Go Pavers Paving Stone Installation
To produce consistent results, Go Pavers adheres to strict ICPI guidelines throughout the entire paver installation process. Each and every Go Pavers installation endures a rigorous inspection by a dedicated ICPI certified Project Manager to guarantee the highest standards of excellence are consistently met.
How We Install Paver
STEP 1. Pavers Design & Planning
Go Pavers uses state-of-the art technology to provide fast, free and accurate on-site design consultations and price estimates. Our expert Project Managers guide you through the process every step of the way, as they work to transform your drab backyard into an amazing outdoor living space.
STEP 2. Pre-site Inspection
To make sure there are no surprises, your dedicated supervisor, and a dedicated project manager will meet with you prior to installation date to confirm every detail of your project and to answer any changes, requests, questions or concerns you might have.
STEP 3. Demolition & Excavation
When needed, professional heavy-duty machinery, such as a Bob-cat, will be used to demolish existing hard-scape surfaces, such as concrete or asphalt. Go pavers uses industry standard practices and tools when demolishing customer property, regardless of the scope or scale.
STEP 4. Grading
Grading is included in most paving stone projects to create a natural slope for water run-off. All grading is performed with the final design in mind and provides an organic solution to element management.
STEP 5. Sub Base & Base Compaction
While often overlooked by other contractors, Go Pavers utilizes professional quality compactors to compact the sub-base. This process ensures that there are no air gaps in the soil that may lead to unstable foundations or shifting pavers after installation.
STEP 6. Sand Installation
Go Pavers adds one inch of premium paver sand—debris free and designed for optimal bedding—on top of the compacted road base to assist with securing the paving stones.
STEP 7. Laying Pavers & Borders
Pavers are laid in the chosen pattern and according to ICPI guidelines for maximum length, lines and sizes to ensure a beautiful finish that will last for many years.
STEP 8. Polymeric Sand Installation
Go Pavers uses Polymeric sand—specially formulated sand for the filling your pavers joints. Unlike conventional sand which can be easily loosened and washed away by daily exposure to the elements, Polymeric sand binds the grains together to create solid, yet flexible joints that will maintain their bonds season after season, even in harsh climates.
STEP 9. Pavers Compaction & Polymeric Sand Activation
Go Pavers use a plate compactor to force the pavers securely into the bedding sand, ensuring maximum sturdiness and permanent positioning. During this process, bedding sand fills the paver joints, causing them to expand and “push” each paver, This assist with the interlocking action that will hold each paver in place relative to one another.
The polymeric sand used between paving stones is activated by spraying a mist of water over the joints. The water triggers the polymers and engages the binding process to hold the paving stones in place.
STEP 10. (Optional)Sealer Application
We recommend finishing the paver installation with a sealer to preserve the longevity of the stones, and to add a variety of professional looking finishes such as color enhancement or a wet look.
A FEW TECHNICAL TERMS for a Paver Installation
This material is often called filter cloth or soil separation fabric. It consists of a layer of woven or non-woven fabric that is placed between the subgrade and base to prevent the two layers from mixing under repetitive traffic loading.
The base is typically made of gravel. This layer of material is placed on the subgrade to support the pavement surface.
Joint sand is used to fill the joint spaces between pavers to achieve vertical interlock. This sand must be clean, sharp, durable and well graded.
Polymeric sand is a high-tech mix of graded sand and binder, specially formulated for the filling of narrow or wide joints when installing pavers or slabs, or when replacing existing joints. Unlike conventional sand, it stays in place and provides increased stability. The Polymeric sand is brushed into the joints between the pavers, then a light amount water is sprayed over the entire pavers area. The water activates the polymers that bind the grains of sand together creating a solid yet flexible joint. Polymeric sand will not wash out of the joints and will maintain its bond season after season, even in harsh climates.