
http://www.landscapeonline.com/research/article/6518

Best of luck!
Moderator 3
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Is it advisable to use a square pattern grass block (4,000 rating) for a 6,000 SF driveway servicing 9 homes? I am concerned about the dimensional stability of the pavers with daily use of about 13 vehicles weighing 4,000 - 5,000 lb. & heavier vehicles who ignore the sign not to drive on.
What would be your recommendation?
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