HOW WE INSTALL PAVERS
At Go Pavers we know that you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. While it’s important to use the best looking materials, it is also crucial that those materials are appropriate for the job and that they are installed correctly to ensure a long-lasting, stable and durable surface that you can be proud of.
In order to consistently produce quality results, Go Pavers adheres to strict ICPI recommendations throughout the entire installation process. Certified by the ICPI and the leading manufacturers, our project managers also understand different techniques used for installing Belgard, Olsen, Orco, and Angelus paving stones.
Our crews are committed to one project at a time lead by a single, dedicated, certified project manager who closely monitors the work from start to finish; helping to alleviate the issues other contractors experience with piecemeal crews and third party laborers. This not only aides in the overall quality of the work we do, it also helps streamline the process and allows us to regularly complete projects more quickly than our competitors.
Pavers Installation Procedure
The Go Pavers Difference
From carefully compacting the gravel base to placing the paving stones, our skilled artisans work to guarantee that the installation will deliver the durability and strength that pavers are treasured for. Using state of the art technology we practice modern and sustainable installation methods to give you and your family the peace of mind you deserve knowing that your pavers not only look good, but are also safe, secure and installed properly.
But you don’t just have to take our word for it. As we have mentioned throughout our site, we believe that transparency is paramount to building a sound contractor / customer relationship so, as we disclose all of our prices online, we also share our installation process in detail. No secrets, no surprises. Check out this time-lapse video to see our team in action!
Pavers Installation Steps
- Excavation and Compaction – 8-9 inches
- Geo-textile Layer Installation (where applicable)
- Base Installation – 4-6 inches
- Drainage System Installation (where applicable)
- Compaction Base.
- Wash Bedding Sand installation – 1 inch
- Paver Stone Installation
- Paver Compaction and Setting
- Polymeric Epoxy Sand Installation
- Newly Installed Stones are Cleaned and washed.
Installing Pavers FAQ
This is sometimes called a filter cloth or soil separation fabric. This layer of woven or non-woven fabric 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 is a layer of specified material of a designed thickness placed on the subgrade to support the pavement surface. In an Interlocking Concrete Pavers, the most common base material is a compacted layer of class 2 road base.
This sand is used to fill the joint spaces between pavers to achieve vertical interlock. This sand must be clean, sharp, durable and well graded. Generally, it is best to use the same washed concrete sand ASTM C33) used for the bedding layer as the joint sand. This is especially important in vehicular trafficked. In otherwords if you are having a paver driveway installed it is important to use the right quality sand to keep the pavers in place. Go Pavers goes beyond the recommendation and use in ALL our installation Polymeric sand instead of a joint sand.
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 remains stable. 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 joints and will maintain its bond season after season even in harsh climate.
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If you are interested in learning more about pavers, how pavers are manufactured, how to install pavers, or the design process, call us for a free consultation. Our experienced designers and project managers will be pleased to answer all of your pavers questions.