Welcome to Our Permeable Pavers Installation Guide
PERMEABLE PAVERS INSTALLATION GUIDE
About Installing Permeable Paver Systems
In order for Permeable Pavers to function as they should, it is so important for the installation or construction to be done properly. This will ensure their success. Depending on what type of Permeable Pavers you are installing, make sure that you have all the necessary information you need. It is recommended that you hire an experienced contractor if you are installing Concrete Interlocking Pavers.
These are installed manually or mechanically and have to be leveled and compacted using a vibrating plate compactor. The joints and drainage holes filled with pervious materials makes them pervious.
|If you are installing Grass or Gravel pavers then this is a much simpler process and can perhaps be a do-it-yourself project. These pavers not only cost less but are also designed for ease of installation. They are made to resemble grids and are very flexible, which makes them such a breeze to install. Grid-like pavers can be cut to shape or fit around contours with the use of hand tools. You don't need to hire any large and expensive types of machinery for this installation.|
Porous Concrete is another permeable option. However it is crucial to get the mixture at the exact consistency, if not, you will find that it will be absolutely no use to you. For this reason, it is advised that you seek the assistance of an experienced tradesman.
So, whatever the type of permeable pervious paver you have chosen you will be glad to know that most manufacturers include installation and construction guides with their products. You will be able to judge the time it will take for the installation and how long before the pavers are safe for use. Always make some allowances for weather and site conditions!
Installation Process for Permeable or Pervious Pavers
|1. First of all you will have to prepare the site for the installation. This means that you will mark out the area for construction and then excavate the site. In order to estimate the depth at which you should excavate the site, a general rule is between 8 and 15 inches, but commonly it is 12 inches.|
2. Once you have excavated the site to the correct depth, it is now time to install the layer of gravel. This layer of gravel will provide support and strength to the whole surface.
3. Now that the layer of gravel is installed, you can add a layer of Geotextile fabric over the gravel. This provides extra drainage properties for your installation.
|4. The fabric will also separate the rock from the sand layer. So add in a layer of sand over the geotextile fabric. It is also a good idea to slightly wet the sand; this will help even out the surface before the next step of installing the grid system.|
5. Install the plastic grids or the concrete blocks, which ever you have decided on, this is laid by hand on top of the sand layer.
6. If you are using Concrete Interlocking Pavers then this step can also be carried out with special machinery or simply roll out plastic grid pavers over the surface.
|7. After the paver system is laid, it is time to fill in the holes or voids of the pavers. Depending on the type of system you chose, there are many options for filling material, such as pea gravel, washed gravel, sand and also root vegetation for Grass Pavers.|