HOW WE INSTALL PAVERS?
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The Go Pavers Advantage
At Go Pavers, our highest priority is 100% customer satisfaction. Everything we do in the process—from start to finish—is designed to provide the first-rate services our customers have come to expect from us.
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 the varying techniques used for installing Belgard, Olsen, Orco, and Angelus paving stones.. For while it is certainly important to use the highest quality 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 our customers will be proud of.
Our professional crews are committed to one project at a time, and are led by a single, dedicated, ICPI-certified project manager who closely monitors the work from start to finish. This process helps to alleviate the issues many other contractors experience with piecemeal crews and third-party laborers. This not only aids in the overall quality of the work Go Pavers performs, it also streamlines the process, allowing us to consistently complete projects more quickly than our competitors.
Our individualized customer-focused approach is why Go Pavers has consistently proven itself as an industry leader, and is why we are confident we can provide the first-rate service all our customers deserve.
Pavers Installation Process
At Go Pavers, quality is always priority. Our skilled artisans work to guarantee that the installation will deliver the durability and strength that pavers are treasured for. Every step in the process—from carefully compacting the gravel base to the placement of the paving stones—is professionally performed to ensure the highest quality results.
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 properly installed.
But don’t just take our word for it. As we have mentioned throughout our site, we are firm believers that transparency is paramount to building a sound contractor/customer relationship. As such, we not only disclose all our prices online, we also share our installation process in detail. No secrets, no surprises. Check out the following time-lapse video to see our expert installation 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
PAVERS INSTALLATION TECHNICAL TERMS
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. In interlocking concrete pavers, the most common base material is a compacted layer of class 2 road base.
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. Generally, it is best to use the same washed concrete sand ASTM C33 used for the bedding layer as the joint sand. This is particularly important when pavers are used in an area where there is vehicle traffic.
When 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 industry recommendations and uses Polymeric sand instead of a joint sand in all our installations. This is done to ensure the highest quality and longest-lasting results.
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.
Call for a FREE CONSULTATION
If you are interested in learning more about pavers, call us at 1-855-972-PAVERS (1-855-972-8377) for a free consultation. Our experienced designers and project managers will be pleased to answer all of your pavers questions.